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After an eight-and-a-half month hiatus, college basketball returned on Wednesday. Here's everything we found out.
- Washington cancels its multiteam hoops event
- San Diego State to open 4-team event vs. UCLA
- Gaines, ex-Globetrotter, college coach, dies at 80
- Aztecs extend Dutcher's contract through 2026
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With two of the scheduled teams -- San Diego and Cal State Fullerton -- pausing activities over COVID-19 concerns, Washington canceled an upcoming multiteam basketball event on Saturday.
Courtside: The guys recap the NBA Draft, highlight mid-major teams you'll see come March and talk to Loyola Chicago's Porter Moser
Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast recapping the NBA Draft, talking about the advantage overseas players have playing in professional leagues, being moved by the emotion of draft night, James Wiseman going to Golden State, Jalen “Stix” Smith jumping up to No. 10 and second round guys that could have long NBA careers. Then the guys shift gears to preview a slew of mid-major teams, including Northern Iowa, Richmond, Saint Louis, Bowling Green, Austin Peay, UNC Greensboro, San Diego State, UNLV and Utah State (22:44). Later, Loyola Chicago’s Porter Moser hops on from isolation to discuss the outbreak of COVID-19 on his team, Cameron Krutwig doing it all, the Horizon League and how the Final Four appearance has impacted the program (39:58).
San Diego State will open their season hosting No. 22 UCLA on Nov. 25 as part of a four-team event at Viejas Arena.
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David "Smokey" Gaines, the former Harlem Globetrotters and ABA player who coached at Detroit-Mercy and San Diego State, has died. He was 80.
After leading San Diego State to a 30-2 record and a likely No. 1 or 2 seed in the NCAA tournament before it was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, coach Brian Dutcher has signed a three-year contract extension.
Forward Matt Mitchell, who didn't hire an agent so he could retain his college eligibility, will return to San Diego State for his senior season after exploring his chances in the NBA draft.
Joshua Tomaić, a graduate transfer from Maryland, has signed with San Diego State.
San Diego State junior forward Matt Mitchell has declared for the NBA draft while keeping open the option of returning to school.
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The madness is upon us. Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast discussing Utah State's upset of San Diego State, Bradley punching its ticket to the dance, Florida's meltdown against Kentucky and the incredible environment at Dayton. Then, Joe Lunardi joins the pod (19:37) to talk about the drama with Archie Miller, why the bubble is going to live in the Pac-12 and the American conference tournaments, rewarding winning over mediocrity, and East Tennessee possibly being this year's Belmont. Finally, the guys close by giving their thoughts on Penn State, Auburn, Seton Hall, Michigan State, Baylor, Michigan, Gonzaga, BYU and Villanova ahead of the postseason (43:57).
Utah State won the Mountain West and an automatic bid, shrinking the number of at-large spots available in the NCAA tournament.
Sam Merrill scored 17 of his 27 points in the second half, including a contested 3-pointer with 2.5 seconds left, to lift Utah State to a 59-56 victory over No. 5 San Diego State in the Mountain West tournament championship Saturday.
The Big 12, Big East and Big Ten placed three players on the Wooden Award ballot.
Points Per Game73.0Tied-100th
Rebounds Per Game34.0Tied-122nd
Assists Per Game16.0Tied-57th