February 21, 2024
The workforce pulled collectively to present UConn a quick second half scare nevertheless it was not sufficient for San Diego State. Photograph credit score: @Aztec_MBB through Twitter

San Diego State will honor its 2022-23 Last 4 males’s basketball workforce earlier than Monday night’s season opener in opposition to Cal State Fullerton at Viejas Area.

Banners commemorating the Aztecs’ Mountain West Convention regular- season and match championships and first Last 4 look can be raised.

San Diego State returns two starters and two reserves from final season’s workforce that earned the fifth seed within the South Regional, upset top- seeded Alabama, 71-64, within the Candy 16, defeated Creighton, 57-56, within the Elite 8 as Darrion Trammell made a free throw with 1.2 seconds left and overcame a 14- level second-half deficit for a 72-71 victory over Florida Atlantic within the Last 4 on Lamont Butler’s buzzer-beating shot.

Butler was the primary participant to make a game-winning basket within the Last 4 together with his workforce trailing.

The Aztecs misplaced to Connecticut, 76-59, within the nationwide championship recreation, concluding their season 32-7.

Butler and Trammell are San Diego State’s returning starters.

The Aztecs have been seventeenth in The Related Press’ season-opening ballot, their second-highest rating within the preliminary ballot behind the No. 16 rating within the 2014-15 preseason ballot. The Titans are unranked.

San Diego State leads the sequence, 23-10, together with an 80-57 victory in final season’s season opener for each groups.

Cal State Fullerton returns three starters, together with Massive West Convention Defensive Participant of the 12 months Tory San Antonio, and two reserves from final season’s workforce that was 20-13, ending its season with a 72-62 loss to UC Santa Barbara within the convention match’s championship recreation.

The 7:30 p.m. recreation can be televised by FS1.

–Metropolis Information Service