2010–11 San Diego State Aztecs men's basketball team

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2010–11 San Diego State Aztecs men's basketball
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Mountain West Regular Season Co-Champions
Mountain West Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament, Sweet Sixteen
Conference Mountain West Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 5
AP No. 6
2010–11 record 34–3 (14–2 Mountain West)
Head coach Steve Fisher
Assistant coach Brian Dutcher
Assistant coach Justin Hutson
Assistant coach Mark Fisher
Home arena Viejas Arena
Seasons
2010–11 Mountain West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 San Diego State 14 2   .875     34 3   .919
#12 BYU 14 2   .875     32 5   .865
UNLV 11 5   .688     24 9   .727
Colorado State 9 7   .563     19 13   .594
New Mexico 8 8   .500     22 13   .629
Air Force 6 10   .375     16 16   .500
Utah 6 10   .375     13 18   .419
Wyoming 3 13   .188     10 21   .323
TCU 1 15   .063     11 22   .333
2011 MWC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP/Coaches' Poll

The 2010–11 San Diego State men's basketball team represented San Diego State University in the 2010–11 college basketball season. It was their 12th season in the Mountain West Conference. This was head coach Steve Fisher's twelfth season at San Diego State. The Aztecs competed in the Mountain West Conference and played their home games at Viejas Arena.

The 2010-11 season was arguably the best season in San Diego State's 90-year basketball history. The Aztecs finished the regular season as Mountain West Co-Champions with BYU,[1] and won the 2011 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament to gain the conference's automatic bid to the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.[2] After defeating Northern Colorado in the second round for their first ever NCAA Tournament win, the defeated Temple in the third round to advance to the Sweet Sixteen where they were defeated by eventual tournament champion Connecticut to finish the season 34–3. The 34 wins are easily the most in school history

Off Season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Kelvin Davis 40 G 6'3" 220 Senior Waterbury, Connecticut Graduated
Jason Deutchman 20 G 6'6" 220 Senior Los Angeles, California Graduated
Ben Kneller 15 F 6'6" 200 Senior Westlake Village, California Graduated
Bryan Horton 21 G 6'1" 205 Sophomore Anaheim, California Elected to transfer.[3]
Tyrone Shelley 3 G 6'6" 225 Sophomore San Diego, California Elected to transfer.[4]

Incoming Transfers[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Xavier Thames 2 G 6'3" 185 Sophomore Sacramento, California Elected to transfer from Washington State. Thames will redshirt for the 2010-11 season, under NCAA transfer rules. Will have three years of eligibility.[5]

2009 Recruiting Class[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
LaBradford Franklin
PG
Temecula, CA Great Oak High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jan 25, 2010 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 90
Jamaal Franklin
SG
Phoenix, AZ Westwind Prep Academy 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Nov 24, 2009 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: Post
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

Source[6]

# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown Previous Team(s)
0 Alec Williams 6'6" 245 F So. San Juan Capistrano, CA JSerra HS
2 Xavier Thames 6'3" 185 G So. Sacramento, CA Washington State
3 LaBradford Franklin 6'2" 170 G Fr. Temecula, CA Great Oak High School
4 Malcolm Thomas 6'9" 220 F Sr. San Diego, CA San Diego City College
5 Brian Carlwell 6'11" 300 C Sr. Maywood, IL Illinois
10 Tim Shelton 6'7" 245 F Jr. Fresno, CA Clovis West HS
11 James Rahon 6'5" 205 G So. San Diego, CA Santa Clara
15 Kawhi Leonard 6'7" 225 F So. Riverside, CA King HS
21 Jamaal Franklin 6'5" 185 G Fr. Sacramento, CA Westwind Prep
22 Chase Tapley 6'2" 200 G So. Sacramento, CA Sacramento HS
23 D.J. Gay 6'0" 170 G Sr. Sun Valley, CA John H. Francis Polytechnic High School
32 Billy White 6'8" 235 F Sr. Las Vegas, NV Green Valley HS
42 Mehdi Cheriet 6'9" 225 F Sr. Tarare, France Arizona Western

Schedule and results[edit]

