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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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SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS IN MW SEMIFINAL TO WYOMING 75-70 (OT)

 

 

Aztecs' season ends with overtime loss in MW semifinal game

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March 13, 2019 (Las Vegas) - Freshman guard Sophia Ramos totaled 16 points and junior center Zayn Dornstauder had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in San Diego State’s 75-70 loss to No. 3 seed Wyoming in Tuesday’s semifinal of the MW Championship. The Aztecs led by as many as three points in the game and had a two-point advantage heading into the last 19 seconds of regulation, but two free throws by the Cowgirls pushed the game into extra minutes.

AZTEC WOMEN'S HOOPS TOPS SECOND-SEEDED LOBOS IN 70-61 OVERTIME THRILLER

 

 

San Diego State advances to MW Semifinal following Monday's win

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March 11, 2019 (Las Vegas) - Sophomore guard Najé Murray tallied 22 points with six three-pointers and freshman guard Mallory Adams recorded a career-high 16 rebounds in San Diego State’s 70-61 overtime win over second-seeded New Mexico in Monday’s Mountain West quarterfinal. The Aztecs came back from a 13-point deficit and tied the score with a Sophia Ramos’ runner at the end of regulation to push the game into extra minutes.

AZTEC WOMEN'S HOOPS ADVANCES TO MW QUARTERFINAL WITH 63-55 WIN OVER AIR FORCE

 

 

San Diego State outlasts Falcons to advance to quarterfinal

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March 10, 2019 (Las Vegas) - The San Diego State women’s basketball team stamped its ticket to the Mountain West Championship quarterfinal round following Sunday’s 63-55 victory over 10th-seeded Air Force. The Aztecs had three players in double figures, led by MW all-freshman honoree Mallory Adams’ 20 points.

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 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CLINCHES #7 SEED WITH CLUTCH WIN OVER NEVADA

 
 
 
 
SDSU will play Air Force on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
 
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March 7, 2019 (San Diego) - In the last regular season matchup, SDSU women’s basketball faced Nevada on Senior Night, trying to protect their 7-7 home record and get the #7 seed in the Mountain West Tournament that starts on Sunday.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ESCAPES WITH 59-58 WIN AT FRESNO STATE

 

 

Tea Adams had a team-high 15 points

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March 4, 2019 (Fresno) -  The Aztec women’s basketball team (11-17, 6-11) held off a late rally by Fresno State (18-10, 11-6) to escape with a 59-58 win Monday evening.

The Bulldogs’ Candice White hit a difficult three-pointer with 5.8 seconds left to bring Fresno State within one point. The Bulldogs then fouled Mallory Adams who missed both free throws to set up one more chance for Fresno State. After advancing the ball, they inbounded to Maddi Utti, who faked a hand-off to White and then drove baseline, stopped and elevated for an eight foot jumper that rimmed out as the buzzer went off. 

SPARTANS’ HOT SHOOTING SINKS SDSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

 

 

 Murray had a team-high 20 points

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March 2, 2019 (San Jose) - The Aztec women’s basketball team (10-17, 5-11) fell at San José State (5-22, 4-12) Saturday afternoon. The Spartans hit 14 three-pointers with seven of them coming from Analyss Benally, who poured in 31 points.

AZTECS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL KNOCKED OFF BY UTAH STATE 65-52

 

 

Sophia Ramos paced the Aztecs with 15 points

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February 28, 2019 (San Diego) - The Aztec women’s basketball team (10-15, 5-10) suffered a 65-52 defeat to Utah State (13-14, 8-8) Wednesday evening inside Viejas Arena. The Aztecs, who fell behind by 16 points early in the second quarter, were able to pull within one point late in the third, but then saw Utah State finish the game on a 15-3 run.

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.

BOYS BASKETBALL: FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN ADVANCES TO CIF STATE QUARTERFINALS WITH 70-56 WIN OVER EL CAMINO REAL

 
 
Foothills Christian will travel to Santa Margarita High School Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
 
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February 26, 2019 (Spring Valley) - Foothills Christian boys basketball has trekked through the CIF San Diego Section playoffs and now, it’s time for the state playoffs.  The Knights are the #5 seed in the SoCal Division 1 Regional.  Tonight, they faced the Conquistadors of El Camino Real from Woodland Hills at neutral Mount Miguel High School.

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.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: UNLV OUTLASTS AZTECS 62-49

 

 

Mallory Adams had 15 points and 9 rebounds

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February 23, 2019 (San Diego) - The Aztec women’s basketball team (10-15, 5-9) were outscored in the fourth quarter 23-9 by UNLV (10-16, 8-7) and lost 62-49 Saturday afternoon inside Viejas Arena.

Mallory Adams once again paced the Aztecs with 15 points and had nine rebounds. Sophia Ramos had 12 points and seven rebounds and Téa Adams chipped in 10 points.

BOYS BASKETBALL: VALHALLA'S PLAYOFF HOPES END; BURIED BY CAVERS IN DIII CHAMPIONSHIP 75-56

 
 
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February 21, 2019 (San Diego) - Valhalla High boys basketball has had an impeccable season; 28-3 on the year.  So it’s only fitting that they’d make it to the CIF San Diego section Division III finals after beating Southwest El Centro and Del Norte.  Tonight, they faced off against the Cavers of San Diego High on the campus of Mira Mesa High School.

SDSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: AZTECS RUN HOME CONFERENCE WIN STREAK TO 12 GAMES

 

 

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February 16, 2019 (San Diego) - Devin Watson paced San Diego State with 19 points, Jalen McDaniels added 18 and teammates Matt Mitchell and Joel Mensah also scored in double figures as the Aztecs beat Boise State 71-65 on Saturday.

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 WOMEN’S HOOPS HOLDS OFF UTAH STATE 56-54

 

 

SDSU has won three in a row 

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February 9, 2019 (Logan, Utah) - The Aztec women’s basketball team (9-12, 4-6) outlasted Utah State (10-12, 5-6) 56-54 Saturday afternoon.  Senior Arantxa Gómez-Ferrer hit two clutch free throws win 22 seconds left and the Aztecs got two big defensive stops in the final seconds to secure their third straight win.

SDSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: AZTECS HOLD OFF FIRST PLACE NEW MEXICO 61-59

 

 

Freshman Sophia Ramos had a team-high 21 points

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February 7, 2019 (San Diego) - The Aztec women’s basketball team (8-12, 3-6) defeated first place New Mexico (18-3, 8-2) 61-59 in front of 4,272 fans Wednesday afternoon. SDSU had their best defensive performance of the year and held the high-powered Lobo offense to 32 percent shooting from the field and 11 percent from three.

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 WOMEN'S HOOPS SQUEAKS BY SJSU 69-68

 

 

Tea Adams hits the game winner with two seconds left

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February 2, 2019 (San Diego) - The Aztec women’s basketball team (7-12, 2-6) withstood a rally from San José State (2-18, 1-8) to win 69-68 Saturday afternoon inside Viejas Arena.

SDSU led by 17 points in the first quarter, but saw the Spartans take their first lead of the game with 16 seconds left after Analyss Benally banked in a three-pointer. On the other end, Téa Adams knifed through the lane and scooped up the game-winner off the glass with two seconds left to secure the nail-biting victory for the Aztecs.

BOYS BASKETBALL: EAGLES LEAVE BRAVES IN DUST IN CROSSTOWN MATCHUP

 

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January 29, 2019 (El Cajon) - We’re back at the home of the Braves this week, but this time for a boys’ game.  The Braves are struggling a little bit at 9-12 overall (2-4 in league) coming into tonight’s game against the school a couple of blocks away from them, Granite Hills.  The Eagles aren’t doing so great either; they sported a .500 record in league play coming into tonight (3-3) but overall, were at 8-13.

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS FALLS AT UNLV

 

 

Mallory Adams had 19 points and 10 rebounds

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January 26, 2019 (Las Vegas) - The San Diego State women’s basketball team suffered a 71-57 loss at UNLV Saturday afternoon. The Aztecs fell behind by double-digits in the first quarter and never recovered after struggling with turnovers and cold outside-shooting.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: AZTECS' RALLY FALLS SHORT AT NEW MEXICO

 

 

Zayn Dornstauder set career-highs with 13 points and eight rebounds

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January 16, 2019 (Albuquerque) - The San Diego State women’s basketball team rallied back from a 19-point deficit, but fell just short at New Mexico Wednesday evening, losing 70-62. The Aztecs tied the game with 3:25 left, but then saw the Lobos finished the contest on an 8-0 run to seal the victory.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: AZTECS OUTLAST AIR FORCE 70-61

 

SDSU outscores Falcons 21-11 in 4th quarter

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January 12, 2019 (San Diego) - The San Diego State women’s basketball team (6-8, 1-2) outscored Air Force 21-11 in the fourth quarter to earn a 70-61 win Saturday afternoon inside Viejas Arena. Najé Murray scored a season-high 23 points and SDSU made a season-high 26 free-throws.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: AZTEC RALLY COMES UP SHORT AT AIR FORCE

 

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January 12, 2019 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) - AJ Walker scored 19 points and Air Force closed with a 14-4 run to defeat San Diego State 62-48 on Saturday.

Ryan Swan had 15 points and 15 rebounds for the Falcons (6-10, 1/3 Mountain West) and Lavelle Scottie added 16 points with 11 rebounds.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: AZTECS TRIPPED UP AT WYOMING

 

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January 9, 2019 (Laramie, Wyo.) - The San Diego State women’s basketball team fell at Wyoming 87-45 Wednesday evening. The Cowgirls shot 44 percent from three and outscored the Aztecs 28-12 in the second quarter and maintained a double-digit lead for the entire second half.

BOISE STATE DEFEATS SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL IN MW OPENER

 

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January 5, 2019 (Boise) - Derrick Alston had a career-high 30 points on 9-of-14 shooting and Boise State led by double digits throughout the second half in an 88-64 win over San Diego State on Saturday night.

Alex Hobbs added 18 points for the Broncos (7-8, 2-0 Mountain West Conference), who have won three of their last four games.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: FRESHMAN-LED RALLY FALLS SHORT AS LADY AZTECS DROP CONFERENCE OPENER TO BOISE STATE

 

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January 5, 2019 (San Diego) - ECM Sports finally made it to a basketball game on the Mesa and the lady Aztecs were ready to start Mountain West conference play today against Boise State.  They’re barely staying afloat with a 5-6 record overall.

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