No. 13/15 #AztecMBB-Boise State Postgame Notes

Jan. 8, 2014

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San Diego State Postgame Notes vs. Boise State

Final Score: No. 13/15 San Diego State 69, Boise State 66
Records: No. 13/15 San Diego State (13-1; 2-0 MW), Boise State (11-4, 1-1 MW)
Next Game: Sunday, Jan. 12 | at Air Force | 2 p.m. MT | ESPN3

Top Notes
• San Diego State won its 12th straight game, which is the third-longest streak in school history.
• At 13-1, San Diego State is off to its second-best start after 14 games in school history. The 2010-11 team opened 20-0.
• The Aztecs are 5-1 this season against teams that advanced to the NCAA tournament last season.
• SDSU is 2-0 in Mountain West play for the fourth straight season.
• The Aztecs improve to 7-1 all-time vs. Boise State (4-0 in San Diego; 3-0 inside Viejas Arena).

Game Notes
• San Diego State has won 105 straight games when leading with five minutes to play.
• San Diego State has won 22 straight games when owning a better field goal percentage.
• San Diego State is 11-0 this season when leading at halftime.
• Held Boise State below its season average in points (82.7 avg., 66 tonight), field goal percentage (.478 avg., .429 tonight), 3-point field goal percentage (.401 avg., .235 tonight), assists (12.9 avg., 6 tonight) and turnovers (10.1 avg., 12 tonight).
• With Boise State's 4-for-17 night from the 3-point line, SDSU's opponents are now just 20-for-114 (.175 percentage) from the 3-point arc over the last six games.

Program Notes
• San Diego State is 71-14 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 five games played in the month of January and is 21-4 in its last 25 encounters in the first month of the year.

Player Notes
Xavier Thames (16 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals)
o Scored in double figures for the fourth straight game and 12th time overall this season (44th career).
o Led SDSU in scoring (tied with Shepard) for the team-high 10th time this season and 16th time of his career.
o Finished with three steals, marking the fifth straight game in which he has had at least two steals.
o Finished with zero turnovers, marking his sixth game this season with one turnover or less.
o Set a season high with seven rebounds. His previous high was five vs. Arizona.

Winston Shepard (16 points, 3 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal)
o Reached double figures in scoring for the 10th time this season (16th career).
o Led SDSU in scoring (tied with Thames) for the fourth time this season (and career).
o Had at least 10 free-throw attempts for the fourth time this season.
o Made at least eight free-throws for the third time this year.

Josh Davis (8 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists)
o Grabbed at least 10 rebounds for the eighth straight game (48th career).
o Led the team in rebounding for the 11th time this season.
o Tied his season high with three assists.

Aqeel Quinn (9 points, 3-for-7 3PFG's)
o Scored eight or more points off the bench for the fourth time in his last five games.
o Connected on multiple three-pointers for the fifth time this season (17th career).
o Made multiple three-pointers in five straight games in which he has attempted one.

Dwayne Polee II (7 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists)
o Made both of his free-throw attempts and is now 23 of his last 27 (85.2 percent) from the charity stripe.
o Made a 3-point field goal for the fifth time in the last seven games.

Skylar Spencer (6 points, 4 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal)
o Recorded a block for the 18th straight game.

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