Jan. 8, 2014
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No. 13/15 SDSU-BSU Postgame Notes
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
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).
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.
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.
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.