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SDSU Basketball: Women’s Basketball Should Be Ranked!

SDSU v. Cal. 2011.

The San Diego State men’s basketball team had the highest expectations this season in the eye’s of San Diego State basketball fans. While the men have been struggling this season the San Diego State women’s basketball team has been excelling.

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

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

The Aztecs team is led by captain Chelsea Hopkins who was named the 2013 Mountain West Conference Player of The Year. This season Hopkins posted four triple-doubles, which is the most in the nation (NCAA both Women’s & Men’s) and in MW history. San Diego State head coach Beth Burns was named the 2013 Mountain West Conference Women’s Basketball Coach of The Year. The Aztecs have only lost five games this season. Those losses came against UCLA, Colorado, Oklahoma State, Washington and Fresno State. The Aztecs finished the Mountain West Conference season with one of the best records in Mountain West Conference history at 15-1.

Many Aztec fans believe that San Diego State deserves to be ranked with a record of 26-5. The prior argument against ranking San Diego State was the ranking of the teams they have lost to UCLA, Colorado, Oklahoma State and Washington were all ranked ahead of San Diego State. That argument is now invalid as Oklahoma State and Washington have dropped out of the top 25. At the beginning of the week San Diego State was receiving votes in both the in AP Top 25 poll (13 votes good enough for 31st place) and USA Today Coaches Poll (20 votes good enough for 27th place).The Aztecs deserve to be ranked and will be ranked on Monday when they win the Mountain West Conference Championship.

Below are scores, stats, and videos from the Aztecs games at the Mountain West Conference Tournament so far!

 

March 14 Quarterfinals: Nevada (Won 67 to 39)

Player of the game: Chelsea Hopkins who set a Mountain West Conference Tournament record for most assists in a game with 14 (12 assists in the first half).

March 15 Semi Finals: New Mexico (Won 67 to 39)

Player of the game: Chelsea Hopkins who posted her the 18th double-double of her career and 10th double-double on the season

March 16 Finals:

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About DavidSDSU (943 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.

1 Comment on SDSU Basketball: Women’s Basketball Should Be Ranked!

  1. Katheleen Edwards // March 15, 2013 at 4:52 pm // Reply

    Great to see some women’s sports coverage!

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