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Freshman guard Lamont Butler goes up against a Brigham Young defender during the Aztecs' 72-62 loss to the Cougars on Dec. 18, 2020 at Viejas Arena.

Butler scores career-high in breakout game as Aztecs fall to Aggies

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor // January 16, 2021

Without its leading scorer, San Diego State men’s basketball gave all it had but came up just short in a 64-59 loss to Utah State on Jan. 16 in Logan,...

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The San Diego State women's basketball team huddles around head coach Stacie Terry-Hutson during the Aztecs' 75-71 loss to Cal Baptist on Dec. 2, 2020 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs versus Aggies postponed due to positive COVID-19 test

by Breven Honda, Senior Staff Writer // January 16, 2021

The second game between the San Diego State women’s basketball team and Utah State was postponed on Saturday due to a positive coronavirus test within...

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Junior guard Mercades Staples pulls up for a jumper during the Aztecs' 68-60 win over Utah State on Jan. 14, 2021. Staples scored a career-high 25 points.

Staples scores career-high 24 points, Adams injured in women’s basketball win

by Katelynn Robinson, Assistant News Editor // January 15, 2021

Although San Diego State women’s basketball only led for seven minutes and 37 seconds of the game, they ended up on top with a winning score of 68-60...

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Senior forward Matt Mitchell attempts to dribble around a defender during the Aztecs’ 72-62 loss to Brigham Young on Dec. 18 at Viejas Arena. Mitchell scored a career-high 35 points in the losing effort.

Mitchell hurt, status unknown as Aztecs drop road contest to Aggies

by Luis Lopez, Assistant Sports Editor // January 14, 2021

San Diego State men’s basketball lost the first of its two-game series to Utah State by a score of 57-45 on Thursday night at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum...

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Senior diver Erica Sarver attempts a dive during the Aztecs' 33-24 pentathlon win over San Diego on Dec. 10, 2020 at the Aztec Aquaplex.

Swimming and diving returns to competition amidst pandemic

by Brandon Freed, Staff Writer // January 14, 2021

The San Diego State swimming and diving team is back in action for 2020-2021. The season began on Dec. 4 in Fresno, California when the Aztecs faced the...

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Rather than dressing in formal attire, men's basketball head coach Brian Dutcher (left) and women's basketball head coach Stacie Terry-Hutson dress in athletic gear during games amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Basketball coaches dress ‘down’ as pandemic season continues

by Breven Honda, Senior Staff Writer // January 12, 2021

Before the pandemic shut down hoops last March, basketball coaches at the professional, collegiate and high school levels would wear professional attire...

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Then-sophomore cornerback Darren Hall looks on towards the field during the Aztecs' 20-17 win over UNLV on Oct. 26, 2019 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.

Column: Which Aztecs could hear their name called in the 2021 NFL Draft?

by Jason Freund, Staff Writer // January 11, 2021

Playing in the NFL is a dream shared by any player who steps onto a football field. Despite a shortened college football season due to the pandemic, the...

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Freshman guard/forward Kim Villalobos looks to drive past the UC Irvine defense during the Aztecs' 66-55 win over the Anteaters on Dec. 19, 2020 at Viejas Arena.

Women’s basketball earns first conference win of season, splits series with Nevada

by Katelynn Robinson, Assistant News Editor // January 11, 2021

San Diego State women’s basketball opened up Mountain West Conference play this past weekend, walking away with one win and one loss from a two-game...

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Senior guard Trey Pulliam hugs junior forward Nathan Mensah after the Aztecs' 69-67 win over Nevada on Jan. 9 at Viejas Arena. Pulliam went coast-to-coast to hit the game-winning shot while time expired.

Pulliam’s buzzer-beating runner lifts Aztecs to complete sweep over Nevada

by Reese Savoie, Senior Staff Writer // January 10, 2021

 San Diego State men’s basketball defeated the University of Nevada 69-67 at Viejas Arena Saturday night, sweeping the series and collecting its ninth...

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Senior guard Jordan Schakel attempts to dribble around a defender during the Aztecs‘ 65-60 win over Nevada on Jan. 7 at Viejas Arena.

Three observations: Men’s basketball wins 65-60 nail-biter over Nevada

by Andrew Finley, Staff Writer // January 8, 2021

Nevada came into Viejas Arena Thursday night riding a two-game winning streak. After 40 minutes of back-and-forth basketball, that streak was ended and...

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Senior guard Jordan Schakel follows through on a 3-point attempt during the Aztecs' 78-65 win over Colorado State on Jan. 4 at Viejas Arena.

Schakel has a career night as men’s basketball rebounds versus Colorado State

by Andrew Finley, Staff Writer // January 4, 2021

Coming off its second loss of the season Saturday, San Diego State men's basketball had the opportunity to face the team that came back from 26 points...

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Senior guard Terrell Gomez looks to attempt a shot against Colorado State sophomore forward David Roddy during the Aztecs' 70-67 loss to the Rams on Jan. 2 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs get big lead early, lose it late to Colorado State

by Breven Honda, Senior Staff Writer // January 2, 2021

Usually when you have a lead for 38 of 40 minutes in a college basketball game, there’s a good chance you win.  However, that was not the case for...

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