The post season continues for the San Diego State Aztecs as they head to New York City for the Final Four of the NIT where they will take on George Washington out of the Atlantic-10. The other half of the bracket has Valparaiso vs. BYU, and the title game could be quite interesting if the Cougars get past the Crusaders.
|Date||Time (ET)||Matchup||TV||Live Stream|
|March 29||7 p.m.||No. 1 Valparaiso vs. No. 2 BYU||ESPN||WatchESPN|
|March 29||9 p.m.||No. 4 George Washington vs. No. 2 SDSU||ESPN||WatchESPN|
George Washington made it this far by topping Hofstra, Monmouth and most recently Florida, and the Colonials are led by Tyler Cavanaugh who leads the team in points at 16.8 points per game and he brings down nearly eight rebounds per game
Cavanaugh can shoot the three as he is converting 42 percent from beyond the arc and has made 8 of 13 in his three NIT games and has stepped up his game and has averaged 21.7 points and 9.33 boards.
San Diego State will need to use their patented defense to slow down Cavanaugh, and the George Washington team in general as the average 76 points per game. They also rebound well at 38 per game but while the Colonials offense has been leading them this NIT, the Aztecs have not only kept their defense going on all cylinders but their offense has improved greatly during this run.
If San Diego State keeps up the momentum they should be in the finals against either former Mountain West foe BYU or top-seeded Valparaiso.