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San Diego State Basketball: SDSU beats Stanford 72-64 in secret scrimmage

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Don't know much more than that, this game being secret and all.

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According to ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman, the San Diego State Aztecs beat the Stanford Cardinal 72-64 yesterday in a secret scrimmage at Viejas Arena.

Goodman also reported that six Aztecs scored anywhere from 8 to 15 points -- very balanced scoring, assuming that coach Steve Fisher played all 11 healthy scholarship student-athletes.

Unfortunately, Mountain West Connection can't report much more about the game. SDSU staff is not allowed to discuss the game with media per NCAA rules.

It's safe to guess, however, that Stanford gave SDSU the tough preseason challenge it needed entering its most hyped season in program history. Stanford was recently ranked 26th in the preseason college basketball Associated Press Poll, and it tied with Harvard for 26th in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

The Cardinal also reeled in an impressive 2014 recruiting class. In fact, ESPN.com ranked Stanford's recruiting class 15th in the country, two spots higher than SDSU's class.

Five-star power forward Reid Travis is the most heralded of Stanford's recruits, entering the 2014-15 season as ESPN.com's 27th best freshman in the country. Travis stands 6-foot-8 and weighs in at a daunting 240 pounds, so one can definitely imagine him battling in the paint with J.J. O'Brien, Skylar Spencer, Angelo Chol and even Winston Shepard here and there.

SDSU plays its final preseason tilt when it hosts Point Loma Nazarene Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.