San Diego State men’s basketball team beat UNLV 94-77 at Viejas Arena on Saturday night and they did it in a way that is quite uncommon in the modern era of NCAA hoops. They only took 11 shots from 3-point land.
The Aztecs made six of them.
Flirting with triple digits while attempting that few 3-pointers does not happen very often in today’s game. The Rebels made 13 of 30 from downtown and never had a single lead all game.
SDSU (11-8, 3-3 Mountain West) did it by dominating close to the basket. The Aztecs scored 40 points in the paint and in doing so drew a truckload of fouls. San Diego State made 10 more free throws (24) than UNLV (11-8, 5-2) even attempted.
Jalen McDaniels had a career game with 30 points and 13 rebounds to lead everyone in both categories. Devin Watson chipped in with 15 points.
The Aztecs are 3-3 in the Mountain West Conference and continued their pattern of playing well against conference opponents at home while struggling on the road. In its three home MW wins, SDSU has scored 84, 97 and 94 points. In three road losses, the Aztecs scored 64, 48, and 62 points.
Their next game is Wednesday night at Viejas Arena against Air Force, the team who held the Aztecs to their lowest scoring total of the year (that 48 point game) two weeks ago.
Photo Credit: Ernie Anderson/SDSU
Source: NBC San Diego