NCAA BASKETBALL
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Viejas Arena
5500 Canyon Crest Dr San Diego, CA 92182
Opened: July 24, 1997
Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (formerly Cox Arena), located on the San Diego State University (SDSU) campus in San Diego, California, is the home of the San Diego State Aztecs men's basketball and women's basketball teams. Viejas Arena opened its doors to the campus and community in July 1997 and seats 12,414 for basketball and up to 12,845 for concerts. The facility also hosts SDSU's commencement ceremonies. Previously, the Aztecs played at Peterson Gymnasium also on the SDSU campus. However, the men's basketball team played most of their home games at the San Diego Sports Arena prior to Viejas Arena's construction.

Viejas Arena was built on the site of the old Aztec Bowl football stadium (a Works Progress Administration project) on the SDSU campus, and the university (or its affiliated corporation) still owns the arena. It was originally named Cox Arena after Cox Communications, which owns one of the local cable television systems in the greater San Diego regional area, and which paid fees to become the arena's corporate sponsor. The arena was renamed to Viejas Arena under a 10-year naming rights agreement announced March 17, 2009. The naming rights agreement with the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians went into effect July 1 and will pay the university about $6 million over the next 10 years. On October 29, 2015, the basketball court was named Steve Fisher Court after men's basketball head coach Steve Fisher.

Viejas Arena hosted the men's NCAA basketball tournament first and second rounds in 2001, 2006, 2014, 2018, and 2022. In the 2006 tourney, the first-round games were delayed and the building evacuated due to a bomb-sniffing dog picking up scents of a potentially dangerous substance. These fears were unfounded, however, and play went on as scheduled. Because of its status as SDSU's home court, the Aztecs were not allowed to open the tournament at home (under "pod system" rules).
Last 25 Games
Date Opponents Result
Mar 9, 2024Boise State @ San Diego State 0 - 0
Feb 27, 2024San Jose State @ San Diego State 0 - 0
Feb 13, 2024Colorado State @ San Diego State 55 - 71
Feb 3, 2024Utah State @ San Diego State 67 - 81
Jan 23, 2024Wyoming @ San Diego State 65 - 81
Jan 17, 2024Nevada @ San Diego State 59 - 71
Jan 6, 2024UNLV @ San Diego State 61 - 72
Jan 3, 2024Fresno State @ San Diego State 47 - 74
Dec 21, 2023Stanford @ San Diego State 60 - 74
Dec 9, 2023UC Irvine @ San Diego State 62 - 63
Nov 14, 2023Long Beach State @ San Diego State 76 - 88
Nov 6, 2023Cal State Fullerton @ San Diego State 57 - 83
Mar 4, 2023Wyoming @ San Diego State 50 - 67
Feb 21, 2023Colorado State @ San Diego State 58 - 77
Feb 11, 2023UNLV @ San Diego State 71 - 82
Feb 3, 2023Boise State @ San Diego State 52 - 72
Jan 28, 2023San Jose State @ San Diego State 51 - 72
Jan 25, 2023Utah State @ San Diego State 75 - 85
Jan 14, 2023New Mexico @ San Diego State 76 - 67
Jan 10, 2023Nevada @ San Diego State 65 - 74
Dec 28, 2022Air Force @ San Diego State 55 - 71
Dec 20, 2022UC San Diego @ San Diego State 46 - 62
Dec 12, 2022Kennesaw State @ San Diego State 54 - 88
Dec 5, 2022Troy @ San Diego State 55 - 60
Nov 29, 2022UC Irvine @ San Diego State 69 - 72