On Wednesday night, San Diego State Basketball became the first team in college basketball to clinch their conference’s regular-season title, but now they have to remain motivated as they head to Boise to defend their undefeated record.
That Wednesday day game featured San Diego State Basketball putting in another dominant performance against New Mexico, beating them by 23 in San Diego. That win extended their win streak to 25 games and was their 4th consecutive double-digit win, also beating New Mexico by 28, Utah State by 12, and Air Force by 15.
Their dominance throughout the season has them on the verge of securing a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, and currently has them ranked 4th in the country. Now all they need is to finish the undefeated regular season and get a little bit of help from BYU and they should claim the 1 seed in the West region.
Boise State has been playing some of their best basketball of the season over the last few weeks. After a 3-4 start to conference play, they’ve won 6 of 7 to pull themselves into a tie for 2nd place in the conference. Their only loss during that time was a road loss to Utah State, who has also been playing very well lately. However, they managed to avenge losses to Air Force and Nevada during the stretch. This run has them looking extremely likely to get themselves a first round bye in the conference tournament and they could even put themselves in position for a top 3 seed with a few more wins to close out the year.
SDSU dominated the first meeting between these two teams, but Boise State has looked like a different team lately and SDSU hasn’t won in Boise in their last three attempts. This should be one of the highlights of Sunday’s slate and is the latest real threat to SDSU’s undefeated season.