San Diego State postgame notes.
Jan. 18, 2014
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San Diego State-UNLV Postgame Notes
Final Score: No. 10/11 San Diego State 63, UNLV 52
Records: No. 10/11 San Diego State (16-1; 5-0 MW), UNLV (11-7; 2-3 MW)
Next Game: Wednesday, Jan. 22 | at San Jose State | 7 p.m. PT | ESPN3
San Diego State won its 15th straight game, which is the second-longest win streak in the 93 season of San Diego State Basketball.
The 15-game win streak is the fourth-longest active streak nationally, trailing only Wichita State (19), Arizona (18) and Syracuse (18).
SDSU has beaten six teams that advanced to the 2013 NCAA tournament, which is the fourth most nationally behind Kansas (8), Arizona (7) and Syracuse (7).
San Diego State's 15-1 record is its second-best record after 16 games in school history. The Aztecs opened the 2010-11 campaign 20-0.
The Aztecs are 82-7 in its last 89 home games and 24-1 in its last 25 home games against unranked teams.
The Aztecs improve to 24-3 as an Associated Press top-10 team.
SDSU improves to 5-0 in league play for the first time since 2011-12.
Today's attendance is 12,414. It is the 32nd consecutive sellout at Viejas Arena and the 57th in venue history.
San Diego State is 24-4 in its last 28 games played during the month of January.
San Diego State has won eight consecutive games against teams from the Pacific time zone.
SDSU held UNLV to a season-low 52 points (previous: 58 at Arizona) and a season-low field-goal percentage (30.0 percent; previous: 34.9 percent vs. Nevada).
The Aztecs never trailed, marking the seventh time this season they have accomplished the feat.
SDSU has not trailed in the second half in 11 games this season, including six of the last seven.
SDSU's 11-point margin of victory in the series is the largest by any team in the series since March 12, 2009. The last 10 games had been decided by 10 points or less.
SDSU held UNLV to its lowest first-half point total (20) since March 4, 2009, against Air Force when it also scored 20.
San Diego State limited UNLV to 24.2-percent shooting in the first half (8-for-33). It's the first time the Rebels have shot less than 25.0 percent in the first half since Dec. 4, 2012, against Portland when they also shot 24.2 percent (8-for-33).
San Diego State has won 108 consecutive games when leading with five minutes to play.
San Diego State has won 13 straight games when leading at the half and is 47-2 in the last 49 times when leading after 20 minutes.
San Diego State has won 23 games in a row when shooting better than its opponent.
The Aztecs have won six straight games when shooting below 40 percent.
SDSU shot 77.8 percent from the free-throw line, which marks its best performance since the Creighton game (83.9 percent). Its effort today is its second-best of the year.
SDSU outrebounded UNLV, 49-39, after the Rebels came into the game with a plus-4.8 rebounding margin over its opponents this season.
SDSU outrebounded UNLV by its second-highest margin of the year (plus-10). Arizona outrebounded UNLV earlier this season by 12.
San Diego State snaps a three-game losing streak against UNLV and improves to 10-4 in its last 14 games against the Rebels.
San Diego State has defeated UNLV 22 times in school history. Steve Fisher has been on the sidelines for 18 of those victories.
The Aztecs even their home record vs. UNLV to 12-12. Steve Fisher has led SDSU to nine of those wins.
SDSU has not lost four straight to UNLV since dropping 10 straight from 1985 to 2000.
UNLV is now 5-2 in its last seven road games with losses at No. 1 Arizona and No. 10 San Diego State.
Xavier Thames - 18 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 11-12 FT
Scored at least 16 points in six straight games... Matched his season high with seven rebounds... Finished with a game-high four assists (UNLV had five as a team)... Led the team in category for the ninth game this season... Made a season-high 11 free-throws... Reached double figures in scoring for the 15th time this season (47th career)... He has scored in double figures in seven straight games, which is a career long.
Josh Davis - 14 points, 14 rebounds, 2 blocked shots
Posted his seventh double-double of the season (38th career)... Grabbed at least 13 rebounds for the eighth time this season... Pulled down at least five offensive boards in three straight games and in four of his last five outings... Led the team in rebounding for the 14th time and the Aztecs are 14-0 in those games... Recorded his 12th double-figure rebounding game of the year and his eighth double-digit scoring performance of the season... Made four free-throws, which was one off his season high.
Skylar Spencer - 6 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 blocked shots
Blocked four shots after having just three in his last three games... Matched his career high with two assists... Pulled down seven rebounds after having just eight in his last three games... After going scoreless in his last two games, he scored six points today.
Dwayne Polee II - 6 points, 4 rebounds, 4 blocked shots, 3 steals
Established a career high with four blocked shots... Matched his career high with three steals... Made both of his free-throw attempts to improve to 27-for-31 dating to last season and 12-for-13 on the season.