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San Diego State men's basketball senior guard Jordan Schakel and senior forward Matt Mitchell pictured during the 2020-21 season.

Column: Jordan Schakel and Matt Mitchell rank among best duos in program history

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor // May 14, 2021

With a 23-4 record, Mountain West Conference tournament championship win and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament after 2020’s events, San Diego State...

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San Diego State men's basketball senior forward Joshua Tomaić (left) and senior guard Trey Pulliam (right) pictured during the Aztecs’ 78-66 overtime win over Boise State on Feb. 25, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

Guess who’s back? Aztecs’ Pulliam and Tomaić returning for extra year 

by Luis Lopez, Assistant Sports Editor // April 14, 2021

San Diego State men’s basketball seniors, guard Trey Pulliam and forward Joshua Tomaić, announced they will be returning to the Aztecs for the 2021-22...

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Former California junior guard Matt Bradley announced his transfer to San Diego State on April 12 via Twitter.

Men’s basketball lands California transfer Matt Bradley

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor // April 13, 2021

Three years ago, it was Malachi Flynn. Two years ago, it was KJ Feagin. Last season, it was Terrell Gomez. Now, it’s Matt Bradley. Bradley announced...

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San Diego State men's basketball senior guard Terrell Gomez attempts a layup during the Aztecs’ 78-66 overtime win over Boise State on Feb. 25, 2021 at Viejas Arena.

Men’s basketball transfers fulfilling destiny by playing in NCAA Tournament

by Luis Lopez, Assistant Sports Editor // March 17, 2021

When No. 16/18 San Diego State men’s basketball got to cut down nets at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday afternoon, there were two players who...

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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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SDSU men's basketball head coach Brian Dutcher cuts the nets after defeating New Mexico for the Mountain West regular-season title on Feb. 11 at Viejas Arena.

Men’s basketball signs Brian Dutcher to three-year extension

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor // September 4, 2020

In 2017-18, first-year San Diego State men’s basketball head coach Brian Dutcher led the Aztecs to a Mountain West Conference tournament win and an NCAA...

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Then-junior forward Matt Mitchell fires a jumper during the Aztecs' 81-64 win over Long Island University on Nov. 22, 2019 at Viejas Arena.

After testing NBA Draft waters, Matt Mitchell returns to SDSU for senior season

by Luis Lopez, Assistant Sports Editor // July 31, 2020

San Diego State men’s basketball forward Matt Mitchell has opted out of the NBA Draft process to return for his senior year with the Aztecs, he announced...

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Then-junior guard Malachi Flynn hits a game-winning 3-pointer to give the Aztecs a 59-57 victory over San José State on Dec. 8, 2019 at Viejas Arena.

Malachi Flynn wins Mountain West Male Athlete of the Year honor

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor // July 29, 2020
San Diego State men’s basketball guard Malachi Flynn was named the Mountain West Male Athlete of the Year by the Mountain West Conference on Wednesday afternoon. Flynn is the only SDSU men’s basketball player to win the award — something that Kawhi Leonard was unable to accomplish during his time on the Mesa.
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Matt Mitchell to test NBA draft process

by Kyle Betz, Assistant Sports Editor // April 26, 2020

San Diego State men’s basketball forward Matt Mitchell decided he will test the waters of the NBA by entering his name for the upcoming draft without...

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Senior forward Yanni Wetzell completes a slam dunk during the Aztecs' 81-68 win over Boise State on March 7 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Aztecs take on Utah State in conference title game for second straight year

by Kyle Betz, Assistant Sports Editor // March 7, 2020

Nearly one year ago, San Diego State men’s basketball found itself in the Mountain West Conference tournament championship game against Utah State. The...

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Freshman forward Matt Mitchell attacks the basket during SDSUs 85-49 win over San Jose State.

Column: Aztecs’ fall from grace falls on senior leaders

by Zach Engberg, Sports Editor // January 24, 2018

One of the pinnacle moments in San Diego State men’s basketball came on March 8, 2014. In front of a sold-out Viejas Arena – and an incredulous Reggie...

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Redshirt freshman forward Jalen McDaniels rises for a dunk during SDSU’s win over San Jose State on Jan. 9.

The skinny on SDSU’s freshman star

by Abraham Jewett, Assistant Sports Editor // January 17, 2018

Jalen McDaniels was not supposed to be this good. Not yet, anyway. The 19-year-old redshirt freshman from Federal Way, Washington was expected to be...

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