Men's Hoops-New Mexico Postgame Notes

Jan. 1, 2017

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San Diego State-New Mexico Postgame Notes Get Acrobat Reader

Final Score: New Mexico 68, San Diego State 62
Next Game: Wednesday, Jan. 4, at Nevada, 8 p.m. PT, ESPN2

Team Notes

• San Diego State drops its first Mountain West opener in 10 years and is now 9-1 in those games.
• The Aztecs had their season-long four-game winning streak stopped.
• SDSU has held six straight opponents to 44.4-percent shooting or less from the field, but fell to 13-1 in its last 14 home games when doing so.
• Despite the loss, the Aztecs have held their opponents to 54.2 points per game.
• SDSU shot 13-for-18 from the free-throw line (.722), marking the sixth straight game it has shot at least 68 percent from the charity stripe.
• San Diego State had its four-game series winning streak snapped and fall to 17-10 vs. New Mexico since the 2005-06 season.
• The Aztecs fall to 7-2 in their last nine home games vs. New Mexico.

Player Notes

Trey Kell – 12 points, 5 assists, 3 steals
Reached double figures in scoring for the fourth straight game and for the 10th time this season (44th career)… Led the team in assists for the sixth time this season (17th career)… Has 17 assists in his last four games (4.3 apg), against just four turnovers… Made multiple three-pointers for the third straight game.

Jeremy Hemsley – 16 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals
Scored in double figures for the 10th time in 12 games this season (36th career)… Led the team in scoring for the seventh time this season (21st career)… Posted his third multi-steal game with two thefts.

Max Hoetzel – 10 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist
Reached double figures in scoring for the fourth time this season (5th career) and for the first time since scoring 12 vs. Arizona State… Made multiple treys for the first time since the ASU game… It is the fifth time he has made multiple three-pointers in a game this season… Has grabbed at least four rebounds in three straight games.

Valentine Izundu – 9 points, 3 rebounds, 3 blocked shots, 1 steal
Scored a season-high nine points… His previous best was seven points vs. Savannah State… Matched his season high with three blocked shots… Tied his career high with one steal… Was 4-for-4 from the field to set a season high for field goals made.

Dakarai Allen – 8 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blocked shot, 4 steals
Matched his career high with four steals… Had six rebounds after corralling four in his last two games combined.

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