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The top photo shows a fully-equipped weightroom at the NCAA men’s basketball Tournament in Indianapolis, while a poorly-accomodated exercise area (bottom) was present at the women’s NCAA Tournament in San Antonio.

Disparity between men’s and women’s basketball tournament budgets draws controversy

by Katelynn Robinson, Assistant News Editor // March 30, 2021

The NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments were unorthodox this year, as news of the dramatically different accommodations for men and women...

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After cutting down the nets at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, men's basketball head coach Brian Dutcher did a

San Diego State to embrace the Madness this March

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor // March 17, 2021

It’s been over a year since San Diego State men’s basketball was stripped of its chances to compete in the NCAA Tournament due to the onset of the...

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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 26, 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-junior Jordan Schakel shoots a 3-pointer during the Aztecs' 59-57 win over San José State on Dec. 8, 2019 at Viejas Arena.

San Diego State announces it will host men’s basketball multi-team event

by Luis Lopez, Assistant Sports Editor // November 10, 2020

San Diego State announced Tuesday it will be opening its men’s basketball season by hosting a multi-team event at Viejas Arena featuring UCLA, UC Irvine...

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Then-sophomore forward Nathan Mensah attempts a one-handed shot over a Tennessee State defender during the Aztecs' 62-49 win over the Tigers on Nov. 25, 2019 at Viejas Arena.

Fall Camp update: Aztecs play five-on-five, non-conference schedule and status of Mensah

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor // October 23, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic was the catalyst that cut San Diego State men’s basketball’s season short in March, when the NCAA Tournament was canceled due...

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Then-sophomore guard Adam Seiko looks to dribble past a Wyoming defender during the Aztecs' 72-55 win over the Cowboys on Jan. 21 at Viejas Arena.

Mountain West unveils temporary men’s basketball 18-game conference schedule

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor // October 9, 2020

The Mountain West Conference announced a tentative 18-game schedule for 11 men’s basketball programs, including San Diego State men’s basketball, according...

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Then-junior forward Matt Mitchell attempts a jump shot over a Colorado State defender during the Aztecs' 66-60 win over the Rams on Feb. 25 at Viejas Arena.

Column: Who could start for the Aztecs in 2020-21?

by Jason Freund, Staff Writer // June 24, 2020

The deed of replacing three starters from arguably the greatest team to don a San Diego State men’s basketball jersey is an unenviable one. For head...

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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.

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

by Kyle Betz, Assistant Sports Editor // February 2, 2020

No. 4 San Diego State men’s basketball won its second contest of the season against Utah State with a 80-68 win on Feb. 1 at Viejas Arena. Kawhi Leonard’s...

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Viejas Arena dará oprtunidad para la vacunación de más personas elegibles en la comunidad de San Diego

Column: Online student ticket system is unreliable

by Kyle Betz, Assistant Sports Editor // January 29, 2020

I found myself waiting four hours trying to claim a San Diego State men’s basketball student ticket Wednesday. This wasn’t any ordinary basketball...

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Junior guard Malachi Flynn drives to the basket against UNLV on Jan. 26 at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Men’s basketball looks to build on historic start in Albuquerque

by Kyle Betz, Assistant Sports Editor // January 29, 2020

No. 4 San Diego State men’s basketball touched the hardwood and began its warm-up at Thomas & Mack Center about an hour before tip-off against UNLV. Just...

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Leonard to return to SDSU for jersey retirement ceremony

by Michael Cline, Assistant News Editor // January 29, 2020

Kawhi Leonard, the forward who led San Diego State to its first Sweet Sixteen appearance in the 2011 NCAA Tournament, will become the first Aztec men’s...

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Column: Our generation mourns the death of Kobe Bryant

Column: Our generation mourns the death of Kobe Bryant

by Aaron Tolentino, Sports Editor // January 28, 2020

It was about 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26, and I was getting dressed for church. My roommate announced across the hallway: “Kobe died.” Halfway...

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