San Diego State basketball

MAX MONTANA TO PURSUE PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL OPPORTUNITIES

 

Forward is on pace to graduate this summer

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April 3, 2018 (San Diego) - Junior forward Max Montana, who is on pace to graduate this summer, will leave the program to pursue professional basketball opportunities, San Diego State head coach Brian Dutcher announced today.

JALEN MCDANIELS TO TEST NBA WATERS

 

Rising sophomore to put name into NBA Draft

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March 19, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State rising sophomore forward Jalen McDaniels will declare for the 2018 NBA Draft, but not hire an agent to maintain his college eligibility.

“I think this is a great idea,” Dutcher said. “This allows him to see what the NBA thinks of him and what improvements he can make in his game.”

“After thoughtful consideration with my family, I have decided to enter my name into the 2018 NBA Draft,” McDaniels said. “I will not hire an agent in order to maintain by college eligibility. Testing the waters allows me to get feedback directly from NBA teams.”

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL OUT OF NCAA TOURNEY AFTER CRUSHING DEFEAT BY HOUSTON

 

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March 15, 2018 (Wichita) - SDSU men’s basketball started their journey to the Big Dance tonight against Houston.  It’s the Cougars’ first at-large NCAA Tournament bid since 1990.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL TO FACE HOUSTON IN NCAA TOURNAMENT

 

Aztecs to battle Cougars on Thursday in Wichita, Kansas

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March 11, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State men's basketball team received word of its postseason destination on Sunday, earning the No. 11 seed in the West Region against No. 6 seed Houston in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Aztecs (22-10, 11-7 MW), who captured the Mountain West tournament championship, will face the Cougars (26-7, 14-4 AAC) on Thursday, March 15 at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: POPE NAMED TO ALL-CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM BY MW COACHES

 

Senior lands on second team, McDaniels named honorable mention

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March 6, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior forward Malik Pope has been named to the all-Mountain West second team by the conference’s head coaches, the league announced Tuesday morning. Freshman forward Jalen McDaniels, meanwhile, was voted to the honorable mention squad. All selections were based on conference play only.

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS FALLS IN OT TO NEVADA AT MW CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Aztecs drop 95-84 decision to Wolf Pack

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March 5, 2018 (Las Vegas) - Tenth-seeded San Diego State rallied from an 11-point first-half deficit and took the lead in the fourth quarter, but could not hold on as the Aztecs fell in overtime to seventh-seeded Nevada 95-84 in the first round of the Mountain West Championship on Monday afternoon.

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS LANDS TWO ON ALL-MW TEAM

 

McKynzie Fort named to All-Defensive Team & Najé Murray earns All-Freshman honors

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March 5, 2018 (San Diego) - Two Aztecs earned All-Mountain West Honors, the conference office announced Monday morning. Senior guard McKynzie Fort was named to the All-Defensive Team and was an honorable mention selection for the All-Conference team and Najé Murray was named to the All-Freshman Team.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: TREY KELL NAMED MOUNTAIN WEST PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Senior picks up SDSU’s second award of the season

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March 4, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior guard Trey Kell has been named the Mountain West Player of the Week, the league announced today from its temporary offices in Las Vegas in preparation for this week’s MW Championship. The award is the second of his career and the second of the season for SDSU.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: SENIORS SHINE IN SEASON-ENDING WIN OVER NEVADA

 

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March 3, 2018 (San Diego) - For the last game of the regular season, San Diego State men’s basketball welcomed Nevada back to Viejas Arena on Senior Night.  The Wolf Pack sit atop the Mountain West, so the Aztecs had their work cut out for them.

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS DROPPED AT NEVADA 84-72

 

Aztecs begin Mountain West Tournament Monday

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March 2, 2018 (Reno) - The San Diego State women’s basketball team fell at Nevada 84-72 Friday evening, The Aztecs shot an efficient 50 percent from the field, but the Wolf Pack scored 24 points off of Aztec turnovers and outscored San Diego State 50-34 in the paint.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: AZTECS HANG ON TO DEFEAT SECOND-SEED BRONCOS 72-64

 

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February 28, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State men’s basketball is back home for the last two games of the season, starting tonight against Boise State.  The Broncos are at the top of their game right now, standing at second in the Mountain West.

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS FALLS AT BOISE STATE 64-53

 

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February 27, 2018 (Boise) - The San Diego State women’s basketball team fell at Boise State 64-53 Tuesday evening at the Taco Bell Arena. The Aztecs trailed by just four points entering the fourth quarter, but missed their first 11 shots of the quarter and the Broncos went on an 11-0 run, which the Aztecs could not overcome.

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS RUNS PAST SPARTANS 85-78

 

Aztecs had a season-high 29 assists

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February 24, 2018 (San Diego) - Behind a season-high 34 fourth quarter points, the San Diego State women’s basketball team (11-16, 5-11 MW) knocked off San José State 85-78 Saturday afternoon. The Aztecs led for the majority of the game and then put the Spartans away by shooting 61 percent in the final quarter.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: DISMAL SHOWING BY AZTECS AS AIR FORCE WINS 56-48

 

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February 21, 2018 (San Diego) - After a rocky road trip, San Diego State women’s basketball returned home tonight to play host to Air Force.  The lady Falcons are a little worse for wear, sitting at 11th in the Mountain West.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: JALEN MCDANIELS NAMED MW PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Conference honor is freshman’s first of his career

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February 19, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State men’s basketball forward Jalen McDaniels has been named the Mountain West Player of the Week, the league announced this morning on its Facebook page. The award is the first of his career and first for SDSU since the 2015-16 campaign.

