SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State's basketball program has gotten to the point where it's a big deal if the Aztecs don't make the NCAA Tournament.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Trailing by double-digits for the second straight day at the Mountain West Conference tournament, the Nevada Wolf Pack rallied again.
San Diego State (20-12, 12-7) vs. Nevada (29-3, 16-3)
Mountain West Conference Tournament Semifinals, Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jalen McDaniels had 25 points and 14 rebounds as San Diego State topped UNLV 63-55 in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament on Thursday.
San Diego State (19-11, 11-6) vs. No. 17 Nevada (27-3, 14-3)
Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada; Saturday, 10:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 17 Nevada presents a tough challenge for San...
Fresno State (20-8, 11-5) vs. San Diego State (19-10, 11-5)
Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl, San Diego; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: San Diego State seeks revenge on Fresno State...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — After San Diego State was routed at Utah State on Tuesday night, coach Brian Dutcher told the Aztecs to treat the next opponent, San Jose State, like the Golden State...
San Jose State (4-23, 1-14) vs. San Diego State (18-10, 10-5)
Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl, San Diego; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: San Jose State seeks revenge on San Diego State...
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Quinn Taylor recorded 13 points and 11 rebounds to lift Utah State to a 70-54 win over San Diego State on Tuesday night.
San Diego State (18-9, 10-4) vs. Utah State (22-6, 12-3)
Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, Logan, Utah; Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: San Diego State looks for its sixth straight...
San Diego State (17-9, 9-4) vs. UNLV (15-11, 9-5)
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: San Diego State looks for its fifth straight conference win...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — With their arena packed for the first time this season, the San Diego State Aztecs rewarded the fans with yet another victory against Nevada, and this one's going into the record...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — 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.
SDSU (16-9, 8-4 Mountain West) won for the sixth time in its last seven outings and ran its home conference winning streak to 12 games in splitting the season series with the Broncos (11-15, 6-7).
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Devin Watson had 21 points as San Diego State beat Colorado State 71-60 on Tuesday night.
Watson shot 5 for 7 on 3-pointers.
Jalen McDaniels had 18 points and 12 rebounds for San Diego State (15-9, 7-4 Mountain West Conference). Jeremy Hemsley added 12 points.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Four days after a miserable loss at New Mexico, streaky San Diego State beat Utah State in a performance that could help the Aztecs in March.
Devin Watson scored 23 points and Jalen McDaniels had 16 for San Diego State, which blew a 13-point lead before beating the Aggies 68-63 Saturday night to open the second half of Mountain West play.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Anthony Mathis scored 17 points, including three 3-pointers in a 22-6 run to start the second half, as New Mexico overcame an early-double deficit Tuesday night to beat San Diego State 83-70.
Keith McGee scored a career-high 19 points for the Lobos (10-12, 4-6 Mountain West) and Mathis scored all of his points in the second half as New Mexico won just its third conference home game.
Jalen McDaniels had 25 points for the Aztecs (13-9, 5-4) and Devin Watson added 13.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — With a revenge win against Air Force well in hand, all that was left Wednesday night was for San Diego State's Jalen McDaniels to secure his sixth straight double-double.
McDaniels got it all right, on a jumper with 2:38 to go. He finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds in SDSU's 66-51 victory, the first time in more than a month the Aztecs have won consecutive games.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State made New Mexico pay for playing zone defense the whole game.
Once again needing a pick-me-up after a tough loss, the Aztecs got it by beating the Lobos 97-77 on Tuesday night.
Jalen McDaniels had 24 points and 11 rebounds while freshman Aguek Arop made a 65-foot shot at the halftime buzzer and Devin Watson made three 3-pointers in the first four minutes of the second half.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego State Aztecs needed a laugher after being embarrassed at Boise State in their Mountain West Conference opener.
They got it in their conference home opener against a Wyoming team that was down to seven scholarship players.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — 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.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — It wasn't looking or sounding good for San Diego State when it trailed Cal State Northridge by 19 points with 15 minutes to go.
Coming off a blowout loss to Brown three days earlier, the Aztecs were again playing poorly at home and this time they were booed by their fans.
Just like that, though, the Aztecs finally found their rhythm and the Matadors started playing like the young team they are.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The names have changed and the BYU Cougars and San Diego State Aztecs haven't been league rivals for eight seasons now.
That didn't keep the renewal of the series from being any less spirited.
Devin Watson scored 23 points and Matt Mitchell had 22 to lead San Diego State to a 90-81 victory against BYU on Saturday.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Justice Sueing scored a season-high 23 points, Paris Austin added 15, and California rallied to defeat San Diego State 89-83 on Saturday night.
The Bears (3-5) ended a two-game losing streak and beat the Aztecs (5-4) for the second straight time. Last season they upset the San Diego State 63-62 in San Diego on Dec. 9, 2017.
Grant Anticevich had 13 points and six rebounds, both career highs, for Cal. Darius McNeill added 13 points, and Matt Bradley had 11.
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — 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.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — After winning their first two games by an average of nearly 28 points, the San Diego State Aztecs have four days to get ready to face No. 1 Duke in Maui.
Matt Mitchell scored 10 of his 21 points in the first 12 minutes and Jordan Schackel had 16 points for the Aztecs, who beat Texas Southern 103-64 Wednesday night.
Jalen McDaniels had 14 points and nine rebounds for SDSU (2-0), which jumped to leads of 8-0 and 19-5. Devin Watson had 14 points and eight assists.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — 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.
