Montaque Gill-Caesar had 10 points for the Aztecs.
Jan. 10, 2017
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San Jose State-San Diego State Postgame Notes
Final Score: San Diego State 76, San José State 61
Next Game: Saturday, Jan. 14, vs. Utah State, 7 p.m. PT, ESPN3
• San Diego State snapped a three-game losing with the win over the Spartans.
• SDSU picked up its first Mountain West victory of the season and it came at the expense of a team that entered having won four of its last six games.
• The Aztecs have responded from their last 13 league home losses by winning its next game at Viejas Arena.
• San Diego State has gone 93 conference home games without suffering consecutive losses.
• The Aztecs handed SJSU a 15-point defeat, its fourth-largest setback of the season.
• SDSU allowed only two second-chance points after allowing 44 second-chance points in its previous two games combined.
• The Aztecs held SJSU to 37.9-percent shooting, which marks the fifth time in the last six games that SDSU has held the Spartans to less than 40-percent shooting from the floor.
• San Diego State improved to 155-9 when shooting better than its opponent.
• SDSU improved to 115-17 in its last 132 when holding an opponent to 40 percent or less from the field.
• The Aztecs had five players score in double-figures, matching a season high (also vs. California (Nov. 21) and Savannah State (Nov. 28).
• San Diego State used a 9-0 run in the first half to open up an 18-11 advantage.
• The Aztecs also enjoyed a 14-0 run later in the first half.
• San Diego State’s first 22 points of the game were scored either in the paint (16) or at the free-throw line (6). Max Hoetzel’s three-point field goal with 7:35 remaining in the first half ended that streak.
• San Diego State made its first three field-goal attempts of the evening (Cheatham 2-2, Hemsley 1-1) and made six of its first eight attempts from the field (75.0 percent).
• San Diego State did not give up an offensive rebound on the Spartans first five missed shots of the game.
• San Jose State did not have a second-chance opportunity following its first 16 missed shots of the game.
• San Diego State did not allow its first second-chance points until there was 13:09 left in the game.
• San Diego State won its seventh straight in the series and improves to 36-34 all-time vs. the Spartans.
• The Aztecs win their fifth straight over the SJSU at home.
• SDSU posted its sixth straight double-digit win in the series.
Max Hoetzel – 12 points, 9 rebounds, 1 blocked shot, 2 assists
Reached double figures in scoring for the fourth straight game, which extends a career-long streak… His double-figure scoring performance was his seventh of the season and the eighth of his career… Logged his eighth game this season with multiple treys and his fourth straight… In conference action he is 16-for-30 from three-point range after going 4-for-9 tonight… Tied a career high with nine rebounds (also vs. Mississippi Valley State while with Indiana on Nov. 14, 2014)… Led the team in rebounding for the fourth time this year (SDSU is 4-0 in those games)… Also tied a career high in both blocked shots (1) and assists (2).
Jeremy Hemsley – 12 points, 7 rebounds, 2 blocked shots, 4 assists, 1 steal
Posted his 12th double-digit scoring game of the season and the 38th of his career… Posted a career high in rebounds… His previous career high was six rebounds accomplished three different times during his freshman season… Matched his season high in blocks… Became just the sixth Aztec since 1996-97 to record at least 12 points, 7 rebounds, 2 blocked shots, 4 assists and 1 steal in the same game (10 occasions overall). Was also just the fourth Aztec since 1996-97 to record at least that stat line in a MW game.
Trey Kell – 12 points, 2 rebounds, 2 blocked shots, 4 assists, 1 steal
Reached double figures in scoring for the 11th time this season and 45th time of his career… Was 4-for-8 from the field (50.0 pct.) after going 6-for-30 (20.0 pct.) over the first three Mountain West games… Tied a career high with two blocked shots.
Zylan Cheatham – 10 points, 8 rebounds, 1 blocked shot, 2 assists, 1 steal
Reached double figures in scoring for the ninth time this year and 19th time of his career… SDSU is 15-4 over his career when he scores at least 10 points.
Montaque Gill-Caesar – 10 points, 4 rebounds, 1 blocked shot, 2 steals
Reached double figures in scoring for the third time this season and for the 16th time of his career… He had 12 points in his previous six games combined… Went 4-for-4 from the free-throw line and is now 19-for-23 this season… Tied a season high with two steals… Had his first block of the season.
D’Erryl Williams – 4 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
Tied a season high with four points.