Men's Basketball-UNLV Postgame Notes

Jan. 17, 2017

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Final Score: San Diego State 64, UNLV 51
Next Game: Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Air Force, 7 p.m. MT, ESPN3

Team Notes

• San Diego State wins its third straight Mountain West game, all by double figures, for the first time since Feb. 6-13, 2007.
• The Aztecs defeat UNLV for a ninth straight game and for the sixth consecutive time at Thomas & Mack Center. No other team in the last 21 seasons has won as many as eight consecutive games against the Runnin’ Rebels.
• San Diego State wins its third game in a row to even its Mountain West record to 3-3 and earns its first road victory of the season.
• San Diego State is tied with Nevada for the longest active win streak in the Mountain West.
• During its current three-game winning streak, SDSU has outscored its opposition, 214-167 (+47 points).
• San Diego State, which entered last Saturday’s game alone in 11th place in the Mountain West, is now is a tie for fourth place (does not include the outcome of the New Mexico-Boise State game).
• While improving to 6-0 vs. UNLV in its last six at Thomas & Mack Center, the rest of the country is 16-45.
• SDSU has handed UNLV 14 of its last 65 home losses since 2001-02 or 21.5 percent of the Runnin’ Rebels’ losses.
Steve Fisher picked up his 26th win over UNLV, which is the most among active Division I head coaches. Steve Alford (UCLA) is in second place with eight.
• Fisher has led San Diego State to 26 of its 30 wins over UNLV. SDSU was 4-17 vs. the Rebels prior to his arrival.
• Fisher also won his 29th game at Thomas & Mack Center, which is the second-most among active Division I coaches (Lon Kruger – 100).
• The Aztecs are 10-3 inside Thomas & Mack Center since the 2013-14 season.
• Fisher is 2-0 all-time vs. former SDSU assistant coach Marvin Menzies. The Aztecs defeated Menzies’ New Mexico State team in the second round of the 2014 NCAA tournament.

Game Notes

• San Diego State held UNLV to 51 points, its lowest point total in a home game since Feb. 18, 2015.
• UNLV has been held to 51 points or less at home six times since March 13, 2009, three of those times San Diego State has been the opponent.
• During SDSU’s nine-game winning streak against the Rebels, the Aztecs have held UNLV to 189-501 (37.7 percent) from the field and 41-of-156 (26.3 percent) from three-point range.
• The Aztecs made 14 straight free throws before finishing the game 14-for-15 (season-high 93.3 percent).
• SDSU’s 93.3-percent accuracy from the free-throw line is the fourth-best effort in school history in a Mountain West game.

Trends

• San Diego State improves to 55-4 in its last 59 games in which it has led at the half.
• The Aztecs improved to 121-11 in the last 132 games when holding their opponent under 60 points.
• SDSU is 246-4 the last 250 times it has led with five minutes remaining.
• San Diego State is 37-5 the last 42 times it has shot at least 38.9 percent from the field.
• The Aztecs are 117-17 the last 134 times the opponent has shot 40 percent or less from the field.

Player Notes

Trey Kell – season-high 24 points, 9-15 FGs, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
Had a season-high 24 points, eclipsing his previous best this season with 23 in the season-opening victory against San Diego (11-11-16)… Now has three 20-point scoring games this season and five in his career… Reached double figures for the 13th time this season and the 47th time in his career… Led the team in scoring for the fifth time this season and the 21st time in his career… Season highs in points (24) and field goals (career-high-tying 9)… At one point, he scored 13 of SDSU’s 15 points to help the Aztecs pull away… He ended up scoring 16 of the team’s final 20 points.

Dakarai Allen – 10 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blocked shot
Reached double figures in scoring for the third time this season, all of which were Aztec wins… It was his 15th career double-digit scoring game… He was 3-for-6 from the field, marking the 11th time in the last 13 games he has shot at least 50 percent from the floor.

Max Hoetzel – 9 points, 5 rebounds, 1 blocked shot, 3 steals
Made 3-of-4 from three-point distance and is now 21-for-38 from three-point range in Mountain West action… Had a career-high three steals and matched his career best with one blocked shot.

Valentine Izundu – 2 points, 3 rebounds, 4 blocked shots
Blocked a game- and season-high four shots… Made his only field-goal attempt and is now 10-for-11 from the field in Mountain West action.

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