San Diego, CA- The No.16 San Diego State Aztecs will look to improve to (3-0) on the season as they host Cal State Bakersfield. Tip-off time is set for 7:30 p.m. The Aztecs on Tuesday held on to defeat No.25 Utah 53-49. With the win the San Diego State Aztecs are now 5-1 in their last six home games against ranked teams, 13-3 in their last 16 games against the Pac-12 and have now won 16 consecutive home games.
The San Diego State Aztecs tonight are partnering with Nike N7 and will wear turquoise uniforms in celebration of Native American Heritage Month.
With more Native American tribes in San Diego than anywhere in the country, SDSU and Nike N7 are teaming up to leverage basketball as a way of showing how Native youth can lead physically active lifestyles to be a positive force of change for future generations.
The San Diego State-Nike N7 partnership represents the University’s commitment to the education, health and wellness of indigenous communities. Through SDSU’s partnership with Intertribal Sports, the school has been able to introduce Native American youth to the rich opportunities for learning and career development that exist on university campuses.
The San Diego State campus itself resides on Kumeyaay land and is the home to Viejas Arena, an American Indian Studies department and multiple research initiatives. The Elymash Yuchaap Indigenous Scholars and Leaders program at SDSU, meanwhile, has created new opportunities for students to develop as leaders through the lens of their own identities.
The turquoise color of the uniforms for the N7 game is deeply symbolic of friendship and community in Native American culture, reflecting San Diego State’s support in elevating the power of sport inside and outside Native communities.