#AztecMBB-Kansas Postgame Notes

Jan. 5, 2014

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San Diego State Postgame Notes at Kansas

*** Final Edition ***
Final Score: No. 21/T-19 San Diego State 61, No. 16/17 Kansas 57
Records: No. 21/T-19 San Diego State (12-1; 1-0 MW), No. 16/17 Kansas (9-4, 0-0 Big 12)
Next Game: Wednesday, Jan. 8 | vs. Boise State | 8 p.m. PT | ESPNU

Top Notes

  • For the first time in school history, San Diego State has won its three most recent games against AP Top-25 teams (No. 20 Creighton, No. 25 Marquette and No. 16 Kansas). All three victories have come this season and were played outside of San Diego (two neutral sites, one road game).
  • At 12-1, San Diego State has tied its second-best record after 13 games in school history. The 2010-11 team opened 20-0.
  • The Aztecs are 4-1 this season against teams that advanced to the NCAA tournament last season. All four of those wins have come away from home.
  • San Diego State becomes the third visiting team to win in Allen Fieldhouse in Kansas' last 115 home games. Visitors are now 3-112 in the venue as the 2013-14 San Diego State team joins 2012-13 Oklahoma State (24-9, NCAA Second Round) and 2010-11 Texas (28-8, NCAA Third Round) teams to win in Lawrence in that span.
  • San Diego State becomes the first team to defeat Kansas while on a win streak of at least 10 games since Dec. 7, 2000 (Wake Forest). The Jayhawks had won their last 13 games against teams that entered the game with a double-digit win streak.

    Streaks Extended and Snapped

  • San Diego State has won 11 consecutive games, which is tied for the third-longest win streak in the 93 seasons of Aztec Basketball.
  • San Diego State is 6-0 this season away from home. The six-game road/neutral court win streak is tied for the third longest in school history.
  • San Diego State snaps Kansas' 68-game winning streak against non-conference teams at Allen Field House.
  • San Diego State snaps Kansas' 11-game home winning streak (last loss: Feb. 2, 2013).
  • San Diego State snaps Kansas' 10-game winning streak over schools from California, which was the second-longest streak to SDSU's current 37-game winning streak vs. California universities.

    Game Notes

  • San Diego State led the final 32:08 of the game.
  • San Diego State outrebounded Kansas, 51-39. It is the 11th time in 13 games that the Aztecs have outrebounded their opponent and marked just the second time this season the Jayhawks have been outrebounded.
  • San Diego State held Kansas to 29.8 percent field goal shooting. It was the second lowest field goal percentage for the Jayhawks since Dec. 1, 1998 and the lowest at Allen Field House for Kansas since Dec. 1, 1998.
  • The 57 points were the lowest output for Kansas in a home game since dropping a 59-55 decision to Kansas State on Jan. 14, 2006.
  • This is the fourth time this season and the 39th time in the Steve Fisher era when the Aztecs have won a game in which it shot 40 percent or less from the field.
  • San Diego State has won 104 straight games when leading with five minutes to play.
  • San Diego State has won 21 straight games when owning a better field goal percentage.
  • San Diego State has won 11 straight games when outrebounding its opponent.
  • San Diego State has won 11 straight games when holding its opponent to 40 percent or less from the field.
  • San Diego State is 10-0 this season when leading at halftime.
  • San Diego State is 8-0 this season and has won 14 straight games when holding the opponent to less than 60 points.

    Program Notes

  • San Diego State has 12 victories over AP Top-25 teams since 2010.
  • Since the beginning of the 2010-11 season, San Diego State is 26-11 in road games. That is the sixth-highest winning percentage in the country over that span.
  • Steve Fisher improves to 2-0 all-time against Kansas. San Diego State leads the all-time series with the Jayhawks, 2-1.
  • San Diego State is 70-14 all-time when ranked in the top 25 of at least one of the two major Top 25 polls.
  • San Diego State has won its last four games played in the month of January and is 20-4 in its last 24 encounters in the first month of the year.
  • San Diego State is 3-0 this season on games played on a Sunday. The Aztecs are 8-2 on the day of rest since the beginning of the 2010-11 campaign.
  • San Diego State is 2-0 this season in the black uniforms.

    Xavier Thames (game-high 16 points, 2-4 3FGs, 4-4 FTs, 2 assists, 2 steals)
    Thames led San Diego State in scoring for the second straight game, the ninth time this season an d the 15th time in his career with a game-high 16 points... He reached double figures for a team-high 11th time this season and the 43rd time in his career... He was a perfect 4-for-4 from the line, with all of those attempts coming in the final eight seconds of the game... Has a three-point field goal in all 13 games this season, and has multiple treys in nine contests... Has made two or more three-point field goals in three straight games, going 7-for-14 (50.0 percent) during that stretch... Recorded multiple steals in four straight games (13 total).

    Josh Davis (10 points, game-high 14 rebounds)
    Davis had his fifth double-double of the season and the 36th of his career... He reached double-figures in rebounds for the seventh straight game, the eighth time this season and the 47th time in his career... He has scored in double figures in three of his last four games... Has led the team in rebounding in the last seven games in which he has played.

    Skylar Spencer (career-high 13 points, season-high tying 9 rebounds, career-high 6 blocked shots)
    Spencer posted a career-high with 13 points (previous high was 12 points twice), tied a season-high with nine rebounds (also at Colorado State, 1-1-14) and blocked a career-best six shots... Reached double figures in scoring for the second time in three games, the third time this season and the fourth time in his career... Has 27 points in his last three games (9.0 ppg)... Pulled down 30 rebounds in his last four games (7.5 rpg)... Has a blocked shot in all 13 games this season.

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