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San Diego State water polo senior utility Emily Bennett prepares to shoot during the Aztecs’ 16-9 win over Cal Baptist on April 17, 2021 at the SDSU Aquaplex.

Aztecs come up short in Golden Coast Conference title game

by Breven Honda, Senior Staff Writer // April 27, 2021

No. 2 seed San Diego State water polo entered Saturday’s championship with the opportunity to claim its first Golden Coast Conference tournament title...

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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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San Diego State men's basketball senior forward Matt Mitchell guards Syracuse sophomore forward Quincy Guerrier during the Aztecs' 78-62 loss to the Orange during the first round of the NCAA Tournament on March 19, 2021 at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Syracuse upsets Aztecs in first round of NCAA Tournament

by Amber Salas, Senior Staff Writer // March 20, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS— No. 6 seed San Diego State men’s basketball came into Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis knowing it had a tough test ahead of it with...

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The San Diego State men's basketball team celebrates winning the Mountain West Conference tournament title over Utah State on March 13, 2021 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

LET’S DANCE: Aztecs selected as No. 6 seed in NCAA Tournament, face Syracuse in Midwest region

by Devin Whatley, Arts & Culture Editor // March 18, 2021

After sweeping the Mountain West Conference regular season and tournament titles, San Diego State men’s basketball is already a “lock” for the 2021...

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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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Then-junior guard Jordan Schakel points after a play during the Aztecs' 68-55 win over Nevada on Jan. 18 at Viejas Arena.

Writer’s roundtable: 2020-21 San Diego State men’s basketball season predictions

by Breven Honda, Senior Staff Writer // November 23, 2020

The last time The Daily Aztec did a San Diego State men’s basketball roundtable, we discussed the what-ifs to a 30-2 team and what could have been a...

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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.

NCAA cancels tournament, school suspends spring sports

All Mountain West Conference spring sports have been suspended in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference announced in a statement Thursday morning. "The...

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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.

Column: Can Aztecs lock up a 1 seed in the NCAA tournament?

by Michael Cline, Assistant News Editor // March 11, 2020

Fans were still exiting the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas after Saturday’s Mountain West Conference men’s basketball tournament final when...

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Clemson players react during the Tigers 79-68 victory over New Mexico State on March 16 at Viejas Arena.

NCAA tournament at Viejas: No. 5 Clemson drops No. 12 New Mexico State, 79-68

by Abraham Jewett, Sports Editor // March 16, 2018

New Mexico State came into the NCAA tournament with a record of 28-5 and on a six-game winning streak. NMU swept through their conference tournament,...

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Desean Murray finishes off a dunk during Auburn's 62-58 victory over Charleston on March 16 at Viejas Arena.

NCAA tournament at Viejas: No. 4 Auburn survives No. 13 Charleston, 62-58

by Abraham Jewett, Sports Editor // March 16, 2018

Sophomore guard Jared Harper was having a rough night for the University of Auburn. The Tigers third-leading scorer coming into the game was 0-6, had...

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The West Virginia Mountaineer holds up his musket during West Virginia's 85-68 victory over Murray State on March 16 at Viejas Arena.

NCAA tournament at Viejas: No. 5 West Virginia takes care of No. 12 Murray State, 85-68

by Abraham Jewett, Sports Editor // March 16, 2018

It is etched into NCAA tournament lore that there is nothing more dangerous than to be a No. 5 seed facing a No. 12 seed in the first round. Apparently,...

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Jon Elmore carries the ball during Marshall's 81-75 victory over Wichita State on March 16 at Viejas Arena.

NCAA tournament at Viejas: No. 13 Marshall upsets No. 4 Wichita State, 81-75

by Abraham Jewett, Sports Editor // March 16, 2018

The sound of a thundering herd echoed through Viejas Arena on March 16. For one team, it was a shocker. No. 13 Marshall upset the No. 4-seed Wichita...

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