Source[7]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/08/2010*
7:00 PM
No. 25 Point Loma Nazarene W 92–54 
Viejas Arena (5,240)
San Diego, CA
Regular Season
11/13/2010*
4:00 PM
No. 25 at Long Beach State W 81–65  1–0
The Pyramid (5,143)
Long Beach, CA
11/16/2010*
8:15 PM, ESPN2
No. 25 at No. 11 Gonzaga
O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic regional round
W 79–76  2–0
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
11/20/2010*
2:30 PM
No. 25 vs. Green Bay
O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE subregional round
W 79–70  3–0
John D. Millett Hall (NA)
Oxford, OH
11/21/2010*
2:30 PM
No. 25 vs. IUPUI
O'Reilly Autoparts subregional round
W 61–46  4–0
John D. Millett Hall (NA)
Oxford, OH
11/22/2010*
4:00 PM
No. 18 at Miami (OH)
O'Reilly Autoparts subregional round
W 77–56  5–0
John D. Millett Hall (1,858)
Oxford, OH
11/26/2010*
7:00 PM
No. 18 San Diego Christian W 88–69  6–0
Viejas Arena (5,674)
San Diego, CA
12/01/2010*
7:05 PM, The Mtn.
No. 17 Saint Mary's W 69–55  7–0
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
12/04/2010*
7:05 PM, The Mtn.
No. 17 Wichita State
MWC–MVC Challenge
W 83–69  8–0
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
12/08/2010*
7:30 PM, 4SD
No. 14 at California W 77–57  9–0
Haas Pavilion (9,426)
Berkeley, CA
12/11/2010*
7:00 PM, 4SD
No. 14 San Diego
City Championship
W 77–49  10–0
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
12/13/2010*
7:00 PM
No. 11 Cal Poly W 51–45  11–0
Viejas Arena (7,971)
San Diego, CA
12/18/2010*
7:00 PM
No. 11 UC Santa Barbara W 90–64  12–0
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
12/21/2010*
7:00 PM
No. 7 vs. San Francisco W 62–56  13–0
SouthPoint Arena (1,202)
Enterprise, NV
12/22/2010*
7:00 PM
No. 7 vs. IUPUI W 56–54  14–0
SouthPoint Arena (1,095)
Enterprise, NV
12/31/2010*
1:00 PM
No. 7 Occidental W 93–50  15–0
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
01/05/2011
4:30 PM, The Mtn.
No. 6 at TCU W 66–53  16–0 (1–0)
Daniel-Meyer Coliseum (4,287)
Fort Worth, TX
01/08/2011
1:00 PM, Versus
No. 6 at Utah W 71–62  17–0 (2–0)
Jon M. Huntsman Center (8,571)
Salt Lake City, UT
01/12/2011
7:00 PM, CBSCS
No. 6 UNLV W 55–49  18–0 (3–0)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
01/15/2011
4:00 PM, CBSCS
No. 6 at New Mexico W 87–77  19–0 (4–0)
The Pit (15,411)
Albuquerque, NM
01/19/2011
7:00 PM, 4SD
No. 6 Air Force W 68–55  20–0 (5–0)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
01/26/2011
7:00 PM, CBSCS
No. 4 at No. 9 BYU L 58–71  20–1 (5–1)
Marriott Center (22,700)
Provo, UT
01/29/2011
7:00 PM, The Mtn.
No. 4 Wyoming W 96–57  21–1 (6–1)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
02/02/2011
6:00 PM, CBSCS
No. 7 at Colorado State W 56–54  22–1 (7–1)
Moby Arena (7,353)
Fort Collins, CO
02/05/2011
7:30 PM, The Mtn.
No. 7 TCU W 60–53  23–1 (8–1)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
02/08/2011
7:30 PM, The Mtn.
No. 6 Utah W 85–53  24–1 (9–1)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
02/12/2011
5:00 PM, CBSCS
No. 6 at UNLV W 63–57  25–1 (10–1)
Thomas & Mack Center (18,557)
Paradise, NV
02/16/2011
7:30 PM, The Mtn.
No. 6 New Mexico W 68–62  26–1 (11–1)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
02/19/2011
11:30 AM, The Mtn.
No. 6 at Air Force W 70–58  27–1 (12–1)
Clune Arena (3,463)
Colorado Springs, CO
02/26/2011
11:00 AM, CBS
No. 4 No. 7 BYU L 67–80  27–2 (12–2)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
03/01/2011
7:00 PM, The Mtn.
No. 9 at Wyoming W 85–58  28–2 (13–2)
Arena-Auditorium (4,518)
Laramie, WY
03/05/2011
7:00 PM, The Mtn.
No. 9 Colorado State W 66–48  29–2 (14–2)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
2011 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
03/10/2011
6:00 PM, The Mtn.
No. 7 vs. Utah
Quarterfinals
W 64–50  30–2
Thomas & Mack Center (NA)
Paradise, NV
03/11/2011
8:30 PM, CBSCS
No. 7 at UNLV
Semifinals
W 74–72  31–2
Thomas & Mack Center (18,500)
Paradise, NV
03/12/2011
6:00 PM, Versus
No. 7 vs. No. 8 BYU
Championship Game
W 72–54  32–2
Thomas & Mack Center (18,776)
Paradise, NV
2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
03/17/2011*
1:40 PM, TNT
No. 6 (W 2) vs. No. (W 15) Northern Colorado
Second Round
W 68–50  33–2
McKale Center (10,101)
Tucson, AZ
03/19/2011*
3:10 PM, TNT
No. 6 (W 2) vs. No. (W 7) Temple
Third Round
W 71–64 2OT 34–2
McKale Center (11,127)
Tucson, AZ
03/24/2011*
4:15 PM, CBS
No. 6 (W 2) vs. No. 9 (W 3) Connecticut
Sweet Sixteen
L 67–74  34–3
Honda Center (17,890)
Anaheim, CA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.   NCAA Tournament ranks represent seedings in region. SDSU was placed in the west region. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time Zone.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Wk 19
Final
AP 25 25 18 17 14 11 7 7 6 6 6 4 7 6 6 6 9 7 6 6
Coaches RV RV 22 19 15 10 7 7 6 6 6 4 6 6 6 4 9 6 5 11

*AP does not release post-tournament rankings

Players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Year Round Pick Player NBA Club
2011[8] 1 15 Kawhi Leonard Indiana Pacers (traded to San Antonio)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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