Aztecs Men's Basketball

STEVE FISHER RETIRES AS AZTECS MEN'S BASKETBALL HEAD COACH; BRIAN DUTCHER TO TAKE OVER

 

Fisher is Mountain West all-time winningest coach to work in athletic department; former head coach in waiting takes over for retiring Fisher

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April 11, 2017 (San Diego) - Steve Fisher, San Diego State’s all-time winningest coach and the winningest coach in Mountain West history, announced today that he is retiring as the head basketball coach at SDSU. Fisher, 72, will continue to work at the University in a part-time capacity.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: TREY KELL NAMED TO NABC ALL-DISTRICT 17 SECOND TEAM

 

Kell is a two-time honoree

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March 22, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State junior guard Trey Kell has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 17 Second Team, the Association announced on Wednesday. It is the second consecutive season the San Diego native has earned the distinction.

THREE STRIKES, YOU'RE OUT; AZTECS MEN'S BASKETBALL LOSES FOR THIRD TIME THIS SEASON AGAINST RAMS; ELIMINATED FROM MOUNTAIN WEST TOURNEY

 

 

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March 10, 2017 (Las Vegas) - Colorado State has been the Aztecs’ Achilles heel this season.  A thorn in their side.  A bee in their bonnet.  Pick whatever idiom you want.  

But tonight was different.  Tonight, in the Mountain West semifinals, the Aztecs would avenge the past two meetings with the Rams.  At least, that’s what they planned on doing.  But it ended up not working so well.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL TO CLASH WITH COLORADO STATE IN MOUNTAIN WEST SEMIS

 

 

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March 10, 2017 (Las Vegas) - Having reached the Mountain West semifinals for the 10th consecutive season, San Diego State faces Colorado State on Friday night at 9:30 p.m. PT in the event’s second semifinal game.  

The Aztecs reached the semifinal round by rallying from a 21-point deficit to defeat UNLV for an 11th consecutive time, 62-52 in overtime and in possibly their best overall performance of the season, defeated Boise State 87-68.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL TO FACE BOISE STATE IN MOUNTAIN WEST QUARTERFINALS THURSDAY

 

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March 8, 2017 (Las Vegas) - San Diego State continues its quest to add to its Mountain West-best 10 men’s basketball championships when they face Boise State in the quarterfinal round of the Mountain West tournament on Thursday night.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: ALLEN NAMED MOUNTAIN WEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

 

Allen is third straight defensive player of the year for SDSU

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March 7, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior guard Dakarai Allen has been named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year by the league’s head coaches, the conference announced today. Allen also landed on the all-defensive team, while Trey Kell was a third-team pick and Jeremy Hemsley was an honorable mention selection.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: THREE AZTECS EARN ALL-MW HONORS FROM LEAGUE MEDIA

 

Kell picks up third-team honors

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March 5, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State had three players earn all-Mountain West accolades from the media that cover the league on a regular basis. Trey Kell landed on the third team, while Dakarai Allen and Zylan Cheatham were vote to the honorable mention list.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL TO BE SIXTH SEED AT MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Aztecs to face UNLV in first round

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March 4, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State will be the sixth-seeded team at next week’s 2017 Mountain West Championship. The Aztecs will open the tournament against the No. 11 seed UNLV on Wednesday, March 8, at 4 p.m. PT inside the Runnin’ Rebels’ home, the Thomas & Mack Center.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: AZTEC MEN SEND SENIORS OFF WITH NEEDED VICTORY ON SENIOR NIGHT

 

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March 1, 2017 (San Diego) - If the Aztecs wanted any shot at the Mountain West championship, they had to perform well tonight on Senior Night against Air Force after a one-point loss at Colorado State on Saturday night.

AZTECS MEN'S BASKETBALL PRESS CONFERENCE FEB. 28: SENIOR NIGHT

 

By Liz Alper

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February 28, 2017 (San Diego) - With the Aztecs' last home game of the season tomorrow night against Air Force, head coach Steve Fisher and three of his seniors, guards Dakarai Allen and D'Erryl Williams and forward Matt Shrigley, sat down with the media today.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL PRESS CONFERENCE FEB. 24: TO COLORADO STATE

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February 24, 2017 (San Diego) - After a tough loss on Wednesday night to Fresno State, the Aztecs men's basketball team heads to Colorado State for a Saturday night matchup.  Coach Steve Fisher sat down with the media this morning.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: LACKLUSTER EFFORT LEADS TO 63-55 LOSS TO FRESNO STATE

 

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February 22, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State men’s basketball looked to win their fourth game in a row and go to 17-10 (9-6 in MW play) against 16-11 (8-7 in Mountain West play) Fresno State and sweep the season series with the Bulldogs tonight at Viejas Arena.

AZTECS MEN'S BASKETBALL PRESS CONFERENCE FEB. 21: FRESNO STATE

 

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February 21, 2017 (San Diego) - Aztecs men's basketball has won three straight.  Again.  They have only won four straight once this season.  They're looking to do it again tomorrow night against Fresno State at home.  Coach Steve Fisher, junior guard Trey Kell and junior forward Malik Pope sat down with the media today at the team's weekly press conference.

AZTECS MEN'S BASKETBALL PRESS CONFERENCE FEB. 17: BACK HOME





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February 17, 2017 (San Diego) - After winning two in a row, SDSU men's basketball returns home to face UNLV on Sunday.  Coach Steve Fisher, sophomore guard Jeremy Hemsley and junior guard Trey Kell called a press conference today to talk to the media after their big turnaround.  The Aztecs are 15-10 overall and 7-6 in Mountain West play.

