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.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When PJ Washington entered the 2018 NBA draft, he quickly realized he wasn't ready for the next level.
So the 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward swallowed his pride, pulled...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State coach Brian Dutcher says forward Jalen McDaniels will forego his remaining college eligibility and hire an agent to pursue a professional career.
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.
No. 4 seed San Diego State (19-12, 11-7) vs. No. 5 seed UNLV (17-13, 11-7)
Mountain West Conference Tournament Quarterfinals, Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas; Thursday, 4:30 p.m....
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 DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State's Jalen McDaniels was guarded in his first comments since being sued by two women who accused him of filming sex acts in 2016 while in high school and sharing them...
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...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jalen McDaniels had 16 points, Matt Mitchell added 15 and San Diego State narrowly defeated UNLV 60-59 on Saturday night.
Mitchell made three free throws with 1:26 remaining...
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) — The Jalen McDaniels Show continues to roll for San Diego State.
McDaniels had a career-high 30 points and 13 rebounds for his fifth straight double-double as SDSU defeated UNLV 94-77 on Saturday night.
"I thought he played magnificently," Aztecs coach Brian Dutcher said. "We put a couple of new plays in that got him an extra look or two."
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Braxton Huggins had a career-high 20 points with eight rebounds and five assists, Nate Grimes added 13 points and 16 rebounds and Fresno State rallied from a 20-point, first-half deficit to beat San Diego State 66-62 on Tuesday night.
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.
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — 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.
Jalen McDaniels led San Diego State (9-7, 1-2) with 18 points and 11 rebounds. McDaniels, a sophomore forward, is averaging 18 points and 10 rebounds in his last four games.
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) — The San Diego State Aztecs just needed a win.
It happened that Division II Cal State Dominguez Hills was up next.
Matt Mitchell scored 20 points and San Diego State used a 23-0 run midway through the first half to rout the overmatched Toros 99-46 Wednesday night.
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) — Expectations are high once again at San Diego State, thanks to a remarkable run to the NCAA Tournament and Jalen McDaniels' decision to return for his redshirt sophomore season.
Although the Aztecs are the decided second choice behind No. 7 Nevada to win the Mountain West Conference regular-season title, they showed last year they can play well when they're focused.
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.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State returned to its defensive roots, and showed its budding offense on Saturday in a 38-point rout of UNLV.
Matt Mitchell scored 21 points, Jalen McDaniels added 18 and San Diego State beat the Runnin' Rebels 94-56.
"This is the first real 40-minute effort we have had, and I think it was keyed at the defensive end," San Diego State coach Brian Dutcher said.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Following one of its worst defensive performances since the turn of the century in a loss to UNLV on Jan. 27, San Diego State threw a defensive curveball at the Air Force Academy on Saturday night.
"We played zone for the first time in a long time," San Diego State coach Brian Dutcher said.
Jalen McDaniels had 16 points, on 7-of-10 shooting, and 13 rebounds to help San Diego State beat Air Force 81-50 on Saturday night.
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."
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Chandler Hutchison sank seven 3-pointers and scored a program-record 44 points to lift Boise State to an 83-80 win over San Diego State on Saturday night.
Trailing by a point with under three minutes to play, Boise State (15-3, 5-1 Mountain West) got a 3-pointer from Justinian Jessup to edge back on top 77-75 before San Diego State tied it up again with a Matt Mitchell layup.
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 got the signature win so far in the Brian Dutcher era when senior Trey Kell and redshirt freshman Jalen McDaniels came up big in the second half of a 72-70 upset of No. 12 Gonzaga on Thursday night.
Kell scored 10 of his 14 points in the final 2:56 and McDaniels scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half and had 10 rebounds, which overcame poor shooting and benefited from 16 Zags turnovers
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State was already dominating Bradley in the opening minutes when senior forward Malik Pope was whistled for his second foul and headed for the bench.
In came 6-foot-10 redshirt freshman Jalen McDaniels and the domination continued.
McDaniels helped spark an opening 22-3 run and finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds in San Diego State's 75-52 victory against Bradley on Sunday.
Pope and Jeremy Hemsley scored 13 apiece for SDSU (7-2), which won its second straight game.
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.