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No. 5 #AztecMBB-Boise State Postgame Notes

San Diego State postgame notes.
San Diego State postgame notes.

Feb. 5, 2014

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Final Score: No. 5/5 San Diego State 67, Boise State 65
Records: No. 5/5 San Diego State (20-1; 9-0 MW), Boise State (15-8; 5-5 MW)
Next Game: Saturday, Feb. 8 | vs. Nevada | 7 p.m. PT | ESPN3

Top Notes
• SDSU overcame a 14-point second-half deficit, which is tied for the largest comeback of the Steve Fisher era (vs. Monmouth, Nov. 22, 2004; vs. UC Santa Barbara, Dec. 22, 1999).
Dwayne Polee II nailed the game-winning three-pointer, which is the team's first since Chase Tapley's three-pointer vs. Boise State last season on Feb. 6, 2013. He finished with nine points, one rebound, one assist, a game-high two blocked shots and one steal in 19 minutes.
Xavier Thames scored 20 or more points for the third straight game, which is a new career long. Thames finished with 23 points.
• The 11-point halftime deficit overcome for a victory is the largest of the season. It eclipses the nine-point halftime hole the Aztecs overcame vs. Washington back on Dec. 8.
• This is the third time SDSU has overcome a double-digit deficit to win this season (vs. Creighton, vs. Washington).
• SDSU has won 43 straight games when shooting at least 50 percent from the floor. The Aztecs made 58.5 percent of their field-goal attempts.
• The Aztecs are 17-1 this season and winners of 16 straight when attempting more free throws in a game (attempts: SDSU 20, Boise State 9).
• San Diego State is 14-0 this year when shooting better than its opponent and has won 26 straight in those occasions. The Aztecs are 96-2 over their last 98 when shooting better than their opponent.

Streaks
• San Diego State won its 19th straight game, which is the second-longest win streak in the 93 season of San Diego State basketball.
• The 19-game win streak is the fourth-longest active streak nationally (entering tonight), trailing only Wichita State (24) and Syracuse (22).
• San Diego State has set a school record with its ninth consecutive conference victory, which is tied for the sixth-longest nationally.
• SDSU wins its 10th straight road/neutral game, which is tied for the longest winning streak in the nation (Wichita State).
• San Diego State wins its 20th game of the season, which gives the program its ninth straight 20-win campaign.
• The Aztecs improve to 8-1 this season vs. teams that advanced to the 2013 NCAA tournament.
• SDSU improves to 4-0 this season in the Mountain Time Zone.

Season Record
• San Diego State's 20-1 record matches the best record after 21 games in school history (2010-11).
• San Diego State improves to 9-0 in conference play for the first time in the program's 93 seasons of basketball.

Boise State Series
• SDