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#AztecMBB-Air Force Postgame Notes


Jan. 12, 2014

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San Diego State Postgame Notes at Air Force
*** Final Edition
Final Score: No. 13/15 San Diego State 79, Air Force 72
Records: No. 13/15 San Diego State (14-1; 3-0 MW), Air Force (8-7; 2-2 MW)
Next Game: Wednesday, Jan. 15 | vs. Fresno State | 7 p.m. PT | ESPN3

Top Notes

  • San Diego State won its 13th straight game, which is tied for the second longest win streak in the 93 season of San Diego State Basketball.
  • The 13-game win streak is the 5th longest active streak nationally.
  • San Diego State's 13-1 record is its second best record after 14 games in school history. The Aztecs opened the 2010-11 campaign 20-0.
  • San Diego State improves to 7-0 in road/neutral games this season. The seven game road/neutral win streak is the third longest in school history and is tied for the longest active streak in the country (tied with Michigan State and Wichita State).
  • Junior J.J. O'Brien recorded his fifth career double-double with a team-high 18 points and a career-high tying 11 rebounds.
  • Senior Josh Davis had 13 points and 11 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season and the 37th of his career. He extended the nation's longest consecutive double-figure rebound streak to nine games.
  • Senior Xavier Thames posted 16 points and added five assists in the game. It marked the team-high 13th double-figure scoring game of the season.
  • Freshman Matt Shrigley scored 13 points, his second highest total of his career (14 vs. San Diego Christian). He entered the game with two points in the last three games combined.

    Game Notes

  • San Diego State went on a 14-0 run from the 3:01 mark of the first half to the 17:53 mark of the second half. During the run, San Diego State received scoring contributions from Josh Davis (7 points), JJ O'Brien (4) and Winston Shepard (3).
  • San Diego State led the entire second half, marking the fifth straight game the Aztecs have not trailed in the second half and the 10th time this season the Aztecs have won without being behind after intermission.
  • San Diego State has won 106 straight games when leading with five minutes to play.
  • San Diego State has won 12 straight games when leading at half time.
  • San Diego State has won four straight games when the opponent shoots a better percentage from the field than the Aztecs.
  • This marks the 21st time in the Steve Fisher era that the Aztecs have won a game that the opponent has shot 50 percent or better from the field.
  • Air Force field goal percentage of 51.9 was the highest allowed by the Aztecs this season.
  • San Diego State's seven turnovers were just one off the season best of six. In the last two games combined, SDSU has a total of 15 turnovers.

    Air Force Series

  • San Diego State leads the all-time series with Air Force, 49-22.
  • The Aztecs own an 18-15 advantage in games played at the Academy.
  • San Diego State snaps a two-game losing streak at Air Force, winning at Clune Arena for the first time since 2011.
  • The Aztecs hand Air Force just its second home loss in its last 10 home conference games.
  • San Diego State snaps a five-game losing streak in day game played at Clune Arena. This is SDSU's first afternoon victory at Clune Arena since Jan. 11, 2003, when SDSU was led by freshman Evan Burns' 14 points. SDSU's starting lineup that game was Aerick Sanders, Mike Mackell, Deandre Moore, Tony Bland and Travis Hanour.
  • San Diego State is 10-2 in its last 12 games against the Air Force Academy.

    Player Notes

    JJ O'Brien - game-high 18 points, career-high tying 11 rebounds, 5-8 FGs
    O'Brien posted his first double-double of the season and the fifth of his career... The 18 points were his most since he scored a career-high 19 against Arizona earlier this season... His 11 rebounds tied his career-high, set three previous times (most recently at UNLV, 2-16-13)... He was 5-of-8 from the field, marking the first time he shot above 50 percent from the field with at least five attempts since prior to suffering a bruise to his right hand against Creighton (11-29-13).

    Xavier Thames - 16 points, 5 assists, 2-3 3FGs, 4-4 FTs
    For the fourth straight game, Thames scored at least 16 points... This marked the 10th time this season he has made multiple three-point field goals in a game... Led the Aztecs in assists for the eighth time this season and the 37th time in his career... He reached double-figures for a team-high 13th time this season... Thames scored six points in the final 62 seconds of the game.

    Josh Davis - 13 points, 11 rebounds, 2 blocked shots, 5-9 FGs
    Davis posted a double-figure rebound total for a ninth straight game, the longest active streak in the nation... He posted his sixth double-double of the season and the 37th time in his career... He led the Aztecs in rebounding for the 12th time this season... He reached double figures in scoring for the fourth time in his last six games... He has led SDSU in rebounding in the last nine games in which he has played.

    Matt Shrigley - 13 points, 3-6 3FGs, 17 minutes
    Shrigley scored all 13 of his points in his eight minutes of action in the second half... The freshman reaches double figures for the sixth time this season, but first since St. Katherine on Dec. 27... Was one point from matching his career-high set against San Diego Christian... Had a total of two points in his last three games... This marked his seventh game with multiple three-point field goals.

    Winston Shepard - 14 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 0 turnovers in 28 minutes
    Shepard reaches double figures for the sixth time in his last seven games... Reached double figures for the 11th time this season and the 17th time in his career.

    Trivia

  • San Diego State is 3-0 this season wearing the red uniforms and is 12-3 in its last 15 games in red.
  • San Diego State is 22-4 in its last 26 games played during the month of January.
  • San Diego State is 4-0 this season in Sunday games and the Aztecs have won their most recent game played on all seven days of the week.