Tonight was only the fifth home loss for Gonzaga since 2004.
And Zach Bell of the Slipper Still Fits isn't panicking.
Proving tall doesn't equal tough: Zags fall to San Diego State - The Slipper Still Fits
First of all, if you are looking for a "Oh my God, the sky is falling" recap, I suggest looking elsewhere. Gonzaga has now lost five games in the MAC since 2004. This is the first time I have thought the opposing team was the better team. Not saying that the 2010-11 Aztecs are better than the 2010-11 Zags, but as of November 16th, they are the better team. What I saw tonight from Kawhi Leonard and Billy White were two guys that would not let their team lose the game. Gonzaga had one guy that was doing everything he could be pull out a win but, in the end, it simply wasn't enough to offset what San Diego State brought to the table.
More than anything, this just shows that in November all of these pre-season rankings don't mean a whole lot. Teams not only have yet to play stringent competition, but for a team like Gonzaga that is trying to replace a significant player, they still have to figure out who they are and how to make up for their weaknesses.
It's not easy, it takes time, and it's absolutely no reason for panic.