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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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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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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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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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Senior transfer guard Terrell Gomez with the ball during the Aztecs' 72-62 loss to Brigham Young on Dec. 18 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs end scheduled non-conference slate with win against St. Mary’s

by Luis Lopez, Assistant Sports Editor // December 23, 2020

San Diego State men’s basketball wrapped up its non-conference schedule for the 2020-21 season with a 74-49 win against Saint Mary’s on Tuesday night...

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Senior forward Matt Mitchell attempts a fadeaway jumper 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 scores career-high, Aztecs’ comeback bid falls short in upset loss to Brigham Young

by Breven Honda, Senior Staff Writer // December 18, 2020

For just the third time since the beginning of last season, No. 18/20 San Diego State men’s basketball was handed a loss.  Brigham Young came into...

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Senior forward Matt Mitchell follows through on a 3-point attempt during the Aztecs’ 73-58 win over UCLA on Nov. 25 at Viejas Arena.

Men’s basketball to face BYU day before first meeting 80 years ago

by Breven Honda, Senior Staff Writer // December 17, 2020

No. 18/20 San Diego State men’s basketball and Brigham Young University have a long history that lasts decades upon decades.  From Tony Gwynn facing...

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Then-sophomore forward  Nathan Mensah goes up to the basket during the Aztecs' 59-57 victory over San José State on Dec. 8, 2019 at Viejas Arena.

Column: Welcome back, Nathan Mensah

by Amber Salas, Senior Staff Writer // December 11, 2020

17 points. 15 rebounds.  Basketball fans, let’s give a warm welcome back to Nathan Mensah.  The 6-foot-10 San Diego State junior forward recorded...

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Senior forward Matt Mitchell faces UC Irvine sophomore forward JC Butler during the Aztecs' 77-58 win over the Anteaters on Nov. 27 at Viejas Arena.

Three observations: Aztecs use 36-4 first half run to beat St. Katherine

by Devin Whatley, Arts & Culture Editor // December 2, 2020

San Diego State men’s basketball defeated the University of St. Katherine Firebirds 83-41 on Dec. 2 at Viejas Arena. Even though the score indicated...

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