We simply got Out Toughed! SDSU played hard, got stops and they never got rattled.
In my very humble opinion if the following changes had been made, this could be the expected outcome.
Better three point shooting with Greene / White: Maybe we barely win.
Better rebounding / blocking out: Maybe we barely win.
Better PG play: Maybe we barely win.
We play tough hard nose basketball, with the mantra “we will not be out toughed in our house! Not now! Not ever!”: We win definitively!!!
I know there is lots of thing this team could improve upon. But overall they need some fight and right now the main guy that needs to step up is Selden. I just can’t see anyone else on the team who is likely to or in a position to grow in way to have a huge impact on this season. It seems as though Self has put all chips in on developing Selden on the hope this will happen. Like others I would love to see Greene get more time, but I can’t deny that if Selden puts it together he can pack a huge punch for this team in alot of different ways. A confident, fired up Selden could help pull this team up by the boot straps and push them over the edge to be the kind of team we all thought they could be.
Maybe it’s wishful thinking…but that’s what I’m pinning my hopes on.