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Kareem Jones

Kareem Jones, Staff Photographer

Kareem is in his fourth year at San Diego State University where he studies Journalism with an emphasis in Media Studies. He is a sports staff writer and photographer for The Daily Aztec and has experience covering a variety of sports such as football, men and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, and women’s lacrosse. He is also a contributor for fi360news.com. As a photographer, Kareem enjoys telling stories through his images, painting the perfect picture for his audience. He loves sports and has aspirations on working for ESPN in the future. Follow Kareem on Twitter @noblee_k, Instagram @noblee.k and/or his photography Instagram page @flicksbyreem to stay tuned on his future endeavors.

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Senior Farewell: Kareem Jones

Senior Farewell: Kareem Jones

May 15, 2020

If I’m being honest, I absolutely have no idea how to write this. It’s crazy to me that the time has finally come where I close one chapter of my...

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Senior guard KJ Feagin celebrates before cutting down a piece of the net after the Aztecs  82-59 win over New Mexico on Feb. 11 at Viejas Arena. With the victory, SDSU claimed the Mountain West Conference regular-season title.

[Photo] Writer’s roundtable: The five biggest ‘what ifs’ regarding the Aztecs’ historic season

May 13, 2020

Senior guard KJ Feagin celebrates before cutting down a piece of the net after the Aztecs' 82-59 win over New Mexico on Feb. 11 at Viejas Arena. With...

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Then-senior linebacker Kyahva Tezino flexes after making a play during the Aztecs 48-11 win over Central Michigan in the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Dec. 21, 2019.

[Photo] Four Aztecs signed as undrafted free agents to NFL rosters

April 25, 2020

Then-senior linebacker Kyahva Tezino flexes after making a play during the Aztecs' 48-11 win over Central Michigan in the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque,...

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Junior guard Malachi Flynn prepares to shoot the ball during the Aztecs 72-55 win over Wyoming on Jan. 21 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Aztecs' Malachi Flynn forgoes senior season, enters NBA Draft

April 17, 2020

Junior guard Malachi Flynn prepares to shoot the ball during the Aztecs' 72-55 win over Wyoming on Jan. 21 at Viejas Arena.

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Aztecs head coach Brian Dutcher picks up commitment from another grad transfer guard for the second year in a row. Last year, it was KJ Feagin.

[Photo] Grad transfer guard from CSUN commits to San Diego State

April 7, 2020

Aztecs head coach Brian Dutcher picks up commitment from another grad transfer guard for the second year in a row. Last year, it was KJ Feagin.

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The Aztec swimming and diving team was honored during halftime at a mens basketball game for winning back-to-back Mountain West titles.

[Photo] SDSU swimming, diving becomes second team in Mountain West history to win all four conference honors

April 9, 2020

The Aztec swimming and diving team was honored during halftime at a men's basketball game for winning back-to-back Mountain West titles.

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Viejas Arena was sold out during a Feb. 1 game against Utah State in which Kawhi Leonard had his jersey retired at halftime.

[Photo] NCAA Tournament simulations used to keep fans tuned in with absence of March Madness

April 8, 2020

Viejas Arena was sold out during a Feb. 1 game against Utah State in which Kawhi Leonard had his jersey retired at halftime.

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The Aztec bench celebrates during its 73-60 win over Air Force in the Mountain West tournament quartfinal at the Thomas and Mack Center on March 5.

[Photo] The time ESPN was supposed to visit SDSU’s campus following Selection Sunday

April 1, 2020

The Aztec bench celebrates during its 73-60 win over Air Force in the Mountain West tournament quartfinal at the Thomas and Mack Center on March 5.

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Feagin got to celebrate Senior Night with his family in attendance on Feb. 25 against Colorado State.

[Photo] Encapsulating the short-lived, yet legendary, career of KJ Feagin at SDSU

March 20, 2020

Feagin got to celebrate Senior Night with his family in attendance on Feb. 25 against Colorado State.

