#AztecMBB-San Jose State Postgame Notes

Jan. 22, 2014

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San Diego State Postgame Notes at San Jose State
*** Final Edition
Final Score:
No. 7/7 San Diego State 75, San Jose State 50
Records: No. 7/7 San Diego State (17-1; 6-0 MW), San Jose State (6-13; 0-6 MW)
Next Game: Saturday, Jan. 25 | at Utah State | 9 p.m. MT / 8 p.m. PT | ESPNU

Top Notes

  • San Diego State won its 16th straight game, which is the second-longest win streak in the 93 season of San Diego State Basketball.
  • The 16-game win streak is the fourth-longest active streak nationally, trailing only Wichita State (20) Arizona (18) and Syracuse (18).
  • San Diego State won its 39th consecutive game against teams from the state of California. It is tied for the longest streak by any team against any one state since the 1996-97 season, matching Syracuse vs. schools from New York).
  • San Diego State has won eight straight road/neutral games. It is the third longest streak in school history and entered this evening tied with Wichita State (8) for second nationally, trailing only Michigan State (9).
  • San Diego State improves to 6-0 in conference play for the first time in 44 seasons at the Division I level. The last time an Aztec squad opened league play 6-0 was in 1966-67 when SDSU was a member of the CCAA.
  • San Diego State has won nine consecutive games against teams from the Pacific time zone. It is the third longest streak nationally, trailing Duke (16) and Syracuse (11).
  • San Diego State has won nine straight games played during the month of January.
  • San Diego State's 16-1 record is its second-best record after 17 games in school history. The Aztecs opened the 2010-11 campaign 20-0.

    Game Notes

  • San Diego State went on a 16-0 run early in the second half to take a five-point lead to 21. Aztec points during the run came from : Shepard 5, Polee 4, Thames 3, Spencer 2, O'Brien 2. The Aztecs were 6-of-8 from the field during the spurt and forced four Spartan turnovers.
  • As part of that run, was a 32-2 San Diego State run, during which the score went from 35-30 to 67-32.
  • San Diego State held San Jose State to 50 points (ties season low), 33.3 percent field goal shooting (second lowest of the season) and five three-point field goals (season low).
  • San Diego State set season highs for offensive rebounds (20), free throws attempted (39).
  • San Diego State shot a season low from three-point range (15.4 percent).
  • San Diego State never trailed in the game and won eight games this in which it never trailed.
  • The Aztecs did not trail in the second half marking the 12th time this season that has occurred. San Diego State has not trailed after intermission in seven of its last eight games.
  • San Diego State had a season-high seven dunks tonight. The previous high was six dunks.
  • Josh Davis recorded his NCAA leading 12th consecutive double-rebound game. With 10 points and 12 rebounds he posted his eighth double-double of the season and the 39th of his career.
  • Winston Shepard had a season-high six assists to go along with 12 points and nine rebounds. The six assists are tied for the most by an Aztec player this season.
  • This is the 12th time this season San Diego State has held an opponent to 40 percent or less field goal shooting (12-0).
  • This is the 10th time this season San Diego State has held an opponent to 60 points or less (10-0).
  • San Diego State had advantages in points in the paint (44-24), points off turnovers (28-10) and second-chance points (17-7).

    Player Notes

    Xavier Thames (game-high 15 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 25 minutes)
    Thames led San Diego State in scoring for the third straight game, the 13th time this season and the 19th time in his career... He reached double figures for the eighth straight game, a team-high 16th time this season and the 48th time in his career... Made a three-point field goal and now has a trey in 17 of SDSU's 18 games this season... His 25 minutes played were his fewest since St. Katherine (21) on Dec. 27, 2013... Had one turnover and now has one TO or less in four of his last five games... Has a t least one steal in 16 of 18 games this year.

    Winston Shepard (12 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 blocked shot, 1 steal)
    Shepard flirted with his second career double-double, but missed it by one rebound... He posted a season-high six assists, matching the highest assist total for an Aztec player this season... He has scored in double figures in eight of his last 10 games, 13 times this season and 19 times in his career... The nine rebounds were one short of his career high earlier this season against Creighton on Nov. 29, 2013... He has 18 rebounds in his last two games... He has multiple assists in four consecutive games.

    Skylar Spencer (12 points, 4 rebounds, 4-4 FGs, 1 blocked shot)
    Spencer reached double figures in scoring for the first time at Kansas on Jan. 5, 2014... He posted his fourth career 10+ point game and is the fifth of his career... He has made his last seven field goal attempts (over the previous two games)... He scored 12 points tonight, which matched his total in the previous four games combined (12)... Has a blocked shot in 17 of 18 games this season.

    Josh Davis (10 points, game-high 12 rebounds)
    Celebrated his 23rd birthday... Davis extended his NCAA best streak of double-digit rebound games to 12... He posted his second straight double-double, the eighth of the season and the 39th of his career... His streak of 12 straight 30+ minute games came to an end as he logged 27 minutes.


  • San Diego State has won 109 straight games when leading with five minutes to play.
  • San Diego State is 14-0 this season when leading at half time.
  • San Diego State outrebounded San Jose State, 46-36, and is 14-0 this season when having an edge in the category.
  • San Diego State outscored San Jose State 25-9 at the line and is 14-1 when having more FTA this season.
  • Amazingly, San Diego State is 7-1 this season when shooting 40 percent or less from the field.
  • San Diego State has won 14 straight games when holding its opponent to 40 percent or less from the field.
  • The Aztecs have won eight straight games played on a Wednesday.
  • The Aztecs improve to 4-0 this season and are 13-3 the last 16 times SDSU has worn red uniforms.

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