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San Diego State Basketball: Aztecs will be featured in ESPNU Midnight Madness coverage

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And head coach Steve Fisher will be wired for sound.

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODA

The San Diego State men's basketball team will be featured in ESPNU's Midnight Madness coverage on Friday, October 17. The ninth annual ESPNU Midnight Madness show will air at 3 p.m. Pacific Time and will air again at 9 p.m. Pacific Time.

The show will last three hours and will include studio coverage, remote coverage from the different schools featured in the coverage and a pre-recorded all-access package that gives viewers a look at all the teams featured in the show. SDSU joins UConn, Arizona, Florida Gonzaga and Kentucky as the six schools selected for ESPN's coverage.

Head coach Steve Fisher will also be wired for the coverage, providing fans a unique perspective that analysts alone couldn't provide. Florida head coach Billy Donovan and Gonzaga head coach Mark Few will also be wired.

SDSU's role in ESPN's Midnight Madness coverage is just another example of the preseason recognition the Aztecs are receiving this year. ESPN ranked SDSU No. 20 in its early preseason poll, Athlon sports recently ranked the Aztecs No. 13 in its preseason rankings and several other sports media outlets have included SDSU in their preseason polls, as well. ESPN also selected SDSU's home game against Utah to be featured on ESPN's Seventh Annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon.

For a team that was picked to finish fourth in the Mountain West last year, this recognition is pretty new and I imagine quite refreshing.