Preview: San Diego State Aztecs
Tulane transfer will be key as Steve Fisher's program reloads yet again
- Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY SportsSteve Fisher has established a high baseline expectation for the Aztecs.
2012-13: 23-11 (9-7 Mountain West)
In-conference offense: 1.03 points per possession (5th)
In-conference defense: 0.95 points allowed per possession (3rd)
Steve Fisher has accomplished a heck of a lot in his 14 years at San Diego State, but perhaps nothing signifies what he's built better than this: Even in the wake of the loss of four critical players, including a four-year starter (Chase Tapley) and a former MWC Player of the Year (Jamaal Franklin, now with the Memphis Grizzlies), you don't question how the Aztecs are going to rebuild -- you simply observe how they're going to reload and likely return to the NCAA tournament. "I think we have now become what I've professed us to be," Fisher said, "and that's a program."
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