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Senior guard Jeremy Hemsley looks to pass the ball during the Aztecs 103-64 over Texas Southern on Nov. 14 at Viejas Arena.

Aztecs ready to welcome Toreros for crosstown matchup

by Abraham Jewett, Sports Editor // December 4, 2018

San Diego State men’s basketball will face a familiar opponent on Wednesday night, when the team welcomes in University of San Diego to Viejas Arena....

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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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Freshman forward Matt Mitchell pulls up for three of his game-high eight points during SDSU's 33-32 win over Gonzaga.

Aztecs earn marquee win over No. 12 Gonzaga, 72-70

by Abraham Jewett, Assistant Sports Editor // December 22, 2017

San Diego State men’s basketball welcomed a nationally ranked team to Viejas Arena for the first time this season. The Aztecs have yet to trail to...

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Malik Pope (21) looks on as Cal freshman forward Justice Sueing attempts a shot in the Aztecs 63-62 loss at Viejas Arena on Dec. 9

SDSU loses to Cal, 63-62, after late-game heroics fall short

by Abraham Jewett, Assistant Sports Editor // December 9, 2017

In the end, it was just not meant to be. A combination of poor three-point shooting and a letdown in the game's final minute spelled doom for San Diego...

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Senior forward Malik Pope puts up a floater in the first half against San Diego Christian. Pope led SDSU with 20 points in the 91-50 win.

High-flying Aztecs open season with dominant 91-52 win over San Diego Christian

by Zach Engberg, Sports Editor // November 10, 2017

Senior forward Malik Pope ran down the floor, catching a perfectly-placed lob from freshman forward Matt Mitchell and slamming it home, taking a 14-0 lead...

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Junior guard Jeremy Hemsley attacks the basket during SDSU's 81-58 win over San Diego Christian in the 2016-17 season.

Talent won’t be enough for SDSU to rebound this season

by Zach Engberg, Sports Editor // November 8, 2017

Shrouded in uncertainty, San Diego State men’s basketball opens its 2017-18 season this Friday against San Diego Christian College. After a 19-14 finish...

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Junior guard Jeremy Hemsley prepares to drive to the basket during a game in the 2016-17 season.

Twitter techniques of a student athlete

by Mary York, Digital Sports Editor // November 1, 2017

For San Diego State men’s basketball junior guard Jeremy Hemsley, Twitter is more than just a way to pass the time. With 10.5 thousand followers and...

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Senior guard Trey Kell breaks away for a dunk during SDSU's loss to Arizona State in Dec. 16.

Kell, Pope tasked to lead Aztecs in senior season

by Abraham Jewett, Assistant Sports Editor // November 1, 2017

San Diego State men’s basketball is counting on the senior leadership of guard Trey Kell and forward Malik Pope, who were named team captains for the...

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Junior guard Trey Kell grimaces in pain after a hard foul.

Aztec basketball bucked out of the MW tournament by the Rams, 71-63

by Anthony Reclusado, Sports Editor // March 11, 2017

LAS VEGAS-The storyline has haunted them all season. Even when it appeared they turned the page to a new chapter, it had a way to blow the pages back...

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Junior forward Zylan Cheatham celebrates with senior guard D'erryl Williams and senior center Valentine Izundu.

Aztec basketball drops Boise State, 87-68, advances to MW semifinal

by Anthony Reclusado, Sports Editor // March 10, 2017

Perhaps it was the return of the body snatchers, the attack of the clones or the magic used in Space Jam, but something was different within the Thomas...

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Senior guard Dakarai Allen puts up a floater in SDSU's 75-40 win over Alabama State.

Aztecs ride hot start to easy 73-41 win over Alabama State

by Zach Engberg, Assistant Sports Editor // December 13, 2016

San Diego State men's basketball quickly rebounded from its first three-game losing streak in almost five years with a dominant 73-41 win over Alabama...

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Senior guard Dakarai Allen (4) walks away despondently after a play during the Aztecs' 74-63 loss to Arizona State.

Aztecs’ nonconference woes continue with 74-63 loss to Arizona State

by Zach Engberg, Assistant Sports Editor // December 10, 2016

This young 2016-17 San Diego State men's basketball season has read like the 1966 cult classic film, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. We have seen the...

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