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March 20, 2020

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Junior guard Malachi Flynn looks to penetrate inside during the Aztecs 66-60 victory over Colorado State on Feb. 25 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Flynn named second-team AP All-American

March 20, 2020

Junior guard Malachi Flynn looks to penetrate inside during the Aztecs' 66-60 victory over Colorado State on Feb. 25 at Viejas Arena.

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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).

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

March 16, 2020

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...

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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.

[Photo] Aztecs are in stage of accepting NCAA Tournament’s cancellation

March 14, 2020

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

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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.

[Photo] After testing NBA Draft waters, Matt Mitchell returns to SDSU for senior season

July 31, 2020

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...

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Aztecs assistant coach David Velasquez (middle) puts his head down in disappointment during the Aztecs 59-56 loss to Utah State on March 11 at the Thomas and Mack Center.

[Photo] Aztecs will play first NCAA tournament game without fans due to coronavirus

March 11, 2020

Aztecs assistant coach David Velasquez (middle) puts his head down in disappointment during the Aztecs' 59-56 loss to Utah State on March 11 at the Thomas...

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Senior forward Nolan Narain raises his arms in shock during the Aztecs’ 59-56 loss to Utah State at Thomas and Mack Center on March 7.

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

March 7, 2020

Senior forward Nolan Narain raises his arms in shock during the Aztecs’ 59-56 loss to Utah State at Thomas and Mack Center on March 7.

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SDSU players huddle up before tip-off against Utah State at Thomas and Mack Center on March 7.

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March 7, 2020

SDSU players huddle up before tip-off against Utah State at Thomas and Mack Center on March 7.

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Then-junior guard Malachi Flynn lays the ball up during the Aztecs’ 59-56 loss against Utah State at Thomas and Mack Center on March 7.

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March 7, 2020

Then-junior guard Malachi Flynn lays the ball up during the Aztecs’ 59-56 loss against Utah State at Thomas and Mack Center on March 7.

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Senior guard KJ Feagin attempts a 3-pointer during the Aztecs’ 59-56 loss against Utah State at Thomas and Mack Center on March 7.

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March 7, 2020

Senior guard KJ Feagin attempts a 3-pointer during the Aztecs’ 59-56 loss against Utah State at Thomas and Mack Center on March 7.

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Junior guard Jordan Schakel attempts to lay the ball up during the Aztecs’ 59-56 loss against Utah State at Thomas and Mack Center on March 7.

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March 7, 2020

Junior guard Jordan Schakel attempts to lay the ball up during the Aztecs’ 59-56 loss against Utah State at Thomas and Mack Center on March 7.

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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.

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

November 30, 2020

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...

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Senior forward Yanni Wetzell attempts a contested shot over a Utah State defender during the Aztecs’ 59-56 loss against Utah State at Thomas and Mack Center on March 7.

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November 30, 2020

Senior forward Yanni Wetzell attempts a contested shot over a Utah State defender during the Aztecs’ 59-56 loss against Utah State at Thomas and Mack...

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Then-senior guard KJ Feagin attempts a shot during the Aztecs’ 59-56 loss against Utah State at the Thomas and Mack Center on March 7.

[Photo] KJ Feagin expected to play professional basketball in Germany

October 2, 2020

Then-senior guard KJ Feagin attempts a shot during the Aztecs’ 59-56 loss against Utah State at the Thomas and Mack Center on March 7.

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Head coach Brian Dutcher throws his hands up during the Aztecs’ 59-56 loss against Utah State at Thomas and Mack Center on March 7.

[Photo] 3 things to look out for heading into NCAA Tournament: Coronavirus, extended rest and Nathan Mensah

March 11, 2020

Head coach Brian Dutcher throws his hands up during the Aztecs’ 59-56 loss against Utah State at Thomas and Mack Center on March 7.

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Junior forward Matt Mitchell looks to pass the ball during the Aztecs’ 73-60 win over Air Force at Thomas and Mack Center on March 5.

