SDSU-CSU Men's Basketball Postgame Notes

Jan. 3, 2018

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San Diego State Men's Basketball Postgame Notes at Colorado State Get Acrobat Reader

San Diego State Postgame Notes – at Colorado State

Final Score: San Diego State 77, Colorado State 68
Next Game: Tuesday, Jan. 9, vs. San Jose State, 8 p.m. PT | CBS Sports Network | 101.5 KGB, XTRA Sports 1360, Fox Sports IE 1350

The Big Notes

  • Freshman Jalen McDaniels scored a career-high 19 points and added 10 rebounds in the game. He was 8-for-11 from the field and added two steals in recording his third career double-double. In his last seven games, he is averaging 11.1 points, 8.0 rebounds and is shooting 65.9 percent from the field.

  • The last time Colorado State had a rebound margin of -13 or greater in a home game was Feb. 11, 1014 (vs. Utah State, 27-40), in a conference game was Feb. 26, 2014 (at UNLV, 35-48) and against San Diego State was Mar. 9, 2012 (25-38).

    General Notes

  • Tonight, San Diego State snaps Colorado State’s seven-game home win streak and snaps a three-game losing streak to the Rams.
  • Colorado State had won 12 of its last 13 home games entering tonight.
  • San Diego State improves to 10-4 overall, continuing its best start in the last three seasons.
  • The Aztecs improve to 2-1 in Mountain West Conference play (last season the Aztecs opened league play 0-3).
  • San Diego State improves to 2-2 in road games and is 4-3 away from Viejas Arena this season.

    Team Notes

  • San Diego State is 8-0 this season when owning a better field goal percentage than its opponent (tonight: SDSU 48.3, CSU 40.3).
  • The Aztecs are 10-0 this season and have won 12 straight games when they attempt more free throws (tonight: SDSU 18, CSU 17).
  • San Diego State improved to 9-1, with five straight victories, when leading with five minutes to play in the game (tonight: SDSU 62, CSU 61).
  • The Aztecs are 9-2 when leading at intermission this season.

    Series Notes

  • As previously mentioned, SDSU snapped a three-game series losing streak to Colorado State in the series.
  • San Diego State tied the all-time series with Colorado State. Each team has 41 times.
  • San Diego State is 24-7 in its last 31 games against the Rams.
  • San Diego State is 9-4 in its last 13 games against Colorado State at Moby Arena.

    Player Notes

    Jalen McDaniels – career-high 19 points, game-high 10 rebounds, 2 steals, 8-11 FGsbr> The redshirt freshman recorded his third double-double by scoring a career-high 19 points and 10 rebounds… He now has three double-doubles in his last six games… In his last seven games he is averaging 11.1 points, 8.0 rebounds and is shooting 65.9 percent from the field… He reached double figures in scoring for the fifth time this season (SDSU is 5-0 in those games)… He led the Aztecs in scoring for the third time in his career and rebounding for the sixth time in his career (including each of his last four games)… Despite his offensive productivity, he did not commit a turnover and now has one turnover or less in nine straight games… He tied a career highs in steals (2) and set a new career mark in minutes played (29).

    Jeremy Hemsley – tied season-high 13 points, 5-8 FGs, 3-3 3FGs
    The junior guard was sensational, coming off the bench to score 13 points on the strength of 5-8 shooting from the field and 3-for-3 from beyond the arc… The 13 points tied a season high (also accomplished against California and Bradley)… He reached double figures for the sixth time this season and the 53rd time in his career… Since missing the Wyoming game a week ago tonight due to illness, in two games he has 22 points, five assists, while shooting 9-of-13 from the field and 4-5 from three-point distance… The three three-point field goals are a season high… It is the 11th time in his career that he has made at least three treys in a game (SDSU is 9-2 in those contests)… In his last six games: 10.8 points, 20-39 FGs (51.3) and 8-18 3FGs (44.4).

    Devin Watson – 11 points, game-high 5 assists, 2 steals
    Reached double-figures for the fourth consecutive game, the 10th time this season (SDSU 8-2 in those games) and the 52nd time in his career… Recorded a game-high five assists, giving him 13 helpers in his last four contests… He led the team in assists for the fifth time this season… His second-half stat line: 5 points, 4 assists, 2-2 from the field... He has eight made three-point field goals in his last three games (8-for-14).

    Trey Kell – 11 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists
    Reached double figures for the eighth time this season and 66th time in his Aztec career… Including his four assists tonight, he has 37 helpers in 12 games this season… Pulled down six rebounds, giving him 15 rebounds in his last three games (5.0)…. Tied Matt Shrigley for sixth place on the school’s three-point field goal list (138)… Tied Bryan Williams for 18th place on the school’s all-time assist chart (243).

    Malik Pope – 8 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocked shots
    Narrowly missed his ninth career double-double with eight points and nine rebounds… Scored eight or more points in six consecutive games and has six or more rebounds in seven straight contests… Did most of his damage in the second half, when he scored six points and had five rebounds in 17 minutes of action… Career totals against Colorado State: 110 points, 48 rebounds, 10 blocked shots… Tied Xavier Thames for 15th place in school history for most victories (75).

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