The men’s basketball programs at San Diego State and Arizona State begin a home-and-home series in the upcoming season, continuing a tradition that dates back more than 80 years.
The Aztecs will travel to Tempe on Dec. 10, visiting Desert Financial Arena for the first time since the 2017 season. They have gone winless there for more than four decades.
Arizona State will play in San Diego the next year.
The Sun Devils hold an 18-10 advantage in the all-time series, which can be broken into two eras.
In the first 10 meetings, from 1937-58, the Aztecs went 7-3. In the last 18 games, from 1958-2017, SDSU only won three times.
When the series resumes, the Aztecs will be looking to snap a four-game slide dating back to the 2008 season. In games played on ASU’s home floor, San Diego State is 2-12 overall.
SDSU’s last victory in Tempe was a 77-74 triumph on Jan. 7, 1978.
The team finished the season ranked No. 6 in the nation but missed out on the NCAA Tournament when officials canceled March Madness due to the coronavirus.
– Staff reports
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