The Aztecs win their 6th straight as they go on to beat Washington at Montezuma Mesa
It may have been an unusually cold day in San Diego, but it was business as usual for Steve Fisher and the boys at the Viejas Arena.
Xavier Thames lead the Aztecs in scoring with his 19 points. Along with Thames, both J.J. O'Brien (10 pts.) and Winston Shepard (17 pts.) entered the double digit scoring margin. With that said, the Aztecs need to work on shooting the ball better after watching that game. The Aztec starters went 13 for 48 from the field. That's a meager 27%. O'Brien gets a pass due to the simple fact that he's still recovering from a bruised shooting hand. Might as well have a cast on that thing the way his hand is wrapped up. Thames went 1 for 5 beyond the 3-point arc, an unusual performance from the sharp shooter that we came to love at the Wooden Legacy. On the other side of the ball, Skylar Spencer went onto book 5 of the 11 blocks in the game. With the performance, Spencer set a new career high. Also, Josh Davis and Winston Shepard stole 3 balls each to account for 6 of the 8 Aztec steals in the game. Overall, the Aztecs played hard and being at home ,with The Show being their usual wild self, didn't hurt. This was a great win for the boys on Montezuma Mesa.
The Aztecs now get ready to host the Southern Utah Thunderbirds, who are 1-5 on the season. This should be an easy pick up game for the Aztecs and maybe even a confidence builder, as the starters look to improve their FG scoring. Fisher needs to address the sluggish shooting as Mountain West play begins in less than a month, also not to mention a looming trip to Lawrence, KS to play national powerhouse Kansas. But I'm confident that the Aztecs will find it in them to improve and handle business as usual during this 4-game home stand.
Great job guys. GO AZTECS!