SDSU turned the ball over on its first three possessions of the game en route to a 19-3 early deficit and a 34-19 deficit at halftime.
Despite out-rebounding the Bulldogs 41-24, the Aztecs committed 18 turnovers, compared to Fresno State's six, and looked disjointed on offense all night.
Aqeel Quinn led SDSU with 19 points on 8-13 shooting and helped spur a 17-0 scoring run that tied the game at 40 midway through the second half. But the Aztecs eased off the gas after tying the game and were outscored 19-17 (with some desperation 3s) to finish the game.
Marvelle Harris led all scorers with 25 points on 9-16 shooting. Fresno State hasn't defeated SDSU at home since 2000, and SDSU's 47-game winning streak against California schools is now over.
SDSU's offense has looked uncoordinated all year, but it seems like it's gotten even worse in the last few games, especially its last three halves. That's not a player issue; that's a coaching issue. This is almost blasphemous to say in the Aztec community, but head coach Steve Fisher is doing a poor job with the offense this year and must make some big changes for this team to reach the NCAA Tournament, let alone do well in MW play.
Angelo Chol was ejected late in the second half for rising off the bench during a skirmish at mid-court.
SDSU has squandered an opportunity to jump into the Associated Press top 25, after No. 25, No. 24, No. 23, No. 22 and No. 20 all lost this week.
The Bulldogs next host the Utah State Aggies on Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. PT.
The Aztecs next host the New Mexico Lobos Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. PT.