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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, mens basketball head coach Brian Dutcher did a trust fall from the top of the ladder landing in his players arms after winning the Mountain West Conference Tournament

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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