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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 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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San Diego State women's basketball junior guard Sophia Ramos (left) and men's basketball senior forward Matt Mitchell won the Mountain West Conference Player of the Week awards for the week ending Nov. 29 on Nov. 30, according to a conference-issued press release.

Sophia Ramos, Matt Mitchell named Mountain West Players of the Week

by Kyle Betz and Breven Honda // November 30, 2020

San Diego State women's basketball junior guard Sophia Ramos and men’s basketball senior forward Matt Mitchell were each named Mountain West Conference...

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Then-junior guard Malachi Flynn dribbles past Utah State sophomore center Neemias Queta during the Aztecs’ 59-56 loss against Utah State at Thomas and Mack Center on March 7.

Column: Three reasons why Toronto is the ideal fit for Malachi Flynn

by Dustin Magallanes, Staff Writer // November 30, 2020

It was a night where dreams came true and for the young, talented collegiate and young professional stars who were able to have their name called, signaling...

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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-sophomore forward Nathan Mensah attempts a shot over a Texas Southern defender during the Aztecs' 2019 season opener against the Tigers on Nov. 5 at Viejas Arena. The game resulted in a 77-42 SDSU victory.

Nathan Mensah returns to action following health issue

by Amber Salas, Senior Staff Writer // November 25, 2020

San Diego State men’s basketball is set to take the court Wednesday night against UCLA to open the 2020-2021 season with a defensive presence they deeply...

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Then-sophomore forward Aguek Arop attempts a layup during the Aztecs' 68-55 win over Nevada on Jan. 18 at Viejas Arena.

After suffering injuries, Aguek Arop discovers faith to persevere through adversity

by Jason Freund, Staff Writer // November 25, 2020

Junior forward Aguek Arop is a men’s basketball player at San Diego State. He gets a full-ride scholarship, plays on one of the most notable teams in...

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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 guard Jordan Schakel points after a play during the Aztecs' 68-55 win over Nevada on Jan. 18 at Viejas Arena.

Writer’s roundtable: 2020-21 San Diego State men’s basketball season predictions

by Breven Honda, Senior Staff Writer // November 23, 2020

The last time The Daily Aztec did a San Diego State men’s basketball roundtable, we discussed the what-ifs to a 30-2 team and what could have been a...

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Then-junior guard Malachi Flynn dribbles upcourt during the Aztecs' 81-64 win over Long Island on Nov. 22 at Viejas Arena.

This week in Aztec sports: Flynn drafted, basketball returns and football prepares for road game

by Daniel Guerrero, Mundo Azteca Editor // November 21, 2020

From the hardwood to the football field, San Diego State athletics have come back into the spotlight.  New announcements for the 2020-21 men’s and...

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Then-junior guard Malachi Flynn celebrates after cutting down a piece of the hoop following the Aztecs' 82-59 win over New Mexico on Feb. 11. The win culminated in the Aztecs claiming the Mountain West Conference regular season title.

Malachi Flynn selected 29th overall by Toronto Raptors in 2020 NBA Draft

by Devin Whatley, Arts & Culture Editor // November 18, 2020

When former San Diego State men’s basketball guard Malachi Flynn initially transferred to SDSU, he came south from his Pacific Northwest home in Tacoma,...

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