NCAA Tournament March Madness

#20 San Diego St

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Projected seed: 5 (automatic qualifier)

San Diego State has carved out a strong position heading towards the big dance, due in large part to their impressive defensive capabilities that have been a difference-maker throughout the season. Key wins over opponents like Gonzaga away from home truly illuminate the potential of this squad to not only enter the tournament but to wreak havoc once there. However, the narrow miss against Boise State and the stumble at Colorado State proved that they are vulnerable, particularly on the road against disciplined teams. With upcoming tilts at UNLV and against Boise State, the Aztecs have precious opportunities to polish their resume, potentially climbing higher with triumphs in these contests, which would reassure the committee of their stability and might even push them into a more favorable seeding conversation.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6CS Fullerton237W83-57
11/10@BYU27L74-65
11/14Long Beach St159W88-76
11/17(N)St Mary's CA50W79-54
11/19(N)Washington86W100-97
11/25(N)California113W76-67
12/1@UC San Diego122W63-62
12/5@Grand Canyon49L79-73
12/9UC Irvine72W63-62
12/21Stanford133W74-60
12/29@Gonzaga16W84-74
1/3Fresno St195W74-47
1/6UNLV65W72-61
1/9@San Jose St254W81-78
1/13@New Mexico37L88-70
1/17Nevada29W71-59
1/20@Boise St56L67-66
1/23Wyoming171W81-65
1/30@Colorado St31L79-71
2/3Utah St42W81-67
2/6@Air Force290W77-64
2/9@Nevada29L70-66
2/13Colorado St31W71-55
2/16New Mexico37W81-70
2/20@Utah St42L68-63
2/24@Fresno St195W73-41
2/27San Jose St254W72-64
3/5@UNLV6553%
3/8Boise St5673%