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SDSU Basketball: No. 22 SDSU vs. Air Force (Game Preview)

SDSU vs. UNLV Men's Basketball. Photo Credit CEO David Frerker

The 22nd ranked team in the nation the San Diego State Aztecs will travel to Air Force this Saturday for a trap game against the Falcons. The Aztecs will enter Saturday’s game as the favorites against Air Force. The players to watch in Saturday’s game are Jamaal Franklin and Chase Tapley. Jamaal Franklin enters the game against Air Force averaging 17.4 points and 9.4 rebounds in 19 games this season. Chase Tapley enters the game against Air Force averaging 14.6 points and 3.3 rebounds in 18 games this season.

Photo Credit: CEO David Frerker. San Diego State's DeShawn Stephens controlling the opening tipoff

Photo Credit: CEO David Frerker. San Diego State’s DeShawn Stephens controlling the opening tipoff

The Aztecs are still trying to improve with shooting from the floor and behind the arc. The Aztecs are shooting 44% from the floor and 36.9% from behind the arc. This team has a plethora of shooters and can blow out teams when they are shooting their best as they did against Arkansas Pine Bluff, UCLA, UCSB, first half of the Colorado State game, second half of the Nevada game and game against New Mexico. The Aztecs need major improvement in the free throw game but have improved their free throw shooting average to 67.6%. The Aztecs have also been working harder this season on offensive and defensive rebounds. Rebounding is the number one weakness of San Diego State. The Aztecs have a ton of work to do in the rebounding game. The Aztecs have out rebounded teams this year 745 to 676.

The Aztecs are ranked 22nd in the AP poll. The Aztecs starting five for Saturday’s game will be Xavier Thames, Chase Tapley. Jamaal Franklin, JJ ‘O Brien and DeShawn Stephens. Once again the only San Diego State freshman who is red-shirting this season is Matt Shrigley. Look for Skylar Spencer, Winston Shepard, Dwayne Polee and James Johnson to receive a lot of minutes in Saturday’s game.

The Falcons have some height on their team with Marek Olesinski, Ethan Michael (6-8), Chase Kammerer (6-8), Conner Litt (6-8), Daniel Salomon (6-9), Taylor Broekhuis (6-10) and Zach Moer (6-10). The smallest players on the Air Force team are Tre Coggins (6-2), Todd Fletcher (6-2) and Kyle Green (6-2). The Falcons have a good-sized squad that will put up a fight on the boards against a talented Aztec squad.

Highlights from last match up.

Poll Question

Game Day Information

Game information: Tipoff 1:00 p.m. MT at Clune Arena (6,000) in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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About DavidSDSU (942 Articles)
I graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Media Studies. I am also the Founder and CEO of San Diego Sports Domination. I am award winning blogger and have been covering San Diego State Athletics and San Diego Sports for the past 6 years. I have blogged for FanSided 150 (Recruiting Website), FanSided's SDSU Site (Surf The Spear which is no longer online) and have written guest blogs on SDSU. I have been a guest on all San Diego Sports Radio stations ( ESPN 1700 San Diego, Mighty 1090 and Xtra Sports 1360). My articles have been linked to news websites all over the United States. I run this website in my spare time for fun. At my day job I am a Sports Social Media Editor for STN Digital a Digital Marketing Agency that works in the Sports & Entertainment Industry.

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