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  1. Big West to shorten schedule for SDSU

    Diamond Leung

    On the day San Diego State announced it would leave the Mountain West in 2013-14, it also became clear the Aztecs basketball program plans on a hegemonic reign in the Big West. After all, the Aztecs are the ones coming off a Sweet 16 appearance in...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  2. Saint Mary's makes a statement against UNI

    Diamond Leung

    MORAGA, Calif. -- Tradition has it that Saint Mary's sweats it out on Selection Sunday. Two seasons ago, it took the drama out of it by winning the West Coast Conference tournament, and the Gaels made it all the way to the Sweet 16. Last season, desp...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  3. Michigan has national title aspirations

    Diamond Leung

    Michigan fell just short of upsetting Duke in the NCAA tournament and advancing to the Sweet 16. But out of the loss came a belief that the Wolverines could go very far this coming season. As guard Tim Hardaway Jr. told me earlier this summer, "Yo...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  4. San Diego State ready to rebound

    Diamond Leung

    After going to the Sweet 16, San Diego State knew it was going to have to rebuild when Kawhi Leonard declared for the NBA draft and four other seniors departed from a 34-win team. Yes, Steve Fisher was able to reload with a couple of talented 6-7 ...

    Blog | August 10, 2011
  5. San Diego State thanks Kawhi Leonard

    Diamond Leung

    It's not often an NBA draft pick does his farewell news conference in college after the big day, but it worked out well that way for Kawhi Leonard and San Diego State. Leonard helped take the Aztecs to unprecedented heights and the Sweet 16 before an...

    Blog | July 01, 2011
  6. Pac-12 TV deal a win for college basketball

    Diamond Leung

    The Washington Huskies reached the Sweet 16 last year, and the media declared them the favorites heading into this season. Lorenzo Romar and Isaiah Thomas, prepared to prove everyone right, marched into Los Angeles on Dec. 29 for the Pac-10 opener an...

    Blog | May 04, 2011
  7. SDSU loses Kawhi Leonard and his recruiter

    Diamond Leung

    Kawhi Leonard was a game-changing player in so many ways for San Diego State. The 6-foot-7 forward averaged a double-double over the course of his two-year Aztecs career and this season helped lead them to an unprecedented Sweet 16 appearance. ...

    Blog | April 15, 2011
  8. Jimmer Fredette can't go to class anymore

    Diamond Leung

    The Jimmermania that swept the nation might have seemingly died down after BYU was eliminated in the Sweet 16, but it is still alive and well on the BYU campus. According The Post-Star, Jimmer Fredette has stopped attending classes because, well, ...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  9. Dave Rose set to begin post-Jimmer era

    Diamond Leung

    Numerous schools came after BYU coach Dave Rose after the season in which he led the Cougars to the Sweet 16 for the first time in 30 years. Rose might have been able to ride the wave of Jimmer-mania right on out of Provo, but ultimately decided to s...

    Blog | April 07, 2011
  10. Anderson embodies team of giant-killers

    Diamond Leung

    Kevin Anderson's now famous, high-arcing floater was seemingly an act of defiance. In order to hit the shot heard 'round Richmond -- the basket that helped the Spiders upset Vanderbilt on their road to the Sweet 16 -- Anderson first had to outfox ...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  11. Duke no match for underdog Arizona

    Diamond Leung

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Derrick Williams had sensed the disrespect. In his mind, not many thought Arizona could actually upset defending national champion Duke. But with Williams, the Wildcats have a game-changer unlike any other. By the time he got do...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  12. Rapid Reaction: Arizona 93, Duke 77

    Diamond Leung

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Arizona stunned defending national champion Duke 93-77, as the Wildcats head to the Elite Eight after outscoring the Blue Devils 55-33 in the second half. Derrick Williams had 32 points and 13 rebounds in a dominating performance t...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  13. Aztecs hurting, but have left a legacy

    Diamond Leung

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Moments after the best season in San Diego State history, coach Steve Fisher offered his team words of consolation. "The last thing I will say that I said to our team is give one another a hard hug and tell them how much you lov...

    Blog | March 24, 2011
  14. Rapid Reaction: UConn 74, San Diego St. 67

    Diamond Leung

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Connecticut's Kemba Walker tied a school tourney record with 36 points, willing the Huskies to a 74-67 win against No. 2 seed San Diego State that sends them to the Elite Eight. Freshman Jeremy Lamb added 24 points, tying a career ...

    Blog | March 24, 2011
  15. Sweet 16 preview: UConn vs. San Diego St.

    Diamond Leung

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A look at the Aztecs-Huskies matchup here at the Honda Center: No. 3 seed Connecticut (28-9) vs. No. 2 seed San Diego State (34-2), 7:15 p.m. ET (CBS) How they got here: San Diego State needed double overtime to outlast Templ...

    Blog | March 24, 2011
  16. Sweet 16 preview: Arizona vs. Duke

    Diamond Leung

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A look at the Wildcats-Blue Devils matchup at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.: No. 5 seed Arizona (29-7) vs. No. 1 seed Duke (32-4) 9:45 p.m. ET (CBS) How they got here: Duke survived Michigan in the round of 32, escapin...

    Blog | March 24, 2011