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#AztecMBB-CSU Postgame Notes


Jan. 1, 2014

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San Diego State Postgame Notes - at Colorado StateGet Acrobat Reader

San Diego State Postgame Notes at Colorado State *** Final Edition

Final Score: No. 21/T-19 San Diego State 71, Colorado State 61
Records: No. 21/T-19 San Diego State (11-1; 1-0 MW), Colorado State (9-5; 0-1 MW)
Next Game: Sunday, Jan. 5 | at No. 16/17 Kansas | 3:38 p.m. CT | CBS

Top Notes

  • San Diego State has won 10 consecutive games, it is the fifth longest win streak in the 93 seasons of Aztec Basketball.
  • At 11-1, San Diego State has tied its second best record after 12 games in school history. The 2010-11 team opened 20-0.
  • The Aztecs are 3-1 this season against teams that advanced to the NCAA tournament last season. All three of those wins have come away from home.
  • San Diego State wins its seventh consecutive conference opening game.
  • San Diego State is 5-0 this season away from home. The five-game road/neutral court win streak is tied for the fifth longest in school history.
  • San Diego State did not trail in tonight's game and has not trailed in seven of its 11 victories this season.

    Colorado State Series Notes

  • SDSU becomes just the second visiting team to win in Moby Arena in Colorado State's last 17 conference home games.
  • With the loss, Colorado State is now 38-4 in all home games since Jan. 21, 2011.
  • San Diego State snaps a two-game losing streak in Fort Collins, winning for the first time since 2011.
  • San Diego State is 18-3 in its last 21 games against Colorado State.
  • San Diego State is 7-2 in its last nine trips to Moby Arena to play Colorado State.
  • Steve Fisher owns 23 career wins against Colorado State. That is the most victories he has over any single opponent.
  • The 10-point home loss for CSU was its largest margin of defeat in a Mountain West Conference home game since a 92-70 setback to No. 16 Brigham Young on Feb. 17, 2010.

    Game Notes

  • San Diego State jumped out to a 6-0 lead and did not trail tonight. The Aztecs did not trail in seven of its 11 victories this season.
  • San Diego State outrebounded its opponent for the 10th time in 12 games this season (10-0).
  • San Diego State allowed just 61 points tonight. Although a little more than eight points over its season average, the Aztecs held Colorado State to a season-low tying 61 points and 19 points below its season average.
  • For the fifth straight game, San Diego State did not allow an opponent to shoot 40 percent from the field (Colorado State shot 38.5 percent).
  • San Diego State has won 103 consecutive games when leading with five minutes to play.
  • San Diego State has won 20 straight games when owning a better field goal percentage that its opponent (48.2 to 38.5).
  • San Diego State has won 10 straight games when holding the opposition to 40 percent or less from the floor.

    Trivia

  • San Diego State is 69-14 all-time when ranked in the top 25 of at least one of the two major Top 25 polls.
  • San Diego State is 66-8 all-time as an AP Top-25 team when facing an unranked opponent.
  • San Diego State has won its last three games played in the month of January and is 19-4 in its last 23 encounters in the first month of the year.
  • San Diego State is 3-0 this season and has won five straight games played on a Wednesday. The Aztecs are 24-6 in their last 30 games played on hump day.
  • San Diego State is 2-0 this season in the red uniforms and has won 11 of its last 14 games in red.

    Player Notes

    Xavier Thames (game-high 23 points, 3 rebounds, career-high tying 5 steals, career-high eight FGM)
    Produced a game-high 23 points, eclipsing the 20-point plateau for the third time this season and the sixth time in his career... Tied his career-high and posted a season-high with five steals... Had a career high with eight made field goals... Had three treys, marking the eighth time this season he has made multiple three-point shots in a game... Now 27-of-57 from three-point range for the season (47.4 percent)... Led San Diego State in scoring for a team-high eighth time this season and the 14th time in his career... He has 10 double-figure scoring games this season (team high) and 42 in his career.

    Winston Shepard (17 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 0 turnovers in 29 minutes)
    Shepard reached double figures for the fourth straight game with 17 points... In his last four games he is averaging 17.3 points... He connected on 6 of 11 shots from the field and is now shot better than 50 percent from the floor in three straight games (17 of 25, 68.0 percent)... He played 29 minutes without a turnover and now has one turnover in his last 76 minutes on the court.

    Josh Davis (7 points, game-high 15 rebounds, 3 steals)
    Davis recorded his sixth straight game with at least 10 rebounds, by pulling down a game-high 15... In his last six games he has 82 rebounds (13.7 rpg)... All seven of his points came after intermission, as did nine of his 15 rebounds... His three steals tied a career high.

    Skylar Spencer (4 points, season-high 9 rebounds, 4 blocked shots)
    Spencer posted a season-high nine rebounds (had eight vs. McNeese State), and was two short of his career best set last season at USC... Had four blocked shots and now has multiple blocks in six straight games (19 total)... He has at least one blocked shot in all 12 games this season and 16 consecutive games dating back to last season.