San Diego State Aztecs Men’s Basketball Tickets
The San Diego State Aztecs men’s basketball team is a Division I program for San Diego State University. The team is located in San Diego, California and plays their home games at the Viejas Arena. The Viejas Arena has a capacity of 12,414 people and opened in 1997. The team plays in the Mountain West Conference. The team is currently coached by Steve Fisher. After a tumultuous ending at Michigan, Fisher took over a horrid Aztecs squad and by his third season, took the team to their first NCAA Tournament since 1985. In his 13 years as coach of the Aztecs, they are 258-157 with five NCAA Tournament appearances including three consecutive appearances. Fisher led the team to a 34-3 record in 2011 and a trip to the Sweet Sixteen.
Since their first games in 1921, the Aztecs have always been one of the preeminent mid-major teams. Despite not making the NCAA Tournament until 1975, the team won conference titles in every decade between the 1920s and the 1970s. The team slowly worked its way up from Division III to Division I, finally making it in 1970. Since their arrival in 1970, they have made eight NCAA Tournament appearances. The team was a charter member of the Mountain West Conference in 1999.
The Aztecs have featured 29 players selected in the NBA Draft. Of those, two have been selected in the first round: Kawhi Leonard in 2011 by the Indiana Pacers, and Michael Cage in 1984 by the Los Angeles Clippers. Tony Gwynn was drafted by the San Diego Clippers in 1981; however, he went on to be a Hall of Fame Baseball player.
The Aztecs have recently fostered a rivalry with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as both teams vie for prominence atop the Mountain West Conference. In their last ten meetings, the Aztecs have dominated, winning eight of those ten; however, UNLV won their last matchup, a hotly contested game, which decided first place in the conference in Las Vegas.