Madness on the Mesa Set for Friday at Viejas Arena

Madness on the Mesa will begin at 9 p.m. PT on Friday at Viejas Arena.

Oct. 11, 2012

SAN DIEGO - San Diego State basketball fans are invited to join the men's and women's programs this Friday, Oct. 12, for Madness on the Mesa as both teams make their first public appearance of the 2012-13 campaign. The free event will take place at Viejas Arena and the festivities will commence at 9 p.m. PT.

The gates at Viejas Arena will open at 9 p.m., and fans are encouraged to park in PS4 or PS5 where a $1 per hour permit can be purchased at any yellow machine.

Upon entering the event, SDSU students will be allowed to sign-up for competitions that will take place throughout the night. During this time, DJ Fingaz, Xzibit's official DJ, will spin while highlights are shown on the video board.

The SDSU women's basketball team will then make its first public appearance as the Aztecs prepare to capture their second straight Mountain West championship. Head coach Beth Burns will introduce her team, which is ranked No. 25 by Lindy's Sports, as they look to secure their second consecutive NCAA Tournament berth.

Soon thereafter, the back-to-back MW regular-season champion SDSU men's hoops team will come out of the locker room and perform. The Aztecs are ranked No. 15 by Lindy's and Athlon Sports entering the campaign and are looking for their fourth straight NCAA berth.

The men's and women's teams will then combine and compete in a three-point contest, followed by a men's hoops slam-dunk contest that will feature special guest judges.

Men's basketball season tickets are sold out, but women's hoops season tickets are available starting at $60. They can be purchased online at or by calling the Aztec Ticket Office at 619-283-7378.

The event is being produced in partnership with Aztec Nights (

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