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#AztecNotes: Men's Hoops Closes Exhibition Action Monday

San Diego State takes on UCSD in its final exhibition of the season.
San Diego State takes on UCSD in its final exhibition of the season.

Nov. 3, 2012

SAN DIEGO -

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San Diego State continues its exhibition season with one final test on Monday. Division II UC San Diego heads southeast to Viejas Arena to tangle with the 20th-ranked Aztecs. Game time is set for 7 p.m. PT inside Viejas Arena.

The Last Meeting
UC San Diego52
San Diego State77
November 14, 2009
Viejas Arena
Aztecs Top UC San Diego, 77-52
Malcom Thomas scored 20 points for San Diego State in its 77-52 win over UC San Diego Saturday. San Diego State won its fifth straight season opener.

HASHTAG OF THE WEEK: #12414STRONG

#UCSDvsSDSU

* @GoAztecs is facing @UCSDtritons for the first time since 2009. The #Aztecs won the season-opening at @ViejasArena, 77-52. #UCSDvsSDSU

* It's only an exhibition, but @GoAztecs leads the all-time series with @UCSDTritons, 11-0. #UCSDvsSDSU

* All 11 regular-season meetings have resulted in double-figure victories for @GoAztecs. #UCSDvsSDSU

#12414STRONG
* @GoAztecs opened the exhibition season on Thursday with a 67-46 win over Cal State San Marcos at @ViejasArena. #12414STRONG

* Thursday's game marked the first time an exhibition has sold out. Capacity is 12,414. #12414STRONG

* @GoAztecs won their 19th consecutive exhibition game. #12414STRONG

* SDSU outscored Cal State San Marcos, 41-20, in the second half, while shooting 66.7 percent (16-for-24). #12414STRONG

#Top25Poll
* @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

#MWPreseasonPoll
* 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.

#MWPreseasonHonors
* 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).

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

#Tickets
* 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