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No. 13 San Diego State vs. Washington game preview: Aztecs face tough road challenge against undefeated Huskies

SDSU beat Washington 70-63 when the two met at Viejas last season. Tip-off is at 6 p.m. PST.

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The No. 13 San Diego State Aztecs (6-1, 0-0 Mountain West) will travel up the coast to Seattle to take on the Washington Huskies (7-0, 0-0 Pac-12) on Sunday evening. The Aztecs ousted the Huskies 70-63 in their meeting last season behind 19 points from Xavier Thames and 17 points from Winston Shepard.

Washington is a fairly deep team led by its point guard, Nigel Williams-Goss, who averages about 15 points, seven assists and 5.5 rebounds per game. With Aqeel Quinn out due to a hand injury, pay attention to who Steve Fisher matches up with Williams-Goss.

The Huskies are also unique in that their second unit features a 7-foot center named Robert Upshaw, who's playing his first season for in the Pacific Northwest after transferring from Fresno State. The sophomore only plays around 16 minutes per contest, but he's averaging 9.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and just about 5 blocks per game in limited minutes.

Other players to watch:

G Mike Anderson: 7.7 points, 5.6 rebounds and two assists per game

F Shawn Kemp Jr.: 10.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and one block per game

In its past two games SDSU is shooting a horrid 26-51 from the free throw line. The Aztecs' 13-24 performance against Arizona proved to be their undoing, and their 13-27 showcase on Thursday allowed the University of San Diego to hang within single digits. At this point in the season, J.J. O'Brien is the only Aztec shooting above 70 percent from the free-throw line.

The Aztecs haven't been shooting the ball particularly well from the field, either. If SDSU comes out flat in both areas on Sunday, Washington will have a good shot at upsetting them in Seattle.

Score Prediction: SDSU escapes with a 57-51 victory.

Here are some highlights from Washington at SDSU last season via GoAztecs.com.

And just just for fun, here's a nasty Tony Wroten dunk on Angelo Chol from 2012.