After a tough stretch of games at the Maui Invitational, No. 24-ranked San Diego State will continue a run of six home dates in seven contests on Friday when it hosts Division III opponent Occidental College. The Aztecs (5-2) dropped hard-fought games to current No. 4-ranked Arizona and No. 11 Arkansas last week in Hawaii, then returned home to kick off a homestand on Tuesday against UC Irvine. San Diego State escaped, 72-69, thanks to Micah Parrish's 3-pointer with 2.4 seconds remaining.
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This week, Indiana entered the Top 10 for the first time since the 2016-17 season, and its first test was facing No. 18 North Carolina in a nationally televised game of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The 10th-ranked Hoosiers passed their test against the Tar Heels with flying colors and will try to remain unbeaten Saturday afternoon when they visit Rutgers for their Big Ten opener in Piscataway, N.J. Indiana (7-0) is opening conference play after turning in an impressive defensive showing in Wednesday's 77-65 win over North Carolina, the preseason No. 1 team in the country.