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS RALLY FALLS SHORT AT UNLV

 

McKynzie Fort scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds

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February 18, 2018 (Las Vegas) - Despite multiple comebacks, the San Diego State women’s basketball team (10-15, 4-10) fell in overtime 73-67 at first place UNLV (16-9, 11-3) Saturday afternoon. The Aztecs, who trailed by 13 points in the first half and by seven with two minutes left in regulation, rallied to force overtime, but came up just short despite 24 points from senior McKynzie Fort.

MALIK POPE REACHES 1,000 CAREER POINTS AS AZTECS MEN'S BASKETBALL DROPS WYOMING 87-77

 

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February 15, 2018 (San Diego) - It may be Valentine’s Day, but it felt more like this year’s V-Day competition, Ash Wednesday, inside Viejas Arena as two Mountain West rivals squared off in men’s basketball.  The Aztecs greeted the Cowboys of Wyoming, who rank third in the Mountain West.

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS FALLS AT WYOMING 70-50

 

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February 15, 2018 (Laramie, Wyo.) - The San Diego State women's basketball team fell at Wyoming 70-50 Wednesday evening at the Arena-Auditorium in Laramie, Wyoming. The Cowgirls (17-7, 10-3 MW), the conference's best three-point shooting team, went 13-for-27 from behind the arc and used a 20-0 first half run to give them a double-digit lead the Aztecs (10-14, 4-9 MW) couldn't recover from.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: ELECTRIFYING FOURTH QUARTER PROPELS AZTECS OVER WOLF PACK

 

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February 10, 2018 (San Diego) - After a heartbreaker Wednesday afternoon against Fresno State, the lady Aztecs took to Steve Fisher Court again this afternoon to try again in a matinee against Nevada in the “Pink Game” for Play4Kay Day at Viejas Arena.  The lady Wolf Pack are a vastly different team than the Bulldogs; seventh in the Mountain West and in a slump; 11-11 overall and 4-7 in league.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: FOURTH QUARTER SLIP COSTS AZTECS ANOTHER GAME

 

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February 7, 2018 (San Diego) - In a special Wednesday matinee, San Diego State women’s basketball took to Steve Fisher Court to take on the Bulldogs of Fresno State.  The red and black lost to the Dawgs in Fresno on January 17, 64-53.  The Bulldogs are a tough customer, ranking third in the Mountain West.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL SOARS OVER AIR FORCE 81-50

 

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February 3, 2018 (San Diego) - After a hard few road games, SDSU men’s basketball came home tonight to host Air Force.  The Falcons aren’t too hot for a service academy, sitting at 10th in the Mountain West.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL GROUNDED BY AIR FORCE 61-51

 

Aztec senior McKynzie Fort led all players with 20 points

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February 3, 2018 (Colorado Springs) - Despite a game-high 20 points from senior McKynzie Fort, the visiting San Diego State women’s basketball team suffered its third straight loss Saturday in a 61-51 defeat at Air Force inside Clune Arena.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 1/31: HOME FOR THE MILITARY

 

 

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January 31, 2018 (San Diego) - The Aztecs men's basketball team has had a harrowing couple of weeks, but now they're back home (finally) and ready to face Air Force Saturday night.  Head coach Brian Dutcher and junior guard Jeremy Hemsley sat down with the media this week.

UNLV RALLIES PAST SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS 75-64

 

Aztecs unable to build on 18-point first-half lead

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January 27, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State seniors Geena Gomez and Khalia Lark scored 17 points apiece on Saturday, but it wasn’t enough as visiting UNLV roared back from an 18-point deficit to hand the Aztec women’s basketball team a disappointing 75-64 defeat in front of 4,568 fans at Steve Fisher Court on Girls and Women in Sports Day.

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS STYMIED AT COLORADO STATE 72-43

 

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Photo:  Najé Murray (above) tied Geena Gomez for team-high honors with 12 pts at Colorado State.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

January 24, 2018 (Fort Collins, Colo.) - The visiting San Diego State women’s basketball team ran into a buzz saw on Wednesday, falling to Colorado State by a 72-43 count in a Mountain West game at Moby Arena.

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SPORTS DAY

 

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January 24, 2018 (San Diego) - Come out and join the San Diego State women's basketball team in celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day when the Aztecs battle UNLV on Saturday, Jan. 27 at Steve Fisher Court at Viejas Arena.

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS OUTLASTS NEW MEXICO 97-89

 

Fort, Murray finish with career-high point totals

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Photo:  McKynzie Fort scored 23 of her career-high 32 points in the second half on Saturday vs. UNM.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

January 20, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State women’s basketball team stormed back from an early 10-point deficit to produce its highest point total of the season in a wild 97-89 victory over New Mexico on Saturday in a Mountain West showdown at Steve Fisher Court.

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS FALLS AT FRESNO STATE 64-53

 

Cold second-half shooting dooms Aztecs for second straight game

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Photo:  McKynzie Fort scored a team-high 20 points on Wednesday at Fresno State.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

January 17, 2018 (Fresno) - Despite a 20-point effort from senior McKynzie Fort, the San Diego State women’s basketball team came up on the short end of a 64-53 decision Wednesday night in a Mountain West game at Save Mart Center.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 1/16: FSU

 

 

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January 16, 2018 (San Diego) - After a tough road loss to Boise State, SDSU men's basketball is home tomorrow night against Fresno State.  Head coach Brian Dutcher and junior guard Devin Watson held a short press conference today.

BOISE STATE RALLIES PAST SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS 86-70

 

Aztecs outscored 50-27 in second half

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Photo:  Geena Gomez led the Aztecs with 14 points vs. Boise State on Saturday.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

January 13, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State women’s basketball team was unable to build on a seven-point halftime lead against visiting Boise State on Saturday, dropping an 86-70 decision in a Mountain West game at Steve Fisher Court.

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