SDSU men's basketball

SDSU BASKETBALL'S JALEN MCDANIELS SELECTED BY CHARLOTTE HORNETS IN NBA DRAFT

McDaniels is taken in the second round, 52nd overall

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June 20, 2019 (New York) - Former San Diego State men's basketball player Jalen McDaniels has been selected by the Charlotte Hornets in the second round (52nd overall) of the 2019 NBA Draft Thursday night at Barclays Center.  

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL ANNOUNCES CONFERENCE SCHEDULE FOR 2019-20 SEASON

Conference play will be divided into two games in early December with the balance beginning in January

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June 6, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego State men’s basketball released the initial version of its Mountain West Conference schedule for the 2019-20 campaign on Thursday; the first phase in the 2019-20 schedule process. For the seventh consecutive year, the format will include 18-games (nine home and nine road games) with each team playing eight opponents twice (home-and-home) and two opponents once.  MW games begin on Dec. 4 and wrap up on Feb. 29.

ONE TO GO; AZTECS MEN'S BASKETBALL DEFEATS NEVADA TO ADVANCE TO MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPIONSHIP

 

 

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March 15, 2019 (Las Vegas) - Devin Watson  had 20 points and five assists and San Diego State held No. 14 Nevada scoreless for nearly seven minutes late in the Aztecs' 65-56 victory Friday night in the Mountain West Conference semifinals.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: AZTECS MOVE ON; DEFEAT UNLV 63-55 IN MW QUARTERFINALS

 

 

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March 14, 2019 (Las Vegas) - Jalen McDaniels ad 25 points and 14 rebounds as San Diego State topped UNLV 63-55 in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament on Thursday.

Devin Watson had 19 points for San Diego State (20-12).  Nathan Mensah added seven rebounds.

Kris Clyburn had 19 points for the Runnin' Rebels (17-14). Amauri Hardy added 11 points and seven assists. Joel Ntambwe had 10 points and eight rebounds.

The Aztecs next face Nevada tomorrow in the semifinals at 6:00 p.m.

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AZTECS MEN'S BASKETBALL EARNS NO. 4 SEED AT MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPIONSHIP, BUT LOSES TO NEVADA

 

 

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March 9, 2019 (Reno) - Caleb Martin scored 25 points and twin brother Cody added 14 to lead No. 17 Nevada to an 81-53 rout of San Diego State on Saturday night that clinched a share of the Mountain West title with Utah State.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: AZTECS FALL TO AGGIES IN LOGAN

 

 

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February 26, 2019 (Logan, Utah) - Quinn Taylor recorded 13 points and 11 rebounds to lift Utah State to a 70-54 win over San Diego State on Tuesday night.

Sam Merrill had 19 points for Utah State (23-6, 13-3 Mountain West Conference), which earned its fifth consecutive victory. Diogo Brito added 12 points. Justin Bean had 10 points and eight rebounds for the hosts.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: AZTECS EXTEND WIN STREAK TO FIVE GAMES

 

 

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February 23, 2019 (Las Vegas) - Jalen McDaniels had 16 points, Matt Mitchell added 15 and San Diego State narrowly defeated UNLV 60-59 on Saturday night. The victory was the fifth straight this season for San Diego State, who is now 14-1 against the Runnin' Rebels in its last 15 meetings.

AZTECS MEN'S HOOPS REBOUNDS FROM TOUGH FIRST HALF TO DEFEAT CSU 71-60

 
 
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February 12, 2019 (Fort Collins, Colo.) - Aztecs’ men’s basketball got another TV appearance as they headed out on the road again to face the Rams in Colorado after winning a close one at Viejas against Utah State on Saturday night.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL LOSES EDGE IN SECOND HALF; FALLS TO UNM 83-70

 
 
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February 5, 2019 (Albuquerque) - San Diego State men’s basketball had a rare national TV appearance tonight for their battle against the Lobos, the only team that has knocked off Top 10-ranked Nevada.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: WATSON, MCDANIELS LEAD AZTECS TO ROAD WIN

 

 

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February 2, 2019 (San Jose) - Devin Watson and Jalen McDaniels combined to score 49 points and San Diego State picked up its third straight victory, knocking off San Jose State 67-56 on Saturday night.

San Diego State swept the season series with the Spartans last year and now have won 10 of the last 11 meetings between the programs.

SDSU ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 12/3: BOWL BOUND

 

 

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December 4, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State football will be playing in the Frisco Bowl on December 19 against Ohio.  Yesterday, coach Rocky Long and juniors Parker Houston and Kyahva Tenzino sat down with the media.  Head men's basketball coach Brian Dutcher and senior guards Jeremy Hemsley and Devin Watson also joined the football representatives to preview their matchup with crosstown foe USD tomorrow night.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL DEFEATS ILLINOIS STATE 75-65

 

 

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December 1, 2018 (Normal, Ill.) - Devin Watson pumped in 23 points and San Diego State won its first true road game of the season, knocking off Illinois State, 75-65 in the Mountain West/Missouri Valley Conference Challenge on Saturday afternoon.

The Aztecs (5-2) played three of their first six games on neutral sites.

SDSU ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 11/13: FOOTBALL BLUES AND BASKETBALL NEWS

 

 

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November 13, 2018 (San Diego) - With the Maui Jim Invitational beginning next week, SDSU men’s basketball head coach Brian Dutcher and senior guard Jeremy Hemsley sat down with the media today to preview tomorrow night’s game against Texas Southern.  SDSU football head coach Rocky Long, junior linebacker Troy Cassidy and junior offensive lineman Daishawn Dixon also sat down to talk about football’s game Saturday against Fresno State.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: AZTECS KNOCK OFF UAPB 76-60 IN SEASON OPENER

 

 

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November 6, 2018 (San Diego) -  Devin Watson made a career-high six 3-pointers and the senior guard scored 20 points as San Diego State opened its season with a 76-60 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Tuesday night.

SDSU MEN'S HOOPS RALLIES PAST CHAMINADE 66-63

 

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November 1, 2018 (San Diego) - In a tale of two halves, the San Diego State men's basketball team rallied for a 68-63 triumph over a pesky Chaminade squad in its lone exhibition game of the season Thursday night at Steve Fisher Court at Viejas Arena.

SDSU ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 10/30: BASKETBALL IS STARTING

 

 

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October 30, 2018 (San Diego) - SDSU men’s basketball begins their season on Thursday against Chaminade.  Today, SDSU men’s basketball head coach Brian Dutcher and senior guard Jeremy Hemsley sat down with the media, as well as football coach Rocky Long, senior defensive end Anthony Luke and junior tight end Kahale Warring.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL RELEASES FULL NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

 

Aztecs to play eight regular season home games and an exhibition

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August 27, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State released today its 2018-19 men’s basketball non-conference schedule. The Aztecs will play 13 games prior to the start of Mountain West action with eight coming at Viejas Arena. The challenging slate features five teams that advanced to the postseason, including three that earned NCAA tournament berths.

SDSU RELEASES MEN'S BASKETBALL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

 

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June 11, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State, the defending Mountain West champions, released on Monday its conference schedule for the 2018-19 campaign. The 18-game slate will begin on Jan. 5, at Boise State and end on March 9, at Nevada. All dates are subject to change as the MW’s television partners have not made their game selections.

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 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 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 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.

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 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 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.

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