Malachi Flynn, left, of the Aztecs, during San Diego State’s Mountain West opener Wednesday. Photo credit: @Aztec_MBB, via Twitter

San Diego State improved to 9-0 Wednesday, easily brushing aside Colorado State 79-57 in their Mountain West opener.

It was the Aztecs’ largest margin of victory in Fort Collins in 40 all-time series meetings at Colorado State.

The unbeaten streak marks just the team’s second 9-0 start in the history of the program, dating back 99 seasons. Last season the Aztecs were 5-4 after nine games.

The streak also is tied for the seventh longest in school history and matches the longest in coach Brian Dutcher’s time at the helm.

San Diego State won its conference opener for the first time since 2015.

Junior forward Matt Mitchell, with 18 points, eight rebounds, tied his season-high for points and had a season-best for rebounds. Nathan Mensah added seven rebounds.

Senior guard Malachi Flynn led the Aztecs in scoring for the sixth time this season with 23 points. He added seven assists and six rebounds.

Dutcher improves to 4-0 lifetime against Colorado State and is 3-0 against the Rams on their turf, Moby Arena.

San Diego State plays its first Mountain West contest at home at noon Sunday against San Jose State.

– Staff reports

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