Bulldog Men's Basketball Gains Experience against No. 25 San Diego State University
The University of Redlands men's basketball team traveled to Viejas Arena at San Diego State University for a unique match-up against the 25th-ranked Aztecs of NCAA Division I on Friday night. With more than 12,000 fans watching the unusual cross-divisional showdown, the Bulldogs shot just 24.6% for the match, leading to a 43-94 non-conference loss.
However, the Maroon and Gray stepped up on defense during the second stanza, holding San Diego State to just 36.7% shooting, compared to its first-half explosion that came at a 57.1% clip.
SDSU (12-2) benefitted from six players in double-digit scoring, with Jamaal Franklin posting a double-double for the second time in his career. He led all scorers with 26 points, highlighted by four three-pointers, to go along with 10 rebounds.
Meeting for the first time since 1968, Redlands and SDSU began competing against each other in 1925. The Aztecs leads the series, 25-13.
Redlands (4-6) returns to the friendly confines of Currier Gym on Wednesday, Jan. 4, for a non-conference showdown against American Sports University at 7:30 p.m.