San Diego State vs. UConn NCAA National Championship Game Apr 3, 2023; Houston, TX, USA; San Diego State Aztecs guard Matt Bradley (20) shoots against the Connecticut Huskies in the national championship game of the 2023 NCAA Tournament at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego State Aztecs were tough to watch on offense in the first half of the national championship game.

Things started well, as the Aztecs led 10-6 less than 3 1/2 minutes into the contest.

Then came a lot of ugliness. The Aztecs did not hit another field goal until the 5:26 mark, a drought of 11:08. By that time they were behind 26-17, and they’d go on to trail by as many as 16 before heading into halftime down 36-24.

After shooting just 28.6% (8-of-28) from the field in the first half, the general consensus on Twitter held that SDSU was fortunate to only be down 12.

“I feel good about San Diego State — they can’t play any worse,” CBS Sports analyst Charles Barkley said at halftime.

Fans were not kind to the Aztecs on Twitter. One fan tweeted, “The whiplash going from LSU/Iowa yesterday and both teams shooting the ball well to whatever the heck this game is with San Diego State going 11 minutes without a field goal is like eating at a 5-star restaurant and then eating the next day at a restaurant on Kitchen Nightmares.”

“Is it too late for San Diego State to sign Caitlin Clark?” joked another fan.

Other fans used San Diego State’s bricks as a chance to polish their meme-making skills.

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