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No. 5 #AztecMBB-Colorado State Postgame Notes


Feb. 1, 2014

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Final Score: No. 5/5 San Diego State 65, Colorado State 56
Records: No. 5/5 San Diego State (19-1; 8-0 MW), Colorado State (12-9; 3-6 MW)
Next Game: Wednesday, Feb. 5 | at Boise State | 7:15 p.m. MT | CBS Sports Network

300
Steve Fisher wins his 300th game at San Diego State. Only 18 active Division I coaches have won 300 games at their current school.
• San Diego State games Steve Fisher coached to reach...
o 100 wins: 205 games (SDSU record: 100-105)
o 200 wins: 144 games (SDSU record: 100-44)
o 300 wins: 122 games (SDSU record: 100-22)
• Prior to Fisher's arrival at SDSU, it took the Aztecs 676 games to accumulate 300 wins. It has taken Fisher 472 games to reach 300 victories.

Streaks
• San Diego State won its 18th straight game, which is the second-longest win streak in the 93 season of San Diego State basketball.
• The 18-game win streak is the fourth-longest active streak nationally, trailing only Wichita State (23), Arizona (21) and Syracuse (21).
Steve Fisher wins his 300th game at San Diego State. Only 18 active Division I coaches have won 300 games at their current school.
• San Diego State has won a school-record-tying eight consecutive conference games (1966-67 and 2006 seasons).
• The Aztecs improve to 7-1 this season vs. teams that advanced to the 2013 NCAA tournament.

Season Record
• San Diego State's 19-1 record is its second-best record after 20 games in school history. The Aztecs opened the 2010-11 campaign 20-0.
• San Diego State improves to 8-0 in conference play for the first time in the program's 93 seasons of basketball.

Colorado State Series
• San Diego State defeats Colorado State for the 11th straight time at home.
• The Aztecs have won five of the last six vs. the Rams and 14 of the last 16 meetings.
• SDSU improves to 23-12 all-time vs. CSU at home and trails the all-time series, 37-36. Prior to Fisher's arrival at San Diego State, the Aztecs were 12-27 vs. the Rams.
• Under Steve Fisher, SDSU is 24-10 vs. Colorado State. The 24 wins against the Rams is the most for Fisher against any one opponent.

Game Notes
• San Diego State held CSU to 20 first-half points, which marked the seventh Aztec foe to score 20 points or less in the first half this season.
• SDSU did not make a three-point field goal for the first time since Dec. 13, 2010, vs. Cal Poly.
• SDSU improves to 110-0 in its last 110 when leading with five minutes to go.

Player Notes

Xavier Thames - 24 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 0 turnovers, 12-12 FT's
- Recorded 24 points to record his second straight game with at least 20 points... Has scored at least 20 points in back-to-back games for the second time this season (first was vs. Creighton and Marquette)... Has scored at least 20 in back-to-back games three times in his career... Posted his 18th double-figure scoring game of the year... Extended his career-long double-figure scoring streak to 10 straight games... Has scored in double figures 50 times in his career... Tied a season high with seven rebounds... Set a season high with 12 made free-throws (career high is 13)... Has gone two straight games without a turnover and has just one over his last three games (99 minutes).

Winston Shepard - 17 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
- Scored in double figures for the third straight game, the sixth time in seven games, the 15th time this season and the 21st time in his career... It is the third time in conference play this year that he scored 17 points.

Aqeel Quinn - 8 points, 1 rebound
- Made his first start as an Aztec and the 11th of his career... It was his first start since Feb. 25, 2012, at UC Irvine when he played for Cal State Northridge.

Dakarai Allen - 6 points, 3 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal
- Scored six points, his most in a Mountain West game... Tied a career high with three rebounds.

Skylar Spencer - 3 points, 7 rebounds, 3 blocks, 1 steal
- Blocked his 100th career shot with his swat early in the second half in his 54th career game... Has a blocked shot in 43 career games, including 23 of his last 24 games... Has multiple blocked shots for the 11th time in his last 14 games and the 27th time of his career... Had at least three blocked shots for the ninth time this season.

JJ O'Brien - 1 point, 10 rebounds, 1 block
- Logged his second double-figure rebounding performance of the season and the fifth of his career... Finished one rebound shy of tying a career high... Led the team in rebounds for the third time this year and eighth time of his Aztec career.

Trends
• San Diego State is 16-0 this season and 50-2 in its last 52 games in which it has been leading at the half.
• The Aztecs have won 110 straight when leading with five minutes left.
• SDSU was +6 in turnover margin tonight (4-10), and is now 14-1 this season when owning an advantage in that category.
• The Aztecs are 16-1 this season and winners of 15 straight when attempting more free throws in a game (attempts: SDSU 34, Colorado State 18).
• San Diego State is 13-0 this year when shooting better than its opponent and has won 25 straight in those occasions. The Aztecs are 95-2 over their last 97 when shooting better than their opponent.
• SDSU improved to 4-0 on Saturday this year and is now 34-9 over its last 43 games played on Saturday.