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August 16, 2013
Basketball conference schedule announced
SAN DIEGO - The Mountain West released San Diego State's conference schedule Friday afternoon and the Aztecs are the only team that will have all 18 of their league games broadcast live on national television. An MW-high-tying 10 of SDSU's contests will be aired on the ESPN family of networks, while the other eight will be seen on CBS Sports Network.
The Aztecs will play their first Mountain West game on the first day of the New Year at Colorado State. The Jan. 1 game is set for a 7:05 p.m. MT start and will air live on CBS Sports Network. The SDSU-CSU tilt will be the first time the Aztecs have played on New Year's Day in program history, which dates back to the 1921-22 season.
After making history, San Diego State will play three of its next four at Viejas Arena. First up is Boise State on Jan. 8 in a game to air on either ESPNU or ESPN3 at 8:05 p.m. PT, then it is on to Air Force for a Jan. 12 clash on ESPN3. On Jan .15, Fresno State visits Montezuma Mesa (ESPN3) just ahead of UNLV. The Aztecs and Runnin' Rebels will play live on CBS Sports Network.
Trips to San Josť State and Utah State await SDSU as the month of January comes to a close. San Diego State will head to SJSU for the first time since 1999 on Jan. 22 (ESPN3) and then travel to Logan, Utah, to face the Aggies on Jan. 25. The Aztecs-USU game is scheduled for a 9:05 p.m. MT start and will air on either ESPNU or ESPN3.
The month of February will start with the final game of the season series between CSU and SDSU. The Feb. 1 home contest will be an early one as the teams will tip at 4:05 p.m. PT on ESPNU. Four days later on Feb. 5, the Aztecs will find themselves in Boise to face the Broncos in a tilt slated for 7:15 p.m. PT on CBS Sports Network.
San Diego State will enjoy another three-of-four-home-game stretch beginning with Nevada on Feb. 8 (ESPN3). After the brief stint at home, the Aztecs will hit the road for one game, at Wyoming, on Feb. 11. The lone meeting with the Cowboys is a late one, a 9:05 p.m. MT tip, on ESPNU. SDSU is then slated to play host to Air Force (Feb. 15, CBSSN) and Utah State (Feb. 18, 8:05 p.m. PT, ESPNU or ESPN3) before closing the season with three of five on the road.
The Aztecs will encounter New Mexico for the first time on Feb. 22 in Albuquerque. The game will air live on ESPN2 starting at 8:05 p.m. MT. A home date vs. San Josť State (Feb. 25, 8:05 p.m. PT, CBSSN) is next for San Diego State before packing its bags for Fresno State and UNLV. The contest in Fresno is pegged for March 1, while the game in Las Vegas is set for 8:05 p.m. PT on March 5. Both will be televised live on CBS Sports Network.
SDSU will close the regular season inside Viejas Arena on March 8 when New Mexico rolls into America's Finest City. The annual Senior Day game will be broadcast by CBS Sports Network.
Many of the game times, unless otherwise listed, have yet to be determined. For SDSU's three games on ESPNU or ESPN3 (vs. Boise State, at Utah State, vs. Utah State), ESPN will decide which channel the game will air on.
The Aztecs' non-conference schedule is still being finalized and will be announced upon its completion.
SDSU is coming off a school-record fourth straight appearance in the NCAA tournament where it advanced past the second round for the second time in three seasons. Last year, the Aztecs finished with a 23-11 record, which represented their eighth-consecutive campaign of 20 or more wins, and their postseason berth was their eighth in a row as well.
Fans interested in purchasing tickets for the 2013-14 season may contact the SDSU ticket office at (619) 283-7378.
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