No. rv/25 #AztecMBB-Nevada Postgame Notes

Jan. 23, 2013

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San Diego State Postgame Notes - Final Edition

Final Score: No. rv/25 San Diego State 78, Nevada 57
Records: San Diego State 15-4 overall; 3-2 MW; Nevada 10-8 overall; 1-3 MW Next Game: Saturday, Jan. 26 | vs. No. 15/17 New Mexico | Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl | 1 p.m. PT | NBC Sports Network

Career Highs / Season Highs

Winston Shepard had a career-high eight rebounds.
James Rahon had a season-high five rebounds.
J.J. O'Brien tied a season-high with 12 points (also vs. UC Santa Barbara, 12-6-12).
Jamaal Franklin had a season-high four steals.
DeShawn Stephens had a season-high two blocked shots.

Big Notes

  • San Diego State hands Nevada its widest margin of defeat this season (21 points) and hands the Wolf Pack its widest margin of defeat at Lawlor Events Center since Nov. 11, 2011.
  • San Diego State, which entered the game failing to shoot 40 percent from the field in three consecutive games for the first time since March 9-10-11, 2006, responded by connecting on 31-of-57 field goal attempts (54.4 percent). San Diego State has won 35 straight games when shooting 50 percent or better from the field. San Diego State entered the game shooting 67-of-188 (35.6 percent) from the field in its last three games and 5-for-37 (13.5 percent) from three-point range in its last two games.
  • San Diego State improves to 4-2 in January, and with one January games remaining, clinches its 23rd consecutive winning month. The Aztecs are tied with Memphis for the nation's longest active streak.
  • After not playing in two of the last four games, including at Wyoming on Saturday, junior guard Xavier Thames came off the bench to play 20 minutes. He contributed eight points, one rebounds, one assist and did not have a turnover in 20 minutes of action.

    Team Notes

  • San Diego State snaps a two-game losing streak and avoids what would have been its second three-game in-season losing streak in its last 170 games dating back to Feb. 13, 2008.
  • Steve Fisher defeats Nevada in his first meeting with the Wolf Pack. He now has victories over 146 different schools.
  • San Diego State is 14-1 in its last 15 games against teams not nationally-ranked at game time.
  • San Diego State is 6-1 in its last seven road games.
  • The Aztecs are 25-6 in their last 31 road games (80.6 percent) (streak starts March 6, 2010). That is the fourth-highest winning percentage nationally during that time, behind only Kansas (88.0), Murray State (84.8) and Wichita State (82.1, entering today, at Missouri State tonight).
  • San Diego State is 11-3 in the game immediately following its last 14 regular-season losses. The Aztecs are 22-6 in the last 28 games immediately following a regular-season defeat.
  • San Diego State has not suffered three consecutive losses in the same January since 2004. The Aztecs have played 67 games during the month of January during that span.
  • San Diego State hands Nevada just its fourth loss in its last 28 home games, dating back to Nov. 17, 2011.
  • San Diego State is 33-9 in its last 42 Mountain West Conference games.
  • San Diego State wins its 100th game since the beginning of the 2009-10 campaign, improving to 100-24 during that stretch. Entering today, only seven schools had won 100 or more games during that span: Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, Syracuse, Ohio State, Brigham Young and Virginia Commonwealth. (Butler entered today with 99 wins and plays at LaSalle tonight).
  • By comparison, San Diego State won a total of 103 games during the 1990s (from the 1989-90 through 1998-99 seasons).
  • San Diego State has won 101 football and men's basketball games since the beginning of the 2010 football season. That is the highest total in the country, one game ahead of Syracuse (100).

    Player Notes

    Chase Tapley - 17 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds,1 blocked shot
    Tapley led San Diego State in scoring for the sixth time this season and the 26th time in his career... The senior reached double figures for the 13th time this season and the 70th time in his career...His four assists were one off his season-high and his most since dishing out five against Texas Southern (Dec. 3, 2012)... He had three three-point field goals giving him at least one trey in four straight games... He now has 1,348 career points... On Saturday he will likely become the eighth player in school history to start 100 games.

    Jamaal Franklin - 14 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals
    Franklin set a season-high for steals with four... He recorded his sixth straight double-digits scoring game, his 17th double-figure scoring game of his career and the 47th game with at least 10 points... He has at least five assists in five of his last 11 games... He led the team in assists for the ninth time this season and the 14th time in his career... He made a three-point field goal giving him a trey in six consecutive games... He now has 942 career points.

    JJ O'Brien - 12 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists
    Tied a season-high with 12 points (also vs. UC Santa Barbara, Dec. 6, 2012)... O'Brien reached double figures for the fourth time this season and the 10th time in his career... The sophomore reached the plateau for the first time since a 10 point outing against Arizona (Dec. 25, 2012)... He added a team-high three offensive rebounds... He had two assists without committing a turnover.

    Winston Shepard - 9 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists
    Shepard pulled down a career-high eight rebounds... With nine points tonight, the freshman now has 37 points in his last three games (12.3 ppg)... His four field goals made tied a career best.

    James Rahon - 8 points, 5 rebounds
    Made his fourth start of the season, the 40th of his Aztec career and the 57th of his college career tonight... He played 28 minutes without a turnover, marking his 15th turnover free game of the season... He entered the game ranked fourth in the country in fewest turnovers per 40 minutes... His five rebounds are a season-high.

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