The dance is under way. Will the Aztecs keep their moves going?

By beating New Mexico State 73-69 in overtime Thursday night in Spokane, the San Diego State men’s basketball team advanced to a game at 3:10 p.m. Saturday against North Dakota State, which itself needed overtime to defeat Oklahoma 80-75.

Freshman Matt Shrigley of San Diego played his prep ball at La Costa Canyon High School. Photo courtesy of via SDSU athletics

Fourth-seeded SDSU will play a 12th-seeded team in a game airing nationally on TNT, said SDSU athletics.

“SDSU posted its 30th win of the year and trails only the 2010-11 team in the category (34). A win over the Bison would put the Aztecs at 31 victories and send them to their second Sweet 16 in school history and their second since the 2010-11 campaign,” the school said. “Ironically, a Saturday triumph would send San Diego State to Anaheim … the same Sweet 16 site it reached in 2010-11.”

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