SDSU Aztecs vs. New Mexico Lobos: Live Analysis & Reactions to This MWC Showdown

Will Osgood@@BRwillosgoodAnalyst IJanuary 19, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA - JANUARY 14: Jamaal Franklin #21 (C) of the San Diego State Aztecs celebrates with teammate James Rahon #11 after making the game winning shot with .3 seconds on the clock during the game against the UNLV Runnin' Rebels at Viejas Arena on January 14, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)
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The No. 16 San Diego State Aztecs (15-2, 1-0 in Mountain West Conference) invade The Pit Wednesday night to take on the New Mexico Lobos (15-2, 1-0 in Mountain West Conference) on CBS Sports Network. 

The Aztecs are coming off an emotional and exciting 69-67 victory Saturday at home over UNLV, and have won eight straight games. 

New Mexico has won 13 in a row by a margin of almost 20 points per game. 

Both teams feature NBA talents. For the Aztecs, Chase Tapley is among the leaders in the mix for conference player of the year, as he leads the conference in scoring, field-goal percentage, three-point percentage and steals. 

And Jamaal Franklin was the star of a game full of stars Saturday against UNLV. He made a game-winning layup with 0.3 seconds to go. 

For New Mexico, Drew Gordon is a former UCLA transfer who is also among the leaders for conference player of the year. And Tony Snell has stepped up in his sophomore season, much the way his high school teammate, Kawhi Leonard, did for the Aztecs a season ago. 

This should be a great battle between two underrated teams on the national scene. Keep it here for updated analysis of this great college basketball game. 

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