— The Daily Aztec (@TheDailyAztec) March 13, 2016
It was announced Sunday afternoon that the San Diego State basketball team will not play in the 2016 NCAA tournament.
The ommission of SDSU from the field of 68 ends the team’s streak of six consecutive tournament appearances, which was a program record.
The Aztecs would have clinched an automatic bid with a victory over Fresno State in the Mountain West Championship, but the Bulldogs defeated them 68-63.
The loss put them back on the tournament “bubble,” where they lost out such teams as University of Michigan, Tulsa University and Syracuse University.
The Aztecs will instead settle for the National Invitation Tournament, better known as the NIT.