SDSU junior guard Winston Shepard. Courtesy of Go Aztecs Facebook.
SDSU junior guard Winston Shepard. Photo courtesy of Go Aztecs Facebook.

San Diego State rolled past rival New Mexico 56-42 Tuesday night at Viejas Arena.

Junior guard Winston Shepard led the charge for the Aztecs with 20 points, nine rebounds and two assists.

It was the most Shepard had scored since setting his career high of 21 points last season against St. Katherine College.

Junior center Angelo Chol also had a great night, and tied his career-high of 10 points.

“It was nice to see, Winston is a good player,” coach Steve Fisher said at the post-game press conference. “This was a night where he scored some important points for us.”

The Aztecs suffered a tough loss at Fresno St. last Saturday, but were able to get back on track thanks to the leadership of Fisher.

“We didn’t get down on ourselves like everyone else,” Shepard said at the post-game press conference. “Coach Fisher always preaches next play, next man up, next game and so Fresno State is in the past and we just wanted to move forward.”

SDSU turned the ball over just nine times on Tuesday, half its total from the loss to Fresno St.

They will now hit the road, as they will play at Wyoming on Jan. 14 at 8 p.m. on ESPN 2.