With the San Diego State basketball team’s 69-67 win over Colorado State Tuesday night, the team tied the program record for best start to league play (10-0 in 2013-14).
The win also gave the Aztecs (17-6, 10-0) a 12-game conference winning streak, which continues to extend what is now a school record.
With the success, the Aztecs have now become a target to the rest of the Mountain West.
“That’s something we know going into every game, especially with the win streak we have right now,” sophomore guard Trey Kell said. “We know that we’re going to get everyone’s best shot.”
Kell led the Aztecs with 19 points, and has done so in four of the team’s last five games. He’s scored in double figures 10 games in a row which is a career-high.
Scoring in double figures has come with regularity for Kell, but that has not been the case for sophomore forward Malik Pope.
Pope reached double figures for the third time this season with 10 points, and also added five rebounds and three blocks.
“Malik was good tonight, blocked some shots. He made some huge plays for us defensively in addition to some of the late baskets that he got for us,” head coach Steve Fisher said.
The Aztecs stay home for a game against New Mexico at 1 p.m. Saturday.