The San Diego State Aztecs will meet the Cal State San Marcos Cougars Friday night before a sold out crowd at Viejas Arena on the Campus of San Diego State University. The night before the Aztecs and Cougars take the court we still do not know the starting five for this deep San Diego State squad. We will however know after the upcoming preseason game vs. Cal State San Marcos if anyone will be red-shirted their freshman season or not.
The San Diego State Aztecs met the Cal State San Marcos Cougars (CSUSM) last year for the second time in history. The CSUSM Cougars basketball has only been around for three seasons. This team finished last year with a 23-7 record and ranked No. 12 in this year’s NAIA preseason poll. That is not bad at all for a team in its third year of collegiate basketball.
The Cougars played SDSU extremelly hard last season, though the Aztecs won the basketball game. The Cougars have some height on the roster in San Diegan and senior Quincy Lawson (6’6), junior Khalil Murphy (6’7), and senior Adam Eakles (6’8) The shortest player on the CSUSM team is freshman Markus Thompson at 5 foot 9. The height will be good practice for SDSU as they struggled against Florida Gulf Coast in the NCAA tournament. We do know that Cal State San Marcos is going to help San Diego State prepare for games this season by running the zone against SDSU for the first half of the game.
Game Day Information
Game information: Tipoff 7:00p.m. PT Viejas Arena in San Diego, California.
Radio: KOGO 600
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