San Diego State men’s basketball could not overcome a nightmare second half, losing its first game of the season, 90-68, against Arizona State University.
ASU came out with a flurry of points in the second period, making 10 of its first 12 field goal attempts, and outscored the Aztecs, 56-28, to erase a 40-34 halftime deficit.
“The strength of our program has always been our defense and it wasn't there tonight,” SDSU head coach Brian Dutcher said. “We knew they were an attacking team, they have excellent guards that really get to the rim and they got there on us in the second half.”
The Sun Devils shot 66.7% in the second half, including 6-9 from three, compared to 30 percent for SDSU (1-1), which saw a nine-point lead turn into a 20-point deficit in the span of 11 minutes.