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

March 5, 2020

Junior forward Matt Mitchell looks to pass the ball during the Aztecs’ 73-60 win over Air Force at Thomas and Mack Center on March 5.

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Junior guard Malachi Flynn claps his hands after a play during the Aztecs 66-63 loss to UNLV on Feb. 22 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] 3 things to know about Aztecs’ quarterfinal opponent Air Force

March 4, 2020

Junior guard Malachi Flynn claps his hands after a play during the Aztecs' 66-63 loss to UNLV on Feb. 22 at Viejas Arena.

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Senior guard KJ Feagin looks to get past a Colorado State defender in the Aztecs 66-60 win over the Rams on Feb. 25 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Aztecs seek redemption in Mountain West Conference tournament

March 4, 2020

Senior guard KJ Feagin looks to get past a Colorado State defender in the Aztecs' 66-60 win over the Rams on Feb. 25 at Viejas Arena.

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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.

[Photo] Aztecs escape with victory over Colorado State on Senior Night

February 25, 2020

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

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

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

February 22, 2020

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.

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Senior forward Yanni Wetzell goes under a New Mexico defender for the layup. Photo by Kareem Jones.

[Photo] CHAMPIONS: Aztecs clinch Mountain West regular-season title in win over New Mexico

February 12, 2020

Senior forward Yanni Wetzell goes under a New Mexico defender for the layup. Photo by Kareem Jones.

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Kawhi Leonard takes the mic to give his speech following his jersey being hung up in the rafters at Viejas Arena on Feb. 1.

[Photo] Kawhi Leonard’s jersey sits alone atop the Viejas Arena rafters

February 2, 2020

Kawhi Leonard takes the mic to give his speech following his jersey being hung up in the rafters at Viejas Arena on Feb. 1.

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Junior forward Matt Mitchell drives down the lane during the Aztecs 80-68 win over Utah State on Feb. 1 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] No. 4 SDSU improves to 23-0 with 80-68 comeback victory over Utah State

February 2, 2020

Junior forward Matt Mitchell drives down the lane during the Aztecs' 80-68 win over Utah State on Feb. 1 at Viejas Arena.

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Junior guard Malachi Flynn goes for a floater in the lane during the Aztecs 72-55 win over Wyoming on Jan. 21 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Aztecs sweep season series against Wyoming to tie best start in program history at 20-0

January 22, 2020

Junior guard Malachi Flynn goes for a floater in the lane during the Aztecs' 72-55 win over Wyoming on Jan. 21 at Viejas Arena.

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Sophomore forward Aguek Arop tries to go up to the rim.

[Photo] Aztecs stay undefeated at 19-0 behind Wetzell’s double-double

January 18, 2020

Sophomore forward Aguek Arop tries to go up to the rim.

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Senior forward Yanni Wetzell lays the ball in during the Aztecs 83-65 win over Boise State.

[Photo] Feagin’s season-high scoring keeps Aztecs undefeated in win over Boise State

January 12, 2020

Senior forward Yanni Wetzell lays the ball in during the Aztecs' 83-65 win over Boise State.

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Senior guard Taylor Kalmer drives down the lane in the Aztecs 70-47 loss to the Toreros on Dec. 11 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Kalmer, Terry guide Aztecs to 67-60 overtime win over Wyoming

January 9, 2020

Senior guard Taylor Kalmer drives down the lane in the Aztecs' 70-47 loss to the Toreros on Dec. 11 at Viejas Arena.

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Rocky Long gives his final interviews to the media as head coach of San Diego State football on Jan. 8.

[Photo] Rocky Long retires as Aztecs’ head coach, Brady Hoke to take over

January 8, 2020

Rocky Long gives his final interviews to the media as head coach of San Diego State football on Jan. 8.

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Senior guard Taylor Kalmer follows through on a jump shot during the Aztecs’ 55-45 win over Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 17, 2019 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Aztecs hold off Utah State, earn second Mountain West win

January 4, 2020

Senior guard Taylor Kalmer follows through on a jump shot during the Aztecs’ 55-45 win over Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 17, 2019 at Viejas Arena.

