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SAN DIEGO -- With Steve Fishers coaching career winding down, the San Diego State Aztecs are focused on getting back to the NCAA Tournament after taking an unexpected detour to the NIT last season. Nike Air Max Womens Shoes .Heading into his 18th season at SDSU, Fisher has built the program to the point that fans expect nothing less than an NCAA appearance. The Aztecs made the NCAA field six straight seasons, including their first two Sweet 16 appearances, before the streak ended last season.Although they won the Mountain West Conference regular-season title, they missed out on an automatic NCAA berth when they lost to Fresno State in the conference tournament championship game. Relegated to the NIT, they made it all the way to Madison Square Garden before losing to George Washington in the semifinals to finish 28-10.There was a time when it would be a big accomplishment for the Aztecs to make the NIT.No more. If its not the NCAAs, no ones happy.There are expectations. Theyre ours, also. We expect to be there, said Fisher, whose Aztecs open at Viejas Arena on Friday night against San Diego. Talking about it and doing it, weve gone six straight years. So were like the fans. We expect to be there and were disappointed when weve not there. Were talented enough to get there and yet youve got to prove it on the court. Hopefully we will do that also.Fisher, 71, is under contract through next season while his long-time assistant, Brian Dutcher, remains the associate head coach/head coach in waiting. As always, Fisher said he and his wife, Angie, will decide at the end of this season if hell return next year.The Aztecs players appreciate how Fisher has built up the program.It just shows the progress the program has made, sophomore guard Jeremy Hemsley said. Before Coach Fish got here, this wasnt really a school people considered a school to be in the tournament. That just shows the progress weve made and all the work that the coaches and players have put into the program.I can say that we will be back in the tournament this year, Hemsley said. The NIT isnt something that we will see in our near future. Were a different team. This is a different journey and the NIT isnt really an option or anything that weve even thought about.The Aztecs were picked to win the MWC in the annual preseason poll, and received votes in The Associated Press Top 25 preseason poll.Hemsley, junior guard Trey Kell and sophomore forward Zylan Cheatham are the returning starters. Also back are junior forward Malik Pope, senior forward Matt Shrigley and senior guard Dakarai Allen. Kell is the leading returning scorer, having averaged 12.6 points while earning all-MWC first-team honors.The Aztecs lost some height when Skylar Spencer, Angelo Chol and Winston Shepard graduated.They do welcome 6-10, 240-pound senior center Valentine Izundu, who is eligible after transferring from Washington State after earning his degree.The Aztecs will also look for contributions from 6-9 forward Jalen McDaniels, picked as the Mountain West Co-Freshman of the Year along with Utah States Koby McEwen, and Montaque Gill-Caesar, a 6-6 transfer from Missouri who was named the leagues preseason newcomer of the year.The Aztecs were too inconsistent last year, hurting themselves with losses to crosstown rival San Diego, Little Rock and Grand Canyon.Whats going to be different this year, Hemsley said, is our intensity and the fun we have with each other. I think thats all it is. I think well prove ourselves very early and I think well be very consistent. I dont think inconsistency is going to be something that were going to have to worry about this year.Inconsistency was something that we did deal with last year, he added. With this team, thats where we grew up. Thats not really something that the fans or anyone watching us will see this year.---Follow Bernie Wilson on Twitter at Air Max Shoes Outlet .com) - The Montreal Canadiens will try to halt their longest losing streak of the season when they host the struggling New York Islanders in tonights clash at the Bell Centre. Cheap Air Max White Store . It might not have mattered. While the Dodgers are preparing for the playoffs, the Padres showed their future has promise behind two rookies. . "I dont know that were close," said general manager Alex Anthopoulos. "I just think, right now, the acquisition cost just doesnt work for us right now. I dont know if I can quantify how far off or things like that that they might be but I would say we continue to have dialogue. MONTREAL -- Montreal defenseman Nathan Beaulieu felt like the entire team let down Carey Price.Price was pulled in the second period after conceding four goals on 18 shots against the San Jose Sharks in Montreals 4-2 loss Friday night. It was the first time Price was pulled when healthy since Oct. 13, 2014.None of the goals were his fault, Beaulieu said. Guys were just not picking up sticks around the net. Tap-ins from the crease are just unacceptable. They just cant happen.It wasnt Price getting pulled because Price wasnt good enough. Hes the best player in the world and hes our best player. It had nothing to do with him. It was us.As he walked to the dressing room, Price glared at the bench, presumably at coach Michel Therrien.We pulled him to send a message to the players, Therrien said. I didnt like how they were playing in front of him. It made no sense to keep Price in there. I also had to think about tomorrows game.This was the first game of a back-to-back for Montreal. The team travels to Washington to face the Capitals on Saturday. Still looking for 250th NHL win, Price will get the start in that game.David Schlemko, Patrick Marleau, Timo Meier and Melker Karlsson scored for San Jose, and Martin Jones made 26 saves. The Sharks have won four in a row, starting their four-game trip with shootout victories in Toronto and Ottawa on Tuesday and Wednesday night.Good start, Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said. Theyve been sitting around waiting for us this week. We talked a lot about how we better be prepared for their start. Our guys really got out of the gate.Brian Flynn and Jeff Petry scored in the third period for Montreal, and Al Montoya made five savees in relief of Price. Cheap Air Max Womens. The Canadiens are 1-7-1 against San Jose in the last six years.The Canadiens got into penalty trouble early on and it cost them. The took three minor penalties in the first 8 minutes and San Jose scored on two of the power playsWith Paul Byron in the box for hooking, Schlemko opened the scoring with his first goal of the season, beating a screened Price top shelf with a wrister from the half wall. With the Sharks on another power play 2 minutes later, Marleau made it 2-0 from the slot after blown coverage by Alexei Emelin.Still in the first period, the 20-year-old Meier, making his NHL debut, added San Joses third at 13:18.The Sharks chased Price at 6:44 of the second after Karlsson made it 4-0 by batting a bouncing puck into the roof of the net. It was the first time Price was pulled from a game without an injury since Oct. 13, 2014.Flynn ended Jones shutout bid with 9:32 remaining, and Petry scored with 6:12 left.They had their backs against the wall, San Jose forward Joe Thornton said. Theyre a very prideful group. We knew they were going to push and thats what they did. Well leave here with two points.Game notes Montreals Andrew Shaw was out of the lineup with concussion-like symptoms. Shaw took an elbow to the head from Bostons Torey Krug on Monday night. Winger Sven Andrighetto started in his place. ... Michael McCarron made his season debut for the Canadiens. He had an assist on Montreals second goal.UP NEXTSharks: At Chicago on Sunday night.Canadiens: At Washington on Saturday night. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '