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Senior forward Malik Pope at San Diego State’s March 10 game against Fresno State in Las Vegas. Pope was briefly suspended last month after his name surfaced in leaked documents related to a federal investigation into basketball corruption.

Malik Pope was suspended for ‘amateurism’ last month. What’s that?

by Bella Ross, Senior Staff Writer // March 21, 2018

On Feb. 23, San Diego State senior men’s basketball forward  Malik Pope was briefly suspended in light of reports revealing he had received loans from...

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Freshman forward Matt Mitchell goes up for a shot during the Aztecs 64-52 victory over Fresno State on March 8 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

No. 11 Aztecs to face tough test in No. 6 Houston

by Abraham Jewett, Sports Editor // March 14, 2018

San Diego State men’s basketball will take on the University of Houston in the first round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament on March 15 in Wichita,...

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Malik Pope and Trey Kell embrace after the Aztecs won the Mountain West Conference tournament championship, 82-75, over New Mexico on March 10 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Kell and Pope come full-circle for one last tournament dance

by Abraham Jewett, Sports Editor // March 14, 2018

San Diego State men’s basketball seniors Trey Kell and Malik Pope have been to the dance before. The two co-captains came in together as freshman...

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Malik Pope dunks the ball during the Aztecs 90-73 victory over Nevada on March 9 at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Aztecs decimate No. 22 Nevada, 90-73, advance to MW tournament championship

by Abraham Jewett, Sports Editor // March 9, 2018

San Diego State men’s basketball turned the Thomas & Mack Center into Viejas Arena 2.0 on Friday night, running regular-season champion No. 22 University...

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The Aztecs bench celebrates during the teams 64-52 victory over Fresno State in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West tournament on March 8 in Las Vegas.

Aztecs down Fresno State, 64-52, move onto semifinals of MW tournament

by Abraham Jewett, Sports Editor // March 8, 2018

San Diego State men’s basketball came into the Mountain West Conference tournament as the conference’s hottest team, riding a six-game winning streak. Make...

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Back in Red and Black: Senior forward Malik Pope runs the court during the Aztecs 91-50 win over San Diego Christian on Nov. 10 at Viejas Arena

Pope cleared to play after brief suspension

by Abraham Jewett, Sports Editor // February 27, 2018

Men's basketball senior guard Malik Pope has been cleared to play in the Aztecs upcoming home game against Boise State tonight. This comes only three...

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Back in Red and Black: Senior forward Malik Pope runs the court during the Aztecs 91-50 win over San Diego Christian on Nov. 10 at Viejas Arena

Malik Pope suspended amidst improper benefits probe

by Abraham Jewett, Sports Editor // February 23, 2018

San Diego State senior men's basketball player Malik Pope has been "provisionally suspended," according to the San Diego Union-Tribune, after reports surfaced...

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Matt Mitchell drives around UNLVs Jovan Mooring during the Aztecs 94-56 victory on Feb. 17 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs defend home court with 94-56 shellacking of UNLV

by Abraham Jewett, Sports Editor // February 17, 2018

San Diego State men’s basketball freshman forward Matt Mitchell calmly intercepted a pass by senior guard Jordan Johnson and drove it back down the court...

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Malik Pope goes up for a shot during the Aztecs 87-77 victory over Wyoming at Viejas Arena on Feb. 14.

Bench propels Aztecs to 87-77 victory over Wyoming

by Abraham Jewett, Sports Editor // February 15, 2018

The last time San Diego State men's basketball faced off against the University of Wyoming this season, the Cowboys were victorious by double digits in...

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Senuior guard Trey Kell drives the ball against Colorado State redshirt sophomore Raquan Mitchell during the Aztecs 97-78 victory at Viejas Arena on Jan. 24.

Column: Trey Kell struggling to overcome bad luck

by Abraham Jewett, Assistant Sports Editor // January 31, 2018

San Diego State basketball senior guard Trey Kell is having a tough year. He is a captain of a 12-8 Aztecs team, one which has let second-half leads slip...

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Senior guard Trey Kell (3) dribbles the ball against Colorado State redshirt sophomore guard Anthony Bonner during the Aztecs 97-78 victory over the Rams at Viejas Arena on Jan. 24

SDSU explodes on offense for 97-78 victory over Colorado State

by Abraham Jewett, Assistant Sports Editor // January 24, 2018

San Diego State men’s basketball needed to respond at home against Colorado State University after three straight conference losses. The Aztecs would...

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Junior guard Devin Watson threads a pass during SDSUs loss to Fresno State on Jan. 17.

Aztecs looking to get back on track vs Colorado State, UNLV

by Abraham Jewett, Assistant Sports Editor // January 24, 2018

San Diego State men’s basketball has two games this week, playing at home against Colorado State University on Jan. 24, before heading up the I-15 to...

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