San Diego State forward Malik Pope, left, has scored more points than any Aztecs player in Mountain West Conference Tournament history.
San Diego State forward Malik Pope, left, has scored more points than any Aztecs player in Mountain West Conference Tournament history. Gregory Bull The Associated Press
San Diego State forward Malik Pope, left, has scored more points than any Aztecs player in Mountain West Conference Tournament history. Gregory Bull The Associated Press
Joe Davidson

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Joe Davidson has covered sports for The Sacramento Bee since 1988. He's an award-winning authority on high school sports, specializing in going behind the scenes to report on what makes teams and athletes unique. Though Davidson has been accused of being a graduate of Del Oro, De La Salle, Elk Grove, Franklin, Grant, Granite Bay, Jesuit, Oak Ridge, Rocklin, St. Francis and many other local schools, he attended high school in Oregon, where he participated in football and track.

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