The San Diego State Aztecs defeated the UCSB Men's basketball team 69 - 61 at the Thunderdome, handing the Gauchos (4 - 2) their second consecutive home loss. The Aztecs (6 - 2) used a stingy defense to open up a 21 - 9 lead in the first half, a lead they never relinquished despite leading only 28 - 26 at halftime.
James Powell kept the Gauchos in the game, scoring 20 points, including six 3-point shots. Chris Brew had his second straight productive game after his redshirt was pulled, scoring 11 points, while Orlando Johnson chipped in 10 points. Will Brew had five rebounds to lead the Gauchos, and tied for the team lead with three assists with Justin Joyner.
Tyrone Shelley led four Aztecs in double figures with 17 points, followed by Malcolm Thomas with 15, and Kawhi Leonard and DJ Gay with 13 each. Leonard and Shelley also had nine and eight rebounds, respectively.
The Gauchos travel to Bozeman, MT to play a road game against Montana State on December 18.