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Men’s Basketball Announces 2020-21 Schedule

The schedule features a 20-game conference schedule with reduced travel in an effort to mitigate potential virus exposures.
By GoAztecs.com
 

In conjunction with the Mountain West Conference's reworked slate of conference games, the San Diego State University men's basketball program announced its complete 2020-21 schedule this week. 
 
The Mountain West released its original conference schedule on Oct. 9. However, with increased concern about the coronavirus and its possible effect on the season, changes were made with the health and safety of student-athletes, coaches and staff in mind, while also significantly reducing travel.
 
The Mountain West has moved to a one-year, 20-game schedule under which teams will face each other in a two-game series in the same week, with a one-day break between contests. Each institution will have five home and five road series, reducing the regular travel schedule by four weeks, and helping to mitigate potential virus exposures.
 
After tipping off the season in Viejas Arena against UCLA on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and UC Irvine on Friday, Nov. 27, SDSU jumps into conference play with its first two-game series at home against Colorado State on Thursday, Dec. 3 and Saturday, Dec. 5. 
SDSU will be at Arizona State on Thursday, Dec. 10, and then back home for a matchup with BYU on Friday, Dec. 18 followed by a Thursday, Dec. 22 tilt against Saint Mary’s in San Luis Obispo.
 
The regular season finale is against Boise State University at Viejas Arena, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 25 and Saturday, Feb. 27. 
 
The 2021 Mountain West Men's Basketball Championship is scheduled from Wednesday, March 10 through Saturday, March 13 in the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.
 
SDSU could add two additional non-conference matchups to reach the NCAA maximum of 27 regular-season games for 2020-21. Information regarding additional games and broadcast details will be announced as they are determined.

The complete 2020-21 men's basketball schedule can be found on GoAztecs.com.

SDSU was picked to be crowned conference champions in the annual Mountain West preseason media poll, the league announced earlier this month. SDSU garnered 211 points and 14 of the 17 possible first-place votes, and has been predicted to finish either first or second in the Mountain West preseason poll in each of the last seven years. The Aztecs, who won the 2019-20 regular-season title, finished last year 30-2 and No. 6/6 in the nation.

Matt Mitchell was selected as a member of the Preseason All-Mountain West Team. He returns for his senior campaign as the team's leader in scoring (12.2 points per game), rebounds (154) and steals (34).