#AztecMBB NCAA Tournament Update

March 21, 2013


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San Diego State #AztecMBB Thursday Update

Daily Schedule

San Diego State Schedule
Student-Athlete News Conference: 4:30 - 4:45 p.m. ET
Locker Room Access: 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. ET
Steve Fisher News Conference: 4:45 - 5:00 p.m. ET
Open Practice: 5:10 - 5:50 p.m. ET

Oklahoma Schedule
Student-Athlete News Conference: 6:00 - 6;15 p.m. ET
Locker Room Access: 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. ET
Lon Kruger News Conference: 6:15 - 6:30 P.M. ET
Open Practice: 6:40 - 7:20 p.m. ET

San Diego State student-athletes expected to participate in Thursday's news conference are junior guard Jamaal Franklin, senior guard Chase Tapley and junior guard Xavier Thames.

All NCAA news conferences from the Philadelphia site are available live to media outlets at AMC1, Transponder 20, Slot C&D, Downlink Freq 12109 (V) 18 MHz. San Diego State will post its news conference, as well as Oklahoma's, at GoAztecs.com and on its official YouTube channel on Thursday evening.

Where to Watch and Listen to Friday's Game

National TV

Kevin Harlan - Play-by-Play
Len Elmore - Analyst
Reggie Miller - Analyst
Lewis Johnson - Reporter
Steve Scheer - Producer
Mike Arnold - Director

Aztec Radio Network
AM 600 KOGO & KGB101
Ted Leitner - Play-by-Play
Steve Quis - Pregame and Halftime

National Radio Dial Global/NCAA Radio
Sirius & XM Channel 85
Scott Graham - Play-by-Play
John Thompson - Color
Larry Costigan - Producer
Sam Virgillo - Director

Wednesday Recap / Thursday Preview

On Wednesday, San Diego State practiced at Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl before departing for Philadelphia via charter. The trip, from arena door to the hotel, clocked in at 6:26, with the Aztecs arriving at the team hotel at 9:38 p.m. ET. As noted before, this marks the third time in the last four years that San Diego State's NCAA journey has taken it to the Eastern Time Zone (2010 Providence, 2012 Columbus and 2013 Philadelphia). SDSU's 2,732-mile journey is the second longest for any team in this year's field. Syracuse, San Diego State's opponent in the season-opening game, covered 2,827 miles to get to their first game in San Jose, Calif.

San Diego State will wear white uniforms in tomorrow's second-round game. The Aztecs are 14-0 this season and have won 53 of their last 59 games when wearing their primary home unis.

Following the long trip yesterday and the time change, San Diego State had no team activities planned for Thursday morning. Following a meal, the team has time set aside for academics before heading over to Wells Fargo Center for the news conferences and open practice. Following the open practice, San Diego State will travel to Temple University for a closed workout.

Milestone Watch

Chase Tapley needs...
* 1 point to reach 1,500 for his career (will become the fourth Aztec player to reach that figure).
* 1 assist to reach 300 for his career (will become the 11th Aztec player to reach that figure).

Jamaal Franklin needs...
* 10 rebounds to reach 596 for his career and move into a tie for 11th place on the school's Division I era rebound list.
* 2 three-point field goals to reach 98 for his career and move into a tie for 13th place on the school's three-point list.
* 2 blocked shots to reach 51 for his career and move into a tie for 15th place on the school's blocked shot chart.