The San Diego State Aztecs will be smarting for some time from their big loss at New Mexico, well aware that they have one more regular-season game against the Lobos and most likely another showdown in the Mountain West Conference tournament, as well.
The Aztecs (23-3, 12-2) are trying to focus on Tuesday night's home game against last-place San Jose State. But they got a big reminder of Saturday night's 58-44 loss to the Lobos when they dropped seven spots to No. 13 in the new Associated Press poll on Monday. New Mexico, which took a share of the MWC lead with the Aztecs, jumped into the poll at No. 25.
Aztecs coach Steve Fisher says the Lobos "grabbed us by throat and didn't let go from start to finish."