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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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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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Junior forward Nathan Mensah goes up for a layup during the Aztecs’ 73-58 win over UCLA on Nov. 25 at Viejas Arena.

Three observations: Aztecs defeat Sun Devils in clash of ranked teams

by Luis Lopez, Assistant Sports Editor // December 11, 2020

In what was perhaps its most important game of the year so far, No. 24 ranked San Diego State men’s basketball came away with an 80-68 victory against...

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Senior guard Jordan Schakel fires a 3-point shot during the Aztecs’ 77-58 win over the Anteaters on Nov. 27 at Viejas Arena.

Men’s basketball pulls off second-half comeback, edges Pepperdine 65-60

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor // December 6, 2020

San Diego State men’s basketball kept its undefeated season alive with a 16-point comeback win over Pepperdine on Dec. 6 at Viejas Arena. The Aztecs...

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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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Senior guard Terrell Gomez high-fives fellow senior guard Jordan Schakel (left) during the Aztecs' 73-58 win over UCLA on Nov. 25 at Viejas Arena.

Three observations: Men’s basketball takes down No. 22 UCLA on opening night

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor // November 25, 2020

San Diego State men’s basketball opened its 2020-21 season with a convincing 73-58 win over No. 22 UCLA. The Aztecs did not earn a spot in the AP...

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Then-junior forward Matt Mitchell fires a shot over a Grand Canyon defender during the Aztecs' 86-61 win over the Lopes on Nov. 13, 2019 at Viejas Arena.

Three observations: Men’s basketball gearing up for unconventional season

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor // November 24, 2020

Believe it or not, it’s been only about eight months since San Diego State men’s basketball’s 2019-20 season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

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Then-junior guard Jordan Schakel shoots a 3-point shot over a Long Island defender during the Aztecs’ 81-64 win over the Sharks on Nov. 22 at Viejas Arena.

Same names, new roles highlight SDSU offense in 2020-21

by Devin Whatley, Arts & Culture Editor // November 23, 2020

As the 100th season of San Diego State men’s basketball begins on Nov. 25 against UCLA, the Aztecs are coming off of what some consider to be the best...

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Then-junior forward Matt Mitchell holds up a piece of the net after the Aztecs defeated New Mexico 82-59 on Feb. 11, claiming the Mountain West regular-season title at Viejas Arena.

NCAA cancels tournament, school suspends spring sports

All Mountain West Conference spring sports have been suspended in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference announced in a statement Thursday morning. "The...

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Junior guard Jordan Schakel attempts a 3-pointer during the Aztecs’ 73-60 win over Air Force at Thomas and Mack Center on March 5. Air Force head coach Dave Pilipovich is visibly upset of Schakel taking that shot. Schakel had a team-high 17 points.

Aztecs use second half defense to shut down Air Force, advance to MWC semifinals

by Aaron Tolentino, Sports Editor // March 5, 2020

At 28-1, a No. 5 ranking in the AP Poll and having clinched the Mountain West regular season title three weeks ago, San Diego State men’s basketball...

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Junior guard Jordan Schakel reacts after a play during the Aztecs' 66-60 win over Colorado State on Feb. 25 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs escape with victory over Colorado State on Senior Night

by Aaron Tolentino, Sports Editor // February 25, 2020

Here’s a stat that may not be pleasing to Aztecs fans. San Diego State is 9-61 in its last 70 games when trailing with five minutes left to play. On...

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