AZTECS ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE FEB. 14: ON THE ROAD AND ON THE FIELD

 

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Photo:  Brian Dutcher and Matt Shrigley

February 14, 2017 (San Diego) - After a win on Sunday at home against Nevada, Aztecs men's basketball heads out on the road tomorrow night to Logan, Utah to face Utah State.  Assistant coach Brian Dutcher and senior forward Matt Shrigley sat down with the media at today's press conference.

Joining them were the boys of summer:  baseball head coach Mark Martinez and senior starting pitcher Brett Seeburger.  This year's Aztecs feature four players from East County high schools--Hunter Stratton (junior catcher, Grossmont), Jordan Verdon (sophomore infielder, Granite Hills), Kenny LaPierre (another sophomore from Granite Hills and an Alpine native.  Right-handed pitcher) and Avery Tuck, a freshman outfielder from Steele Canyon.  The Aztecs open their season on Friday at Tony Gwynn Stadium.

AZTECS MEN'S BASKETBALL: KELL REACHES 1,000 POINTS AS AZTECS WIN STATEMENT GAME AGAINST NEVADA 70-56

 

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February 12, 2017 (San Diego) - SDSU men's basketball returned home after a loss against San Jose State to play host to the Wolf Pack of Nevada in a Sunday matinee on White Out Day.

AZTECS MEN'S BASKETBALL PRESS CONFERENCE FEB. 10: PREPARING FOR NEVADA

 

 

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February 10, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State men's basketball returns home to play host to Nevada on Sunday.  Coach Steve Fisher and junior guard Trey Kell took the media's questions today.

AZTECS MEN'S HOOPS GETS MUCH-NEEDED WIN AGAINST WYOMING

 

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February 1, 2017 (San Diego) - Aztecs men's basketball suffered a tough loss to Colorado State at home on Saturday afternoon.  They looked to redeem themselves at home on Tuesday night against the Cowboys of Wyoming.

SDSU MEN'S HOOPS LOSES CLOSE THRILLER TO RAMS 78-77

 

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January 28, 2017 (San Diego) - After a loss to Air Force Tuesday night, the Aztecs men's basketball team returned to Viejas Arena to face the Colorado State Rams on Saturday.

SDSU BASKETBALL PARTNERS WITH AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY TO TURN THREE POINT SHOTS INTO LIFE-SAVING WORK AGAINST CANCER

 

The Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge lets fans compete for the most donations for every 3-pointer their team scores

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January 25, 2017 (San Diego) - Making 3-point shots this basketball season takes on even more meaning this year for Steve Fisher and the San Diego State basketball team. The Aztecs will square off against teams across the nation to fight cancer as part of the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge.    

SDSU BASKETBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 1/23: ON TRACK

 

By Liz Alper

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Full quotes courtesy Jen Heisel and James Solien

 

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January 23, 2017 (San Diego) - With both the men's and women's Aztecs basketball teams taking on Air Force this week, men's head coach Steve Fisher, women's head coach Stacie Terry, senior forward Matt Shrigley and junior guard Trey Kell answered questions from the media today.

NEW AND IMPROVED AZTECS MEN'S BASKETBALL DOWNS UTAH STATE 74-55

 

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January 14, 2017 (San Diego) - After picking up their first win of conference play on Tuesday against San Jose State, the San Diego State Aztecs men's basketball team wrapped up their two-game home stand tonight against Utah State.

AZTECS MEN'S HOOPS PRESS CONFERENCE JAN. 13: WE FINALLY WON

 

By Liz Alper

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January 13, 2017 (San Diego) - With the final game of their two-game homestand tomorrow night against Utah State, Aztecs men's basketball head coach Steve Fisher, sophomore guard Zylan Cheatham and junior guard Trey Kell sat down with the media on Friday.

AZTECS MEN'S HOOPS PRESS CONFERENCE: 0-3

 

By Liz Alper

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January 9, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State men's basketball team is 0-3 to start conference play.  Head coach Steve Fisher,  junior guard Trey Kell and senior guard Dakarai Allen sat down with the media before their game against San Jose State at Viejas Arena tomorrow night.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL DROPS CLOSE THREE-POINT SHOOTOUT TO NEVADA

 

By Liz Alper

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January 4, 2017 (Reno) - After a loss that should've been a win on New Year's Day against New Mexico on the first day of conference play, the San Diego State Aztecs men's basketball team traveled to Reno to take on the Wolfpack of the University of Nevada.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: LOBOS STUN AZTECS IN FIRST GAME OF CONFERENCE PLAY

 

By Liz Alper

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January 1, 2017 (San Diego) - What better way to kick off a new year than by kicking off conference play?  The San Diego State Aztecs men's basketball team did just that today against the University of New Mexico.

SDSU MEN'S HOOPS BEATS SAN FRANCISCO 62-48 TO WIN DIAMOND HEAD CLASSIC

 

 

By Liz Alper

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December 25, 2016 (Honolulu) - While we were enjoying Christmas/Hanukkah with our families, the San Diego State Aztecs men's basketball team took on the Dons of the University of San Francisco in the title game of the Diamond Head Classic.

PARADE OF THREES IN SECOND HALF LIFT SDSU MEN'S HOOPS OVER TULSA IN DIAMOND HEAD CLASSIC SEMIFINAL

 

By Liz Alper

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December 23, 2016 (Honolulu) - After a win in yesterday's quarterfinals of the Diamond Head Classic with a win over Southern Miss, SDSU men's basketball took on Tulsa today in the semifinals.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: AZTECS ENDS THREE-GAME LOSING STREAK WITH WIN OVER ALABAMA STATE

 

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December 12, 2016 (San Diego) - Following their 74-63 loss to Arizona State on Saturday night, SDSU men’s hoops tried their luck against another ASU, Alabama State, tonight.

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