Game Recap: Dutch discovers bench players, Aztecs win

Another day passed without the Yellowstone Caldera exploding in a supervolcanic eruption and altering life on earth. Good thing, because San Diego State beat Wyoming 87-77 in a men’s basketball game tonight. Those Cowboys have enough to worry about!

Solid bench

I was obligated otherwise during this game, however reports indicate Aztecs head coach Brian Dutcher read all our tweets and was compelled to finally to give under-appreciated Nolan Narain some real minutes. And hells bells Narain was real good, making 8 of 10 shots for a career-high 18 points in just 18 minutes. Scoring a point per minute is excellent.

Jordan Schakel took advantage of quality floor time as well, canning 4 of 5 three-pointers on his way to 14 points.

Look at this video of our guys doing good basketball plays:

Jalen McDaniels put up 16 points before fouling out, Devin Watson had 13 and Malik Pope added 10 for the rollercoaster Aztecs. Trey Kell got back on the floor, starting and collecting six points to go with six assists. Kam Rooks had a DNP and likely will see a few more.

SDSU (14-10) remained in 8th place in the conference but crawled within a game of 6th, like it matters.

Much respect to Nolan Narain, the Canadian sensation, for keeping his head while seemingly in Dutch’s doghouse for most of the season. After the game he sent his first tweet in two months:

Ban guns.

Next game
Saturday vs. UNLV at Viejas Arena, 1pm on CBS Sports Network.

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Author: lemonverbena

Californian/Washingtonian, co-editor of Kabeer Thirty.

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