Jan. 7, 2017
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San Diego State-Boise State Postgame Notes
Final Score: Boise State 78, San Diego State 66
Records: San Diego State 8-7; 0-3 Mountain West; Boise State 11-4; 4-0 Mountain West
Next Game: Tuesday, Jan. 10, vs. San Jose State, 8 p.m. PT, ESPNU
• The Aztecs played without junior starter Malik Pope for the fifth straight game, including all three conference games… SDSU has logged 18 missed games by starters or significant contributors this season… Senior tri-captain Matt Shrigley returned to action after missing the first two conference games due to an ankle sprain.
• SDSU falls to 0-3 in the Mountain West with two of those losses coming on the road.
• San Diego State is 11-3 in its last 14 Mountain West road games with the loss.
Dakarai Allen – 17 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals
Set a career high with 17 points… His previous best was 16 points vs Illinois State on Nov. 13, 2015… Led the team in scoring for the first time this season and for the third time of his career… Hit the double-digit scoring plateau for the third time this season and 15th time of his career… It was his first game with at least 10 points since the Alabama State game on Dec. 12… Had multiple steals for the third straight game (8 total).
Max Hoetzel – 16 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals
Reached double figures in scoring for the third straight game, which is a career-long streak… Is averaging 15.5 points in his last two games… His double-figure scoring performance was his sixth of the season and the seventh of his career… Logged his seventh game this season with multiple treys… Made his first four three-pointers of the game… In conference action he is 12-for-21 from three-point range after going 5-for-8 tonight… Had a career-high two steals.
Zylan Cheatham – 12 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists
Reached double figures in scoring for the eighth time this season (18th career) and for the first time since the championship game of the Diamond Head Classic… Has eight assists in his last two games after having six at Nevada.
Trey Kell – 9 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal
Matched his season high with seven rebounds… Led the team with four assists, marking the sixth time he has done it this season (18th career).
Valentine Izundu – 5 points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocked shots
Went 2-for-3 from the field and is now 7-for-8 in conference play… Established a career high with eight rebounds… Led the team in rebounding for the first time of his Aztec career… Recorded his seventh multiple-block game of the season and the 28th of his career… Has multiple blocked shots in all three Mountain West games (8 total blocked shots).