Three other returning Aztecs also scored in double figures: Jalen McDaniels with 15, Jeremy Hemsley 14 and Matt Mitchell 10. The Aztecs shot 43 percent bolstered by 12-of-27 3-point shooting, including 8 of 15 in the second half.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State coach Brian Dutcher has signed a one-year contract extension through the 2022-23 season.
The extension announced Wednesday comes five months after Dutcher, in his first season in charge, led the Aztecs back to the NCAA Tournament after a two-year absence. The Aztecs, who also won their 11th Mountain West Conference title, finished 22-11.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — No matter how good San Diego State has been playing since mid-February, it was evident Friday night it has no intention of leaving its chances of making the NCAA Tournament to the selection committee.
Devin Watson scored 20 points to lead the Aztecs (21-10) to a 90-73 blowout victory over No. 22 Nevada on Friday night in the Mountain West Conference semifinals.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jalen McDaniels scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead San Diego State to a 71-59 win over San Jose State on Saturday night.
McDaniels hit all 10 of his free throw attempts and was 3 for 7 from the field. Max Montana added 15 points, all from 3-point range, Matt Mitchell had 12 points and Devin Watson 10 for San Diego State (17-10, 9-7 Mountain West Conference).
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Matt Mitchell scored 17 points and San Diego State beat Air Force 67-56 on Wednesday night.
Mitchell was 4 of 5 from long range for the Aztecs (16-10, 8-7 Mountain West Conference) who have won three straight. Malik Pope added 13 points with five rebounds and Jalen McDaniels had seven points and seven rebounds. Devin Watson also scored seven points and Trey Kell dished eight assists.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Jaron Hopkins had 20 points and five assists, Nate Grimes added 15 points off the bench and Fresno State beat San Diego State 79-61 on Tuesday night in the 115th meeting.
Fresno State (17-8, 7-5 Mountain West) has won five of the last six games in the series, including a 77-73 victory on Jan. 17.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Shakur Juiston and Brandon McCoy combined for 42 points on 19-of-25 shooting and UNLV ended an 11-game losing streak against San Diego State with an 88-78 win on Saturday night.
Jordan Johnson added 17 points and Jovan Mooring had 12 for the Runnin' Rebels (15-6, 4-4 Mountain West), who lead the series 36-32.
The Aztecs (13-8, 4-5) had won seven straight at UNLV, the longest streak in Mountain West history for a team at a league rival's gym.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Even though he had walking pneumonia, senior captain Trey Kell wanted to help his San Diego State Aztecs end a rough three-game losing streak.
Kell did more than OK, scoring 17 points as the Aztecs beat Colorado State 97-78 Wednesday night.
"I obviously wasn't 100 percent," Kell said. "I told coach I would play in short spurts if I could help the team."
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State was leading San Jose State by one point late in the first half when redshirt freshman Jalen McDaniels made three straight baskets, including a one-handed dunk.
Besides invigorating the crowd, the dunk started a 26-4 run spanning halftime that the Aztecs rode to an 85-49 rout Tuesday night.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Freshman Jalen McDaniels had his third double-double, Trey Kell scored seven of his 11 points in the final 2½ minutes and San Diego State beat Colorado State 77-68 on Tuesday night.
McDaniel made 8 of 11 from the field and finished with a career-high 19 points and 10 rebounds. Jeremy Hemsley scored 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting and Devin Watson had 11 points and five assists for San Diego State (10-4, 2-1 Mountain West).
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A mess at altitude three nights earlier, San Diego State was unstoppable back home at sea level.
Devin Watson scored 15 points and Max Montana came off the bench to score 14 and lead San Diego State to its 10th straight victory against Utah State, 79-59 on Saturday night.
The Aztecs (9-4, 1-1 Mountain West) rebounded from a deflating defeat at Wyoming in the conference opener on Wednesday night, when they blew a five-point lead in the second half and lost 82-69.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Hayden Dalton scored 19 of his career-high 36 points in the second half to help Wyoming beat San Diego State 82-69 on Wednesday night in the Mountain West Conference opener for both teams.
Dalton made a career-best 11 free throws, grabbed 15 rebounds and had five assists. Cody Kelley hit four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points, both career highs, for Wyoming (10-4).
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State has beaten San Diego 11 times in the last 12 seasons, so the Aztecs don't really view the crosstown series as a rivalry.
This year's game had a little different wrinkle in that the Toreros came in undefeated. It was the same result, though, as Devin Watson scored 26 points to lead visiting SDSU to a 66-57 victory Thursday night.
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Georgia brought the experience. San Diego State brought some fresh faces.
The youngsters prevailed, staying steady down the stretch in a tight game.
Devin Watson scored 16 points and San Diego State closed the game on a 12-4 run to beat Georgia 75-68 on Friday night, sending the Aztecs into the title game of the Wooden Legacy.
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Devin Watson scored 12 points, Trey Kell added 11, and San Diego State made 10 of 25 3-pointers in beating Sacramento State 89-52 in Thursday night's opening round of the Wooden Legacy.
Jalen McDaniels scored eight points and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds and Matt Mitchell scored 11 points for the Aztecs (4-1), who face Georgia on Friday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — After giving up 90 points in a dismal loss at Arizona State on Tuesday night, San Diego State coach Brian Dutcher challenged the Aztecs to be tougher on defense.
With a tight defense fueling an impressive transition game, Devin Watson scored 20 points before leaving with a cramp midway through the second half and Malik Pope scored nine of his 16 points during a 24-2 run in the first half that carried SDSU to an 83-52 victory against McNeese State on Friday night.