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Sophomore forward Nathan Mensah (left) and senior guard KJ Feagin (right) head back to their locker room after defeating San José State 59-57 on Dec. 9 at Viejas Arena.

Men’s basketball finishes No. 6 in final AP Top 25 Poll

by Luis Lopez, Staff Writer // March 19, 2020

As with every other program in the country that had to endure the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament, San Diego State men’s basketball may not have...

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Dutcher is the first Aztec coach to be recognized with honor since Steve Fisher back in the 2010-11 season. Flynn is the first Aztec to receive all-American honors in the programs Division I history (since 1970).

Dutcher named national coach of the year by USA Today, Flynn second-team All-American

by Kyle Betz, Assistant Sports Editor // March 16, 2020

San Diego State men’s basketball head coach Brian Dutcher was named national coach of the year by USA Today Sports Monday and junior guard Malachi Flynn...

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Aztec players react awaiting the result of a play during its historic 2019-20 season that way cut short due to coronavirus.

Aztecs are in stage of accepting NCAA Tournament’s cancellation

by Aaron Tolentino, Sports Editor // March 14, 2020

The NCAA announced Thursday its annual spectacle, the NCAA Tournament, has been cancelled due to efforts to combat COVID-19. Thursday was filled with...

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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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Head coach Brian Dutcher looks down in disappointment during the Aztecs’ 59-56 loss against Utah State at Thomas and Mack Center on March 7.

Aztecs fall in Mountain West title game on Merrill 3-pointer in final seconds

by Aaron Tolentino and Kyle Betz // March 7, 2020

LAS VEGAS -- With 26 seconds left and the score tied at 56, Utah State senior guard Sam Merrill secured a rebound off a miss by San Diego State junior...

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Aztecs junior forward Matt Mitchell fires a 3-pointer over a Boise State defender during a 81-68 SDSU win on March 6 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Aztecs recover from 16-point deficit, advance to conference tournament championship

by Aaron Tolentino, Sports Editor // March 6, 2020

LAS VEGAS -- San Diego State men’s basketball defeated Boise State by a final score of 81-68 in the semifinal of the Mountain West Conference tournament. For...

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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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Junior guard Matt Mitchell attempts to secure the ball away from the UNLV defender during SDSU's 66-63 loss against UNLV on Feb. 22 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs’ comeback attempt falls short against UNLV in first loss of season

by Aaron Tolentino, Sports Editor // February 22, 2020

Since clinching the regular-season Mountain West title on Feb. 11, San Diego State men’s basketball head coach Brian Dutcher has said numerous times...

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Senior guard Trey Kell prepares for a free throw during the Aztecs 91-52 win over San Diego Christian on Nov. 10 at Viejas Arena.

Wooden Legacy letdown: SDSU stumbles in 93-86 loss to Washington State

by Abraham Jewett, Assistant Sports Editor // November 27, 2017

San Diego State men's basketball appeared on its way to becoming the first school to win two Wooden Legacy championships on Sunday night in Fullerton before...

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