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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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Senior forward Malik Pope runs in transition during SDSU's 91-52 opening game win over San Diego Christian.

The sky is the limit for Pope in his senior season

by Abraham Jewett, Assistant Sports Editor // November 12, 2017

A big question coming into San Diego State’s 2017-18 men’s basketball season was how good senior forward Malik Pope would be. After Pope led his...

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Senior forward Malik Pope puts up a floater in the first half against San Diego Christian. Pope led SDSU with 20 points in the 91-50 win.

High-flying Aztecs open season with dominant 91-52 win over San Diego Christian

by Zach Engberg, Sports Editor // November 10, 2017

Senior forward Malik Pope ran down the floor, catching a perfectly-placed lob from freshman forward Matt Mitchell and slamming it home, taking a 14-0 lead...

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Freshman guard Jordan Schakel is one of the highest ranked recruits San Diego State has signed in recent memory.

Sharpshooting Schakel brings winning ways to San Diego

by Sydney Northcutt, Staff Writer // November 10, 2017

San Diego State men’s basketball freshman guard Jordan Schakel is a proven winner. Schakel set records as a four-year starter at Bishop Montgomery...

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Junior guard Jeremy Hemsley attacks the basket during SDSU's 81-58 win over San Diego Christian in the 2016-17 season.

Talent won’t be enough for SDSU to rebound this season

by Zach Engberg, Sports Editor // November 8, 2017

Shrouded in uncertainty, San Diego State men’s basketball opens its 2017-18 season this Friday against San Diego Christian College. After a 19-14 finish...

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