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After cutting down the nets at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, men's basketball head coach Brian Dutcher did a

San Diego State to embrace the Madness this March

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor // March 17, 2021

It’s been over a year since San Diego State men’s basketball was stripped of its chances to compete in the NCAA Tournament due to the onset of the...

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San Diego State men's basketball senior guard Trey Pulliam attempts a layup during the Aztecs' Mountain West Conference tournament semifinal win over Nevada on March 12 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Aztecs return to MWC tournament championship game, hope to win second in eight years

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor // March 13, 2021

No. 1 seed San Diego State men’s will look to avoid a 3-peat by No. 2 seed Utah State in the Mountain West Conference championship game on March 13 at...

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Then-junior forward Matt Mitchell pulls up for a mid-range shot during the Aztecs' 73-60 win over Air Force in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West tournament on March 5, 2020 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Column: One year later, it’s special for the Aztecs to be back

by Amber Salas, Senior Staff Writer // March 8, 2021

San Diego State men’s basketball is gearing up for the most pivotal moments of the season as it heads into the Mountain West Conference tournament in...

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The San Diego State men's basketball team huddles together before the Aztecs' 78-66 overtime win over Boise State on Feb. 25, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

CHAMPIONS: Aztecs claim back-to-back outright conference titles after defeating UNLV

by Luis Lopez, Assistant Sports Editor // March 4, 2021

The 2020-21 season marks the 100th year of San Diego State men’s basketball.  At no point in the previous 100 years has the program accomplished...

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San Diego State mens basketball senior forward Matt Mitchell fires a 3-pointer during the Aztecs' 78-66 overtime win over Boise State on Feb. 25 at Viejas Arena.

Mitchell scores 24 as Aztecs outlast Boise State in overtime, 78-66

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor // February 26, 2021

Going into halftime with a 12-point lead, No. 22/25 San Diego State men’s basketball looked like it was having its way early against Boise State on Feb....

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San Diego State men's basketball senior guard Terrell Gomez attempts a layup during the Aztecs' 78-65 win over Colorado State on Jan. 4, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

How Terrell Gomez has become a dual-threat player in an Aztec uniform

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor // February 24, 2021

He might be only 5-foot-8, but San Diego State men’s basketball senior guard Terrell Gomez is making an impact on both ends of the floor in 2020-21. Gomez...

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San Diego State men's basketball senior guard Jordan Schakel drives to the basket during the Aztecs' 77-55 win over San José State on Feb. 10, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

Men’s basketball update: Schakel honored, newly-ranked Aztecs prepare for Fresno State

by Luis Lopez, Assistant Sports Editor // February 17, 2021

So far this season, there have been Mountain West Conference Player of the Week winners from all across the conference.  No. 25 San Diego State men’s...

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Sophomore forward Keshad Johnson finishes a one-handed slam during the Aztecs' 77-55 win over San José State on Feb. 10, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

Column: Are offensive struggles a concern headed into tournament season?

by Amber Salas, Senior Staff Writer // February 13, 2021

Aztec fans held their breath on Wednesday night when the San José State Spartans were within one possession of tying the game at the start of the second...

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Senior guard Jordan Schakel attempts a shot during the Aztecs' 77-55 win over San José State on Feb. 10, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs win sixth straight thanks to Schakel’s strong second half

by Luis Lopez, Assistant Sports Editor // February 11, 2021

While both of San Diego State men’s basketball’s wins over San José State will be viewed as easy blowouts, it might be better remembered for who the...

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San Diego State men's basketball junior forward Nathan Mensah finishes a dunk during the Aztecs' 85-54 win over San José State on Feb. 8 at Viejas Arena.

Men’s basketball throttles San Jose State at home in 85-54 win

by Luis Lopez, Assistant Sports Editor // February 9, 2021

San Diego State men’s basketball has had its fair share of dominating performances this season, and Monday night proved to be yet another showcase of...

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Senior forward Matt Mitchell attempts a dunk during the Aztecs' 98-71 win over Wyoming on Jan. 31 at Viejas Arena.

Three observations: Men’s basketball routs Wyoming, takes series with 98-71 win

by Amber Salas, Senior Staff Writer // January 31, 2021

San Diego State men’s basketball closed out its home series against the Wyoming Cowboys with a sweep after a 98-71 win on Saturday night at Viejas Arena.  It...

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Freshman guard Lamont Butler attempts a layup during the first half of the Aztecs' 87-57 win over Wyoming on Jan. 28 at Viejas Arena.

Men’s basketball’s explosive first half leads to record-breaking performance over Wyoming

by Andrew Finley, Staff Writer // January 29, 2021

San Diego State men’s basketball put up 63 points in the first half Thursday night against Wyoming, leading the Scarlet and Black to a 87-57 victory....

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