A rare garbage hoops season (very likely) comes to an end

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After the dumbfounding mediocrity of the regular season, the glory of the first two games of the Mountain West Tournament had us all dreaming of a storybook ending for our SDSU men’s basketball heroes.

There shall be no storybook ending for our SDSU men’s basketball heroes.

The Aztecs bowed out to Colorado State 71-63 in the semifinals on Friday night/very nearly Saturday morning in Las Vegas. The grim demise came after leading – often dominating – for most of the way; about as fitting an epitaph as you can write for this year’s squad, actually.

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Aztecs play basketball in cool retro unis, beat Wyoming

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Aztecs win! Aztecs win!! They beat the Wyoming Cowboys, 77-68. Thank Vishnu, Buddha and baby Jesus for that. Old alma mater’s humbling crash to mediocrity has been demoralizing, as evidenced by students and fans voting with their feet by not showing up to this one (’twas an 8:10 PM tip, not ideal for a Tuesday). After 80 consecutive home sellouts it’s now been two straight not-sellouts. The stands were half-empty, folks.

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Aztecs lose to Rams, go all in on descent into yawning abyss of oblivion

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In these troubled and tumultuous times, it’s nice to have the pleasant diversion of sports to lift our spirits and remind what optimism and joy feels like.

Say, how went the collegiate basketball contest at Viejas Arena this fine afternoon?

Oh. I see.

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