Game Recap: Aztecs stun No. 12 Gonzaga, you, me, everyone else

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The court storming was denied, with extreme prejudice.

As the final tenth of a second ticked off in the San Diego State men’s basketball team’s 72-70 upset of No. 12 Gonzaga on Thursday night at Viejas, a couple dozen scruffy students made a run at a handful of Elite Security’s finest. The wave was repulsed, with one particularly rambunctious student getting hauled away into the tunnel by the enraged off-brand Pinkertons.

It was honestly kind of a shame. If ever there was a game that deserved a court storming — a sweet release of two and a half years of unrealized expectations and general malaise — this was it.

The Aztecs didn’t beat just any ranked opponent. This was Mark Few’s mid-major blue blood, a reloaded squad that returned two key starters off a team that was 7 points shy of the National Damn Championship just a few months ago. This is easily SDSU’s most significant regular season win since Kansas at Phog Allen in 2014. And unlike that time, I don’t think any of us really saw it coming.

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The best wins of the Fisher Era, ranked

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Steve Fisher won 386 games as head coach at San Diego State University. That’s a lot of wins! So many, in fact, that it would be a fool’s errand to attempt to pick only 10 that stand out among the rest.

On the other hand, this is a blog on the internet. So, uh, I made a list.

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Anyway, here are the 10 best victories of the Steve Fisher Era. Know that if you disagree with anything here it is because you are dumb and bad and don’t appreciate Steve Fisher at the same level I do.

Anyway, the list:

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Gonzaga punishes SDSU in uncompetitive basketball game

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The San Diego State men’s basketball team, limping into this season in a physical sense, flew to Spokane and got their collective ass handed to them in a metaphorical sense by 14th-ranked Gonzaga, 69-48. The Zags are talented and deep. SDSU is injured and thin. It showed.

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