San Diego State opened with a 9-0 run and notched another dominating win in its streak. Its average margin of victory in the eight games is 26.4 points.
The Aztecs’ defense was particularly impressive in the second half. Schakel had a steal and layup for a 52-34 lead and Mitchell later had a steal and layup for a 57-36 lead.
Keshad Johnson had two impressive slam dunks in the second half.
Schakel was 4 for 4 from behind the arc for 12 points to help SDSU take a 36-26 halftime lead. He hit two 3-pointers in the opening minutes during SDSU’s 9-0 run.
SDSU had a 21-8 lead before Fresno State went on a 10-0 run, keyed by 3-pointers by Stroud and Leo Colimerio to pull within three.
SDSU: The Aztecs have been dominant in sweeping four straight MWC series. They haven’t trailed in the second half of any game and their closest margin was a 14-point win against the Bulldogs on Thursday night.
Fresno State: The Bulldogs have lost 28 straight games to AP Top 25 teams. Their last win against a ranked team was a 58-52 defeat of Oklahoma State on Feb. 10, 2002.