Mensah Photo Courtesy: San Diego State University can confirm San Diego State University Men’s Basketball Team will play against Creighton University in the first stage of the US National Men’s Basketball Championship tournament.

Mensah (middle) Photo Courtesy: San Diego State University

The announcement was made recently when automatically qualified teams were seeded ahead of the start of this year’s competition. Ghana Center Nathan Mensah is set to start for San Diego State.

Meeting Creighton on Thursday, March 17 at Fort Worth in Texas, a win puts San Diego State up against the winner of the University of Kansas-Texas Southern University/Texas A&M matchup in the next round.

Mensah attempts shot against Boise State Photo Courtesy: San Diego State University

Despite missing out on winning the Mountain West Conference title for a second year in a row due to a 52-53 loss to Boise State University, San Diego State is a strong side that could pull off a surprise in the competition nicknamed “March Madness”.

In the Conference final loss to Boise State, Mensah registered four points, 10 rebounds, four blocks, an assist and a steal. He was named Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year at Conference Media Awards. (Click highlighted text to watch game highlights)

Mensah in action against Syracuse Photo Courtesy

In 2021, San Diego State lost to Syracuse University in the first round.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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