Following Saturday’s 69-52 loss against the University of New Mexico, head coach Jim Christian was almost as disappointed for the fans in attendance at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum as he was of his team’s performance on the court.
“I’m just disappointed for our team,” Christian said. “We had a great crowd here tonight. They came out to see a team that plays with heart – a team that fights to the end – and unfortunately we didn’t give them that tonight, and I’ll take full responsibility for that.”
The offensive and defensive errors that plagued the team against New Mexico will need to be corrected for the team to add to the win column against Mountain West Conference opponent San Diego State University (13-5, 3-2 MWC) tonight.
The Horned Frogs (13-7, 4-2 MWC) are currently in a first-place tie with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the Mountain West.
Freshman guard Ronnie Moss should return to the lineup for tonight’s game in San Diego after missing last weekend’s game because of a violation of team policy, Joe Monaco, assistant director of sports information, wrote in an e-mail.
Senior forward Kevin Langford will look to continue his recent hot streak on offense. Langford has posted back-to-back scoring outputs of 36 and 21 points and leads the team with 14.4 points per game.
Junior forward Edvinas Ruzgas needs to bounce back from Saturday’s game in which he connected on one of five shots and finished the game with a total of four points.
Both the Horned Frogs and the Aztecs are coming off conference losses. SDSU fell to Brigham Young University on Saturday but has won six of its last eight games overall.
The Horned Frogs have their first extended break of the semester following tonight’s game. A six-day rest will end when the team battles the University of Utah Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m. in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.