San Diego State postgame notes.
Jan. 15, 2014
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San Diego State-Fresno State Postgame Notes
Final Score: No. 10/11 San Diego State 68, Fresno State 60
Records: No. 10/11 San Diego State (15-1; 4-0 MW), Fresno State (8-10; 1-4 MW)
Next Game: Saturday, Jan. 18 | vs. UNLV | 3 p.m. PT | CBS Sports Network
San Diego State won its 14th straight game, which is the second-longest win streak in the 93 season of San Diego State Basketball.
The 14-game win streak is the fourth-longest active streak nationally, trailing only Wichita State (18), Arizona (17) and Syracuse (17).
San Diego State's 14-1 record is its second-best record after 15 games in school history. The Aztecs opened the 2010-11 campaign 20-0.
SDSU has won its last 38 games vs. teams from the state of California (38-0). That is the second longest active streak by any team against any state in the country (trails only Syracuse vs. New York state).
SDSU won for the 107th straight game when leading with 5:00 to play.
Tied the school record for fewest turnovers in a game with four. The other time was Feb. 8, 2011, vs. Utah.
Won its fifth game of the season when shooting under 40.0 percent from the field. SDSU shot 33.3 percent for the game.
The Aztecs are 81-7 in its last 88 home games and 23-1 in its last 24 home games against unranked teams.
The Aztecs improve to 23-3 as an Associated Press top-10 team.
SDSU improves to 4-0 in league play for the first time since 2011-12 and for the third time in the last four seasons.
Attempted a season-high 41 free-throws, its most since attempting 41 vs. CSU Bakersfield last season on Jan. 2, 2013.
Held its 10th opponent to under 40.0 percent shooting from the floor. Fresno State finished at 38.2 percent.
Fresno State Series
San Diego State leads the all-time series with Fresno State, 57-48.
The Aztecs own a 37-17 advantage in games played in San Diego.
SDSU has won seven straight games against the Bulldogs, including four in a row at Viejas Arena.
Xavier Thames - game-high 28 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 0 turnovers, 8-13 FG, 3-5 3FG, 9-11 FT
Posted his fourth 20-point effort of the year (seventh career)... The 28 points was one shy of his career high... Set a career high with nine made field goals... Committed zero turnovers for the fifth time this season (eighth game with one turnover or less)... For the fifth straight game, Thames scored at least 16 points... This marked the 11th time this season he has made multiple three-point field goals in a game... Posted his fifth game with at least three three-pointers... He reached double-figures for a team-high 14th time this season.
Winston Shepard - 17 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 blocked shot
Shepard reaches double figures for the seventh time in his last eight games... His 17 points matches his second-high total of the season... Reached double figures for the 12th time this season and the 18th time in his career... Made nine free-throws, which was one of his career high... Attempted a career-high 14 free-throws.
Josh Davis - game-high 13 rebounds, 2 points, 1 blocked shot
Davis posted a double-figure rebound total for a 10th straight game, the longest active streak in the nation... Matched his season high with six offensive rebounds... He led the Aztecs in rebounding for the 13th time this season... He has led SDSU in rebounding in the last 10 games in which he has played.
JJ O'Brien - 7 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals
Pulled down eight rebounds, giving him 19 in his last two games... The 19 boards is a two-game season high... Had a season-high two steals... Had two assists, his highest single-game total since dishing two vs. Southern Utah back on Dec. 18.