#AztecNotes: Men's Hoops Plays Host to CS San Marcos

The Aztecs play host to Cal State San Marcos on Thursday inside Viejas Arena.

Oct. 29, 2012


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No. 20 San Diego State opens its exhibition season on Thursday, Nov. 1, when CS San Marcos visits Viejas Arena. Tip time is set for 7 p.m. PT. The exhibition is the first of two on the slate for the preseason Mountain West favorites. The Aztecs will play host to UC San Diego on Monday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. PT before opening the season on Friday, Nov. 9 vs. Syracuse on the USS Midway.


* Cal State San Marcos and @GoAztecs are meeting for an exhibition for the second straight season. #CSUSMvsSDSU

* Last year, @GoAztecs opened the exhibition season with a 78-63 win over Cal State San Marcos at @ViejasArena. #CSUSMvsSDSU

* In that meeting a year ago, James Rahon had 19 points, DeShawn Stephens went off for 16 points, 9 rebounds, and Chase Tapley added 15 points

* @GoAztecs enters the season ranked No. 20 in the preseason @AP_Top25. It is the highest @AP preseason ranking in school history.

* Prior to this season, the best preseason ranking for the #Aztecs was No. 25 in the @AP_Top25 entering 2010-11. #Top25Poll

* With the No. 25 preseason @AP_Top25 ranking in 2010-11, the #Aztecs went on to win @TheMWC title, advance to the Sweet 16 and finish 34-3.

* The #Aztecs ended the 2011-12 campaign ranked in the @AP_Top25 the final 12 weeks of the regular season. They finished at No. 22.

* The #Aztecs have been ranked in the @AP_Top25 for 13 straight weeks. It is the 13th-longest streak in the nation. #Top25Poll

* The #Aztecs enter the 2012-13 campaign ranked No. 20 in the @ESPN/@USATODAYSports preseason coaches' top-25 poll.

* The #Aztecs are ranked in both preseason top-25 polls for the first time in school history. #Top25Poll

* In 2010-11, the #Aztecs were preseason No. 25 in the @AP_Top25 and No. 26 in the @ESPN/@USATODAYSports preseason poll. #Top25Poll

* Full @TheMWC preseason poll: #Aztecs 153 (10 1st-place votes), UNLV (151; 8), UNM 122, CSU 106, UNR 89, WYO 70, Fresno 49, BSU 43, AFA 27.

* The #Aztecs were picked to win the league for the fourth time (2005-06, 2006-07, 2010-11, 2012-13) in Mountain West history.

* This is the second time in the last three seasons and fourth time in the last eight years the #Aztecs have been selected to win the league.

* Of the previous 3 times SDSU has been selected to win the league, the #Aztecs have gone on to win a share of the title twice ('06 and '11).

* This is the fourth straight year San Diego State has been selected to finish among the top three teams in the league.

* Jamaal Franklin was named @TheMWC Preseason Player of the Year. #Aztecs

* For third time in the last eight years, SDSU has produced the top returning player (2005-06 Slaughter, 2006-07 Heath, 2012-13 J. Franklin).

* Jamaal Franklin and Chase Tapley were named to @TheMWC preseason all-conference team.

* For the 4th time in @TheMWC history, SDSU placed two members on the preseason all-conference team (2005-06, 2006-07, 2010-11, 2012-13.

* Dwayne Polee II was named @TheMWC Preseason Co-Newcomer of the Year. #Aztecs

* For the 5th time in the last 12 seasons, the newcomer of the year came from San Diego State (2001-02, 2005-06, 2007-08, 2011-12, 2012-13).

* On Monday, November 5, the #Aztecs will play host to @UCSDtritons inside @ViejasArena. Tip time is set for 7 p.m. PT.

* The #Aztecs' regular season gets underway Friday, November 9, when they face No. 9 @Cuse on the USS Midway.

* Tickets for the 2012-13 #Aztecs men's hoops season are sold out! Including the 2012-13 campaign, SDSU will have sold out 22 straight games.

* Tickets for the Battle on the Midway are still available via GoAztecs.com, Window E at Qualcomm Stadium, or by calling 619-283-7378.

* General public and student tickets for the #Aztecs' game vs. No. 13 @UCLAAthletics in Anaheim on Saturday, December 1, are still available.

* General public tickets for SDSU-UCLA are available by contacting the #Aztecs ticket office at 619-283-7378.

* SDSU student tickets for the SDSU-UCLA game are available at the @ViejasArena box office. Tickets are $15 by showing a valid Red ID. #Aztecs

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