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SDSU junior center Keith Ismael looks down the field during the Aztecs 23-14 win over UCLA on Sept. 7 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

[Photo] Q&A: Keith Ismael discusses decision to forgo senior season and enter 2020 NFL Draft

December 23, 2019

SDSU junior center Keith Ismael looks down the field during the Aztecs' 23-14 win over UCLA on Sept. 7 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

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December 23, 2019

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Sophomore running back Jordan Byrd embraces senior quarterback Ryan Agnew after a touchdown run.

[Photo] Aztecs stump Central Michigan 48-11 in New Mexico Bowl, finish 2019 with 10 wins

December 21, 2019

Sophomore running back Jordan Byrd embraces senior quarterback Ryan Agnew after a touchdown run.

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Sophomore guard Sophia Ramos calls a play during the Aztecs’ 55-45 win over Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 17 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Sophia Ramos returns home after career-high showing against California Baptist

December 21, 2019

Sophomore guard Sophia Ramos calls a play during the Aztecs’ 55-45 win over Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 17 at Viejas Arena.

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Senior guard KJ Feagin shoots a 3-point jumper in the Aztecs 92-48 win over San Diego Christian on Dec. 18 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] No. 20 men’s basketball prepares to take on Utah in first-ever game at Staples Center

December 20, 2019

Senior guard KJ Feagin shoots a 3-point jumper in the Aztecs' 92-48 win over San Diego Christian on Dec. 18 at Viejas Arena.

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Senior forward Yanni Wetzell scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds in the Aztecs 92–48 victory over San Diego Christian on Dec. 18.

[Photo] No. 20 Aztecs blowout San Diego Christian, improve to 11–0 behind Wetzell’s 17 points

December 18, 2019

Senior forward Yanni Wetzell scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds in the Aztecs' 92–48 victory over San Diego Christian on Dec. 18.

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Sophomore guard Sophia Ramos attempts to shrug off a San Diego defender in the Aztecs 70-47 loss to the Toreros on Dec. 11 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Aztecs drop seventh game of the season in 70-47 loss to San Diego

December 13, 2019

Sophomore guard Sophia Ramos attempts to shrug off a San Diego defender in the Aztecs' 70-47 loss to the Toreros on Dec. 11 at Viejas Arena.

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Redshirt freshman wide receiver Jesse Matthews runs upfield during the Aztecs 23-14 win over UCLA on Sept. 7 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

[Photo] Walk-on wide receiver Jeese Matthews earns scholarship

December 10, 2019

Redshirt freshman wide receiver Jesse Matthews runs upfield during the Aztecs' 23-14 win over UCLA on Sept. 7 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

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Redshirt freshman wide receiver Jesse Matthews runs upfield during the Aztecs 23-14 win over UCLA on Sept. 7 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

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December 10, 2019

Redshirt freshman wide receiver Jesse Matthews runs upfield during the Aztecs' 23-14 win over UCLA on Sept. 7 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

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Senior linebacker Kyahva Tezino reacts after a play during the Aztecs 13-3 victory over BYU on Nov. 30

[Photo] Aztecs assigned to play in New Mexico Bowl against Central Michigan

December 8, 2019

Senior linebacker Kyahva Tezino reacts after a play during the Aztecs' 13-3 victory over BYU on Nov. 30

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Junior safety Tariq Thompson during San Diego States 13–3 victory over BYU.

[Photo] Column: Cheez-It Bowl against Big 12 opponent presents best-case bowl scenario for Aztecs

December 5, 2019

Junior safety Tariq Thompson during San Diego State's 13–3 victory over BYU.

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Junior guard Téa Adams goes up for a contested layup during the Aztecs 55-45 victory over Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 17 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Aztecs drop post-Thanksgiving game to Arkansas State

December 3, 2019

Junior guard Téa Adams goes up for a contested layup during the Aztecs' 55-45 victory over Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 17 at Viejas Arena.

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Aztecs junior safety Tariq Thompson picks off BYU sophomore quarterback Zach Wilson during SDSUs 13-3 victory on Nov. 30 at SDCCU Stadium.

[Photo] San Diego State shuts down BYU 13-3 in regular-season finale

November 30, 2019

Aztecs junior safety Tariq Thompson picks off BYU sophomore quarterback Zach Wilson during SDSU's 13-3 victory on Nov. 30 at SDCCU Stadium.

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Junior guard Trey Pulliam looks to drive the paint during the Aztecs 62-49 win over Tennessee State on Nov. 25 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Aztecs face toughest test of year in Las Vegas Invitational, battle Creighton Thursday

November 28, 2019

Junior guard Trey Pulliam looks to drive the paint during the Aztecs' 62-49 win over Tennessee State on Nov. 25 at Viejas Arena.

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Sophomore forward Aguek Arop (right) is pumped up after a play during the Aztecs 62-49 win over Tennessee State  on Nov. 25 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Aztecs overcome rough shooting night in victory over Tennessee State

November 25, 2019

Sophomore forward Aguek Arop (right) is pumped up after a play during the Aztecs' 62-49 win over Tennessee State on Nov. 25 at Viejas Arena.

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Sophomore forward Mallory Adams drives left during the Aztecs 55-45 win over the Titans on Nov. 17 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Aztecs rebound their way to victory over Cal State Fullerton

November 18, 2019

Sophomore forward Mallory Adams drives left during the Aztecs' 55-45 win over the Titans on Nov. 17 at Viejas Arena.

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Redshirt freshman defensive lineman (65) takes down Nevada redshirt freshman quarterback Carson Strong during the Aztecs 17-13 loss to the Wolf Pack on Nov. 9 at SDCCU Stadium.

[Photo] Aztecs look to rebound in rivalry game against Fresno State

November 15, 2019

Redshirt freshman defensive lineman (65) takes down Nevada redshirt freshman quarterback Carson Strong during the Aztecs' 17-13 loss to the Wolf Pack on...

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Senior linebacker Kyahva Tezino makes a tackle in the Aztecs 17-13 loss to Nevada on Nov. 9 at SDCCU Stadium. Tezino finished the game recording nine total tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss and a sack.

[Photo] No. 24 SDSU’s four-game winning streak snapped in 17-13 loss to Nevada

November 10, 2019

Senior linebacker Kyahva Tezino makes a tackle in the Aztecs' 17-13 loss to Nevada on Nov. 9 at SDCCU Stadium. Tezino finished the game recording nine...

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Then-freshman guard Sophia Ramos looks to drive the ball down the lane in the Aztecs’ 87-81 loss to Fresno State last season on Jan. 23 at Viejas Arena.

[Photo] Sophia Ramos heads into year two after strong freshman campaign

October 30, 2019

Then-freshman guard Sophia Ramos looks to drive the ball down the lane in the Aztecs’ 87-81 loss to Fresno State last season on Jan. 23 at Viejas Arena.

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Sophomore running back Kaegun Williams runs through the Spartan defense during the Aztecs 27-17 victory over San José State on Oct. 19 at CEFCU Stadium. Williams returned the opening kickoff for a 95-yard touchdown.

[Photo] Aztec running backs star in road victory over San José State

October 19, 2019

Sophomore running back Kaegun Williams runs through the Spartan defense during the Aztecs' 27-17 victory over San José State on Oct. 19 at CEFCU Stadium....

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Junior midfielders Phoebe Leitch (left) and Chloe Frisch (right) celebrate a goal during the Aztecs 4-1 win over Nevada on Oct. 6 at the SDSU Sports Deck.

[Photo] Aztecs’ win streak hits three against Nevada

October 10, 2019

Junior midfielders Phoebe Leitch (left) and Chloe Frisch (right) celebrate a goal during the Aztecs' 4-1 win over Nevada on Oct. 6 at the SDSU Sports Deck....

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