2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
1st in MW
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16dJohn Gasaway

Good luck scoring on these strong defenses

Which teams will have the stingiest defenses this season? Some programs, like Kansas, will always excel on defense while others have the personnel to dramatically improve on last season's output.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

CBB bracket from coaching sources for Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Dec. 22, 23, 25): San Diego State-Southern Miss and Tulsa-Stephen F. Austin on one side of bracket; Utah-San Francisco and Hawaii-Illinois State on other side.

ESPN Stats & Info

Malik Pope returning to Aztecs

The forward has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to San Diego State for his junior season. Pope played a key role in the Aztecs' 28-10 campaign last season.

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139dJeff Borzello

SDSU lands ESPN No. 4-ranked transfer Watson

San Francisco transfer Devin Watson, ranked ESPN's No. 4 available transfer, announced Sunday via Periscope that he is headed to San Diego State.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

San Francisco transfer Devin Watson is headed to San Diego State. Averaged 20.3 PPG and 4.9 APG as a soph, first-team all-WCC.

ESPN

2017 Bracketology: No. 11 Seeds

  • East: Wichita State Shockers
  • West: Utah Utes
  • South: Florida State/Ohio State
  • Midwest: San Diego State
See the full bracket

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George Washington cruises to NIT title game (0:30)
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BYU-Valparaiso and GW-SDSU Postgame Breakdown (2:26)
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GW hammers San Diego St., reaches NIT final

Tyler Cavanaugh had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and George Washington advanced to the championship game of the National Invitation Tournament by throttling San Diego State, 65-46.

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Postgame interview with GW head coach Mike Lonergan (0:39)
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Halftime interview with GW head coach Mike Lonergan (0:23)
Stats & Info

NIT: George Washington vs. San Diego State

After losing their way out of the NCAA tournament field, the Colonials have made it to New York and the NIT semifinal. Tyler Cavanaugh has been unstoppable offensively for George Washington, but can one of the nation's best defenses keep him in check? Watch live on ESPN/WatchESPN

AP

NIT final four an all mid-major affair

There are no major conference teams in this year's NIT semifinals:

  • San Diego State (MWC) vs. George Washington (A-10)
  • Valparaiso (Horizon) vs. BYU (WCC)

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Georgia Tech - San Diego St. Postgame Breakdown (1:37)
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San Diego State reaches NIT Final Four

Trey Kell led the way with 18 points, including 4-of-5 on 3-pointers, as the Aztecs knocked off the Yellow Jackets 72-56 to secure the final spot in next week's NIT semifinals at Madison Square Garden. Box score

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San Diego St. pulling away from Ga. Tech

Trey Kell lived up to his name by pulling up for a 3-pointer as the Aztecs are leading the Yellow Jackets by double digits late in their NIT quarterfinal. (Live on ESPN2)

Team Stats

Points Per Game72.5
Rebounds Per Game39.3
Assists Per Game11.3
Points Allowed63.5Tied-18th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record6-11
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances11