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Earlier in the week, Montgomery offered motivation for the Aztecs to play harder when he said, "It's still a big deal for them to play us, the Pac-12, too."Never mind the line from "Anchorman" because San Diego State is a big deal. After beating Cal and previously beating Arizona, the Aztecs have now defeated two ranked Pac-12 teams.
Montgomery's team was greeted by a raucous student section at the sold out Viejas Arena. One student held a sign that stated "We're kind of a big deal."