San Diego State Aztecs Basketball Schedule
As one of the most successful programs in all of college basketball
over the past few years, the Aztecs annually fill their San Diego home of Viejas Arena with excitement. Coach Steve Fisher
brought a culture of winning to Montezuma Mesa from the minute he arrived, and the Aztecs are a program to be reckoned with
no matter who they play. Always offering lock down defense and rim-rattling dunks the SDSU Aztecs are annually one of the
most exciting teams in all of college basketball. Last season was expected to be one of rebuilding but it proved to be one
of the best seasons in the history of Aztecs basketball as the team went 16-2 in the conference and won the conference championship
before advancing to the Sweet Sixteen. Expect the Aztecs to be even better in 2014 as they look to advance further in the
NCAA Tournament than any other team in school history.
Once again the Aztecs will enter the 2014-2015 as defending Mountain
West Conference champions and should expect to take the best shots from every team in the conference including the UNLV Rebels,
the New Mexico Lobos, the Boise State Broncos, and the Nevada Wolf Pack. It is not easy to escape the brutal Mountain West
schedule unscathed but the Aztecs nearly did so last season and should be even better this year. Expectations are at an all-time
high at SDSU and students, alumni, and San Diego locals could not be more excited. Tickets to see the Aztecs live at Viejas
Arena always sell out quickly so if you are looking to catch the team live in person you had better get your tickets from
StubHub as soon as possible.
San Diego State Aztecs Basketball History
The Aztec men's basketball team
has made the NCAA Tournament multiple times, and is expected to make regular postseason appearances in the coming few years.
Viejas Arena is a great place to watch a basketball game, and enthusiastic SDSU students will be making their way into the
stands in large numbers this year. The Show, as the students section is called, never fails to entertain with clever chants
and their trademark large faces of celebrities they wave in the air to distract the opposing team when they shoot free throws.
SDSU earned a school record 26 wins in 2008-09 and have been one of the better teams in the Mountain West ever since. Don't
miss the opportunity to cheer the Aztecs on throughout the season. After surprising the country by breaking into the top ten
in the national rankings last season when they were supposed to be rebuilding, big things are expected from the Aztecs in
the 2014-2015 season and die hard SDSU fans will want to be there right from the start for what could be a historic season
at Montezuma Mesa.
San Diego State Aztecs Basketball Conference
In recent years the Mountain West Conference
has emerged as a true national powerhouse. There are now eleven members of the Mountain West Conference: San Diego State,
UNLV, Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, New Mexico, Nevada, Fresno State, Wyoming, Utah State, and San Jose State. Previous
members have included TCU, Utah, and BYU. Of the current members, Utah State leads the way with twenty NCAA Tournament appearances.
However, so far all of their appearances have come before joining the Mountain West. UNLV and Wyoming, two charter members
of the Mountain West, are next in line with 19 and 14 respectively. UNLV and Wyoming are also the only two members of the
conference to win a National Championship, with UNLV winning in 1990 and Wyoming winning all the way back in 1943. Lately
it has been San Diego State, New Mexico, and UNLV who have dominated the conference on the basketball court with SDSU tearing
up the national rankings during the 2013-2014 season. The current season is a celebration marking the fifteenth anniversary
of the creation of the Mountain West Conference.
Attending a top college basketball game
is one of the best experiences to be found in sports. Many of the top student athletes in the world take the court in college
basketball, when this is combined with some of the most passionate fans in all of sports there is an atmosphere in the arena
that cannot be found anywhere else. When you set foot in Viejas Arena for a San Diego State Aztecs home basketball game this
will all be clear. As the teams set up for opening jump ball the fans get on their feet and loudly cheer for their alma mater
and hometown favorites. The game continues full of end to end action, big time shots, and clutch defensive stops. All of a
sudden the clock is winding down in the second half and the two sides are wrapped up in yet another tight contest. Your palms
get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a player from your favorite team lets loose a shot you hold your breath
until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the Aztecs' side erupts after another big win
and their fans exit of the arena in jubilation.
Late San Diego icon and San Diego Padre legend
Tony Gwynn played college hoops at SDSU over thirty years ago and still holds the school record for most assists in a game
with 18. In fact, Gwynn is still the all-time leader in career assists at the school as well as for assists in a season and
has the top three assist totals in a game with the 18 assist game, a 16 assist game, and a 14 assist game. Former SDSU superstar
Kawhi Leonard helped lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 2014 NBA Championship over LeBron James and the Miami Heat, winning the
NBA Finals MVP in the process. The Aztecs began playing basketball in 1921 and have made the NCAA Tournament ten times but
it was not until 2011 that they finally won a Tournament game. They have advanced to the Sweet Sixteen twice, in 2011 and