NCAAB Game Recap - San Diego Christian at San Diego State
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:00 PM EST

UNC
81
Gonz
94
F
MiaO
46
Lou
70
F
KY
66
Utah
69
F
Mont
48
Oreg
81
F
Stony
44
UVA
56
F
Baylor
91
TN-M
63
F
MSU
77
NW
72
F
SDCh
48
SDSU
92
F
Tenn
66
Cin
78
F
CenCT
60
Dart
76
F
InWor
82
CenAR
88
F(OT)
OrSt
88
TexSA
78
F
LoyIL
78
Vand
70
F
WCU
61
Xav
74
F
(N/A)
47
How
105
F
USC-Up
73
SCSt
70
F
StPet
56
UConn
66
F
BethC
65
UCF
70
F
UNCG
54
Vermt
53
F
ETSU
74
LSU
63
F
IL-C
66
IlSt
67
F
Valpa
87
HiPt
72
F
(N/A)
61
W MI
84
F
Niag
70
StBon
87
F
Jacksn
81
Presb
58
F
Rich
62
OlDom
59
F
UNH
64
Maris
56
F
Wagn
60
LaSal
74
F
TNSt
72
IndSt
78
F
Ball
65
GaTec
47
F
DeP
73
Clev
65
F
VACom
76
Charl
71
F
Canis
73
Buff
82
F
HBU
68
SFA
96
F
Alab
105
Samf
87
F
NWSt
79
SamH
92
F
KennSt
44
Belm
83
F
Bingha
55
YSU
73
F
ULLa
67
ArkSt
79
F
FlGlf
56
SDSt
75
F
(N/A)
64
WIGB
126
F
Hamp
53
SIU
75
F
TXAMC
58
Nich
64
F
AbCh
77
NOrl
71
F
Radf
68
MisSt
77
F
SeLA
73
Lamar
79
F(OT)
Oakl
62
Syr
74
F
SoFL
74
UtSt
76
F(OT)
DelSt
80
JacSt
92
F
Albany
57
StJon
85
F
PaulQ
67
McNee
109
F
UtVal
69
Wyo
67
F
ArkPB
40
NMSt
65
F
StMar
96
AzSt
56
F
South
61
CBap
78
F
SJSU
84
SCla
89
F
TXSo
73
Nev
91
F
Pacif
74
UNLV
66
F
CAPoly
56
Sac
57
F

San Diego State 92, San Diego Christian 48

Dec 18, 2019, 10:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

San Diego Christian (0-0)

27

21

48

(20) San Diego State (11-0)

45

47

92

Undefeated No. 20 Aztecs roll past NAIA Hawks, 92-48
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:41 AM

SAN DIEGO (AP) No. 20 San Diego State got the laugher it needed to ease back into action after a 10-day layoff for finals.

Yanni Wetzell scored 17 points and the Aztecs beat NAIA San Diego Christian 92-48 on Wednesday night to remain undefeated. It was the 13th-largest margin of victory in school history.

"We had 10 days off so it was nice to kind of knock the rust off and get back out there," said Wetzell, a New Zealander who is a graduate transfer from Vanderbilt. "It was awesome going against a team like this. We were able to get everyone out there on the floor. Everyone was able to play some good minutes and we shared the ball really well, so overall great performance in my eyes."

SDSU (11-0) hadn't played since beating San Jose State by two points by home on Dec. 8. The Aztecs were playing for the first time since jumping into The Associated Press Top 25. They moved up five spots Monday despite not playing last week.

The Aztecs are off to their best start since opening 20-0 behind Kawhi Leonard in 2010-11, when they reached the Sweet 16 for the first time and finished 34-3. They are one of four remaining undefeated teams.

KJ Feagin added 12 points and Malachi Flynn and Jordan Schakel had 10 apiece for SDSU.

"I think we played pretty well," Feagin said. "We kept sharing the ball, playing as a team. I'm pretty satisfied with the performance today."

San Diego Christian considered this an exhibition game.

The Aztecs used it to get their legs back after the long layoff and to prepare for Saturday's game against Utah at Staples Center in Los Angeles. That's the last of four big non-conference games the Aztecs are hoping will bolster their resume for an at-large NCAA Tournament bid in case they don't win the Mountain West Conference tournament and the automatic bid that comes with it.

SDSU has already won at BYU, and beat Creighton and Iowa to win the Las Vegas Invitational.

"I put on the board today that San Diego State is playing San Diego State, and that's no disrespect to San Diego Christian but we're playing up to whatever our standard is for ourselves," coach Brian Dutcher said. "I thought we came close to doing that. I thought we guarded pretty well. Second thing I put up there was rebounding. We didn't do that very well today. The last thing I put offensively ... we have to share the ball and I thought we really did that at a high level."

SDSU had 24 assists, led by Feagin with eight.

The Aztecs had a lot of slam dunks and worked on their press against the outmanned Hawks.

Bryce Parsons gave the Hawks a 2-0 lead before the Aztecs went on a 14-0 run. Wetzell started it with a hook shot and finished it with a dunk.

The Hawks pulled within single digits before SDSU used an 8-0 run to take control for good. Wetzell had another slam and a free throw, and Matt Mitchell converted a three-point play for a 27-16 lead.

SDSU led 45-27 at halftime.

San Diego Christian's Marc Combs scored all 14 of his points in the first half.

"Granted, we were apprehensive because this team is so well-coached," Hawks coach Dwayne Cosby said. "We knew the task at hand. We wanted to come in and execute our stuff and just put up a good fight for 40 minutes."

But the Aztecs' press left the Hawks "plenty surprised," Cosby said. "I was really shocked at how they pressured us and how bad we ran into it given how we practice it every day. We never got in a groove offensively."

BIG PICTURE

San Diego Christian fell to 0-9 in the series that began in 2010. The Hawks made the 9.4-mile drive from suburban Santee in three vans.

San Diego State: The Aztecs were playing as a ranked team for the first time since Feb. 28, 2015, when they were No. 24 and lost at home to Boise State to fall out of the rankings.

UP NEXT

San Diego Christian: Hosts Cal Maritime on Friday night.

San Diego State: Plays Utah at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday.

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Leaders

San Diego Christian PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Chapotin 0 0 0 2 2 0
W. Zhang 0 0 0 0 0 0
San Diego State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Barnett 0 0 0 0 0 0
Y. Wetzell 17 0 1 6 2 1

Team Comparison

SDCh SDSU
Points For 48 92
Field Goals 20/60-33% 33/63-52%
Three Pointers 3/20-15% 10/23-43%
Free Throws 5/5-100% 16/22-73%
Offensive Rebounds 13 17
Defensive Rebounds 17 26
Rebounds 33 49
Blocks 2 5
Steals 8 14
Turnovers 18 12
Personal Fouls 22 12
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - SDSU Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Dec 18 SDCh 48 @ SDSU 92 T. Funk 2 C. Giordano 3

Game Information

Stadium: Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl, San Diego, California
Attendance: 10,158
Game Time: