The San Diego State men’s basketball team looks to build on last season’s impressive performance that saw the Aztecs finish with a 23-5 record, a Mountain West Conference championship, and ranked #16 in the nation.
The 2021-22 season tips off November 9th against UC Riverside. Aztecs fans can watch the season opener along with three other games on YurView California (San Diego and Santa Barbara – Cox Ch. 4, Orange County – Cox Ch. 118).
You can also watch a live stream of all four games on yurview.com.
- Tues, Nov. 9 @ 7pm: UC Riverside 🆚 San Diego State
- Sat, Nov. 20 @ 7pm: UT Arlington 🆚 San Diego State
- Wed, Dec. 8 @ 7pm: Cal State Fullerton 🆚 San Diego State
- Tues, Dec. 28 @ 6pm: San Diego Christian 🆚 San Diego State
A Look at the Upcoming Season
Despite a disappointing first-round loss in last season’s NCAA tournament, there is plenty to be excited about going into this season. Of the 18 total roster spots the Aztecs had last season, 14 student-athletes from the championship team have returned.
They will need that experience since they lost three of their top scorers – Matt Mitchell (15.5 PPG), Jordan Schakel (14.4 PPG) and Terell Gomez (8.6 PPG).
Head coach Brian Dutcher enters his fifth season as head coach, and the Aztecs are predicted to finish second in the league’s annual preseason media poll behind Colorado State.
One of the biggest additions this year is senior guard Matt Bradley, a transfer from the University of California. Bradley was recently selected as the Mountain West Conference preseason Newcomer of the Year. The 6-4, 240-pound guard averaged 18.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.7 assists last season and was a second-team All-Pac-12 honoree.
Look at this game-changing block by Matt Bradley vs. Stanford in the Pac-12 tourney. He’ll impact the game at both ends for San Diego State next season. pic.twitter.com/vSDjFMZtkl
— Jon Schaeffer (@jonschaeffer) April 19, 2021
Cal transfer Matt Bradley announced he will head to San Diego State. Huge get for Brian Dutcher and the Aztecs. Averaged 18 points per game last season.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) April 13, 2021
Other top returning players for the Aztecs include senior guard Trey Pulliam and senior forward Nathan Mensah. In all, the Aztecs return seven and bring in six new players featuring transfers Tahirou Diabate, a graduate student, sophomore Chad Baker-Mazara and senior Jaedon LeDee.