For SDSU, it's not all Kawhi Leonard
An Aztec empire is building, without a 'true PG,' for Steve Fisher
With 11:15 to play in the first half of San Diego State's game against Wisconsin-Green Bay on Nov. 20, the Aztecs looked pretty putrid. Steve Fisher's group trailed the Phoenix by the rather remarkable score of 28-6 on a neutral floor in Oxford, Ohio. "At one point," Fisher said after that game, "I leaned over to my son, [assistant coach] Mark, and said, 'Do you think we'll score 10 points this half?'"
SDSU ended up scoring 33 points that half, on the way to a 79-70 victory. The Aztecs now stand at 8-0, and their schedule gives them at least a fair chance of reaching the New Year undefeated. Fisher's team is ranked in the top 15 in both major polls. Are we witnessing the beginnings of a new Aztec empire?
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John Gasaway has written for Basketball Prospectus since its inception in 2007. His college hoops commentary appears weekly on ESPN Insider. John's writing has also appeared at SportsIllustrated.com, as well as in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Playboy.