San Jose St. seeks revenge on San Diego St.
San Jose State (4-23, 1-14) vs. San Diego State (18-10, 10-5)
Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl, San Diego; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: San Jose State seeks revenge on San Diego State after dropping the first matchup in San Jose. The teams last faced each other on Feb. 2, when the Aztecs outshot San Jose State 41.4 percent to 35.2 percent and had five fewer turnovers on their way to an 11-point victory.
LEADING THE CHARGE: San Diego State’s Jalen McDaniels has averaged 16.5 points and 8.2 rebounds while Devin Watson has put up 15.9 points and 4.4 assists. For the Spartans, Michael Steadman has averaged 13.4 points and 8.4 rebounds while Brae Ivey has put up 9.7 points.
MIGHTY MCDANIELS: McDaniels has connected on 30.8 percent of the 65 3-pointers he’s attempted. He’s also made 73.1 percent of his foul shots this season.
LONG-RANGE THREAT: San Diego State’s Watson has attempted 180 3-pointers and connected on 38.3 percent of them, and is 11 of 28 over his last five games.
TWO STREAKS: San Jose State has dropped its last 10 road games, scoring 61.1 points and allowing 86.8 points during those contests. San Diego State has won its last eight home games, scoring an average of 76.3 points while giving up 63.
TIGHTENING UP: San Jose State’s offense has turned the ball over 16 times per game this season, but is averaging 12 turnovers over its last five games.