It’s a perfect time for the prophetic Aaron Rodgers “R-E-L-A-X” quote for San Diego State basketball.
After losing to Boise State 56-46 at home Saturday night, the Aztecs’ chances of winning the Mountain West regular-season title are fading. Coming into the Boise State game, SDSU controlled its own destiny, needing three wins to close the season in route to its fourth MW banner in five years.
Now the Aztecs need help from either San Jose State or Fresno State to beat Boise State this week for a chance at the No. 1 seed in the upcoming conference tournament.
But could Saturday’s loss benefit the Aztecs?
If the tournament started today the Aztecs would be the No. 2 seed. Their first game would be against the UNLV-Nevada winner. On SDSU’s side of the bracket would be No. 3-seeded Colorado State, with Boise State on the opposite side as the No. 1 seed.
SDSU’s potential opponents would be UNLV, Colorado State and Boise State, all top 100 RPI teams. While nothing goes as planned in college basketball during March, losing to Boise State possibly gave SDSU the opportunity to collect more quality wins before heading to the NCAA tournament.
Losing is never encouraged, or expected, with SDSU basketball.
But the message for Aztecs fans would be to simply “relax,” and we thank Rodgers, the Packers’ quarterback and a Del Mar resident, for the perspective.
With important games upcoming, SDSU has a chance to rebound and gain momentum before it heads off to the big dance.
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