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SDSU Basketball: Las Vegas Invitational Championship Preview

San Diego State vs. Illinois Sate at Viejas Arena on November 13th 2015. This game kicked off the regular season for the Aztecs. Mandatory Photo Credit: Tony Amat.

The San Diego State Aztecs will face West Virginia in the championship game of the Las Vegas Invitational at 7:30 pm on Fox Sports One. The Aztecs will enter Friday night’s game as the underdog against West Virginia. The starting five for the Aztecs will be Jeremy Hemsley, Trey Kell, Dakarai Allen, Zylan Cheatham and Angelo Chol. The players to watch in Wednesday’s game for SDSU are Jeremy Hemsley, Dakarai Allen and Winston Shepard. Hemsley enters the game against WVU averaging 13.7 points and 3.2 rebounds and leads the team in assists averaging 2.6 in 6 games this season. Shepard enters the game against WVU averaging 10.8 points and 6.2 rebounds in 6 games this season. Allen enters the game against WVU averaging 10.2 points and 3.8 rebounds in 6 games this season.

San Diego State vs. Illinois Sate at Viejas Arena on November 13th 2015. This game kicked off the regular season for the Aztecs. Mandatory Photo Credit: Tony Amat.

San Diego State vs. Illinois Sate at Viejas Arena on November 13th 2015. This game kicked off the regular season for the Aztecs. Mandatory Photo Credit: Tony Amat.

The Aztecs are still trying to improve with shooting from the floor and behind the arc. The Aztecs are shooting 42% from the floor and 33% from behind the arc. The Aztecs need major improvement in the free throw game but have improved their free throw shooting average to 68.7%. The Aztecs have also been working harder this season on offensive and defensive rebounds. To date the Aztecs have outrebounded opponents 244 to 205. The Aztecs are looking to crack into the AP Top 25 this coming weekend if they can get the victory over West Virginia after defeating No. 14 California last night. San Diego State’s opponents has been averaging a field goal percentage of just 35% and 34% from beyond the arc. The Aztecs have been bringing press on opponents this season thanks to a very deep bench. This has allowed the Aztecs to use the full court press for a majority of every game. Opponents also have to practice playing against the Aztecs dreaded 1-3-1 and 2-3 zone. Expect San Diego State use eight men tonight even though the Aztecs carry 10.


The Mountaineers have some height on their team with Jonathan Holton
(6-7), Esa Ahmad (6-8), Lamont West (6-8) Nathan Adrian (6-9), Elijah Macon (6-9), Brandon Watkins (6-9), Devin Williams (6-9), and  Logan Routt (6-11). The player to watch in Friday’s game for West Virginia are Devin Williams, Jevon Carter, Daxter Miles Jr. and Jaysean Paige. Williams enters the game against SDSU averaging 19 points and 11.4 rebounds in 5 games this season. Carter enters the game against SDSU averaging 14.2 points, 2 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 5 games this season. Miles Jr. enters the game against SDSU averaging 12.2 points and 2.6 rebounds in 5 games this season. Paige enters the game against SDSU averaging 10.2 points and 3.4 rebounds in 5 games this season.

Keys for Victory:

San Diego State University:

1) Shoot more than 45% from the floor!

2) Points in the paint!

2) Only shoot 3-point shots that are open!

3) Limit turnovers!

4) Attack the boards !

5) Make free throws

 

West Virginia 

1) Force SDSU to shoot from the perimeter.

2) Force SDSU to commit turnovers.

3) Win the defensive battle of the boards.

4) Try and get SDSU to foul out.

5) Make free throws.

Highlights of the San Diego State Upset Victory over No. 14 California from last night

MEDIA LINKS:

WVU Assistant Coach talks about SDSU (LINK)

Game Day Information

Game information: Tipoff 7:30 p.m. PT  in Las Vegas, Nevada.

ODDS: WVU by 2.5

TV: Fox Sports 1

Radio: Mighty 1090

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About DavidSDSU (946 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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