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Then-junior guard Jeremy Hemsley looks on during the Aztecs' 90-73 victory over Nevada on March 9 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Aztecs eliminated from NCAA tournament after 67-65 heartbreak against Houston

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

Hayden Dalton. Chandler Hutchison. Rob Gray. These are all names of players who have singlehandedly beaten San Diego State men’s basketball this season....

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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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Members of the San Diego State men's basketball team react to the teams 11 seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament at the Fowler Athletic Center on March 11. The Aztecs will play No. 6 seed University of Houston in the Round of 64 on March 15 in Wichita, Kansas.

Aztecs react to No. 11 seeding in NCAA Tournament; to play No. 6 Houston

by Abraham Jewett, Sports Editor // March 11, 2018

San Diego State men's basketball found out its destination, seeding, and opponent in the upcoming NCAA Tournament on Sunday afternoon in the Fowler Athletic...

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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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Senior guard Trey Kell drives the ball during the Aztecs 77-73 loss to Fresno State on Jan. 17 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs set to face Fresno in MW Tournament quarterfinals

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

San Diego State men’s basketball is set to face off against Fresno State University in the quarterfinal round of the Mountain West Conference Tournament...

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Then-redshirt freshman forward Jalen McDaniels eyes the basket during the Aztecs' 94-56 victory over UNLV on Feb. 17 at Viejas Arena.

Jalen McDaniels named MW Player of the Week

by Abraham Jewett, Sports Editor // February 19, 2018

San Diego State men's basketball forward Jalen McDaniels was named the Mountain West Conference Player of the Week on Feb. 19. This is the first time...

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Matt Mitchell drives around UNLV's 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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Jeremy Hemsley drives to the basket during the Aztecs 81-50 victory over Air Force at Viejas Arena on Feb. 3.

Aztecs stay hot at home with lopsided 81-50 victory over Air Force

by Abraham Jewett, Assistant Sports Editor // February 3, 2018

San Diego State men’s basketball may be in a hole in the Mountain West Conference, but the team continues to find itself on the winning end at Viejas...

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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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