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SDSU Aztec Basketball Preps for 2011 Season

What Coach Fisher has to say after what was arguably the best season in the program's history



    SDSU Aztec Basketball Preps for 2011 Season
    Paul Parks

    San Diego State University basketball tips off in just over two weeks. Student tickets for the first five days went on sale Monday morning.

    The first game is set for Wednesday, Nov. 2 against Cal State San Marcos at Viejas Arena.

    Hoops hoopla hit SDSU last season, as the Aztecs went 32-2, were ranked in the top ten, won the mountain west and advanced to the sweet 16.

    It’s considered the best season in SDSU basketball history.

    "What we did last year is always going to be there," said head coach Steve Fisher.

    But like most coaches, Fisher is moving on and looking ahead.

    "To be honest, it's in rearview mirror,” he said. “We're worried about preparing a team for this season."

    So what kind of team will SDSU have?

    Well, it will be pretty much a brand new team. Only one starter returns from last season.

    Many of SDSU's best players will not be eligible until next season because they are transfers like Dwayne Polee from St. Johns.

    One transfer that will be eligible and looks good is Garret Green.

    “We're very excited about one year of eligibility 6'11 and he provides size," said Fisher

    While the schedule and experience will be working against the Aztecs, SDSU's home court advantage will be working for them.

    "The atmosphere that is in our building is second to none,” Fisher said. “Our fans, “The Show”, are as good as any fans in the U.S. and we need to maintain that.”

    “It’s a huge home court advantage."

    “The Show” (on and off the court) starts Nov. 11 when the Aztecs tip off the season against Bryant.