The Aztecs open the regular season at home in a non-televised afternoon tilt against Division II UCSD. The Aztecs go for their fifth straight win in season openers. Injuries to starters Tim Shelton (knee) and preseason all-conference forward Billy White (wrist), will force them to sit out this game. The Aztecs will throw out the same 5 starters that they used in the final exhibition match-up. On Tuesday, those five starters were returning guard DJ Gay, 6'11" Illinois transfer Brian Carwell, Pepperdine transfers Malcom Thomas and Tyronne Shelley, and preseason freshman of the year Kawhi Leonard. The Aztecs managed to put up 89 points without Shelton and White so look for a high scoring advantage for the Aztecs.