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Aguek Arop (33) drives to the basket against Boise States Marcus Shaver Jr.

Men’s basketball slow to shake off rust, fall to Boise State 42-37 in first game since COVID pause

by Jason Freund, Sports Editor // January 23, 2022

Sometimes, it takes one shot to win a game. Even if neither side can score, a single basket can be the difference between victory and defeat. On one...

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Senior Trey Pulliam (center) attempts a three-point shot during the game agains U

Men’s basketball put a stop to UNLV’s running, open Mountain West Conference play with 62-55 win

by Jason Freund, Sports Editor // January 3, 2022

Brian Dutcher was facing quite the conundrum as his San Diego State Aztecs headed into the Thomas and Mack Center at UNLV. Junior point guard Lamont...

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SDSUs student section, The Show, had some fun poking fun at cross-town rivals UCSD when they came to Viejas Arena.

Men’s basketball defeats UCSD, prepares for COVID resurgence

by Andrew Finley, Assistant Sports Editor // December 24, 2021

San Diego State men’s basketball (8-3) scored first and never looked back against the cross-town UC San Diego Tritons (6-5) by a score of 78-57.  The...

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Nathan Mensah throws down a dunk in the second half of San Diego States 66-53 win over UC Riverside.

Aztecs chop down the Highlanders for 66-53 victory

by Jason Freund, Sports Editor // November 11, 2021

A roaring Viejas Arena? Check. A trash-talking student section? Check A tense second half that saw an opponent get dangerously close before San Diego...

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Freshman guard Lamont Butler goes up against a Brigham Young defender during the Aztecs 72-62 loss to the Cougars on Dec. 18, 2020 at Viejas Arena.

Butler scores career-high in breakout game as Aztecs fall to Aggies

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor // January 16, 2021

Without its leading scorer, San Diego State men’s basketball gave all it had but came up just short in a 64-59 loss to Utah State on Jan. 16 in Logan,...

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Senior guard Trey Pulliam hugs junior forward Nathan Mensah after the Aztecs 69-67 win over Nevada on Jan. 9 at Viejas Arena. Pulliam went coast-to-coast to hit the game-winning shot while time expired.

Pulliam’s buzzer-beating runner lifts Aztecs to complete sweep over Nevada

by Reese Savoie, Senior Staff Writer // January 10, 2021

 San Diego State men’s basketball defeated the University of Nevada 69-67 at Viejas Arena Saturday night, sweeping the series and collecting its ninth...

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Senior guard Jordan Schakel follows through on a 3-point attempt during the Aztecs 78-65 win over Colorado State on Jan. 4 at Viejas Arena.

Schakel has a career night as men’s basketball rebounds versus Colorado State

by Andrew Finley, Staff Writer // January 4, 2021

Coming off its second loss of the season Saturday, San Diego State men's basketball had the opportunity to face the team that came back from 26 points...

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Then-sophomore forward  Nathan Mensah goes up to the basket during the Aztecs 59-57 victory over San José State on Dec. 8, 2019 at Viejas Arena.

Column: Welcome back, Nathan Mensah

by Amber Salas, Senior Staff Writer // December 11, 2020

17 points. 15 rebounds.  Basketball fans, let’s give a warm welcome back to Nathan Mensah.  The 6-foot-10 San Diego State junior forward recorded...

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Junior forward Nathan Mensah goes up for a layup during the Aztecs’ 73-58 win over UCLA on Nov. 25 at Viejas Arena.

Three observations: Aztecs defeat Sun Devils in clash of ranked teams

by Luis Lopez, Assistant Sports Editor // December 11, 2020

In what was perhaps its most important game of the year so far, No. 24 ranked San Diego State men’s basketball came away with an 80-68 victory against...

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Then-sophomore forward Nathan Mensah attempts a shot over a Texas Southern defender during the Aztecs 2019 season opener against the Tigers on Nov. 5 at Viejas Arena. The game resulted in a 77-42 SDSU victory.

Nathan Mensah returns to action following health issue

by Amber Salas, Senior Staff Writer // November 25, 2020

San Diego State men’s basketball is set to take the court Wednesday night against UCLA to open the 2020-2021 season with a defensive presence they deeply...

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Then-junior forward Matt Mitchell fires a shot over a Grand Canyon defender during the Aztecs 86-61 win over the Lopes on Nov. 13, 2019 at Viejas Arena.

Three observations: Men’s basketball gearing up for unconventional season

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor // November 24, 2020

Believe it or not, it’s been only about eight months since San Diego State men’s basketball’s 2019-20 season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

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Then-junior guard Jordan Schakel shoots a 3-point shot over a Long Island defender during the Aztecs’ 81-64 win over the Sharks on Nov. 22 at Viejas Arena.

Same names, new roles highlight SDSU offense in 2020-21

by Devin Whatley, Arts & Culture Editor // November 23, 2020

As the 100th season of San Diego State men’s basketball begins on Nov. 25 against UCLA, the Aztecs are coming off of what some consider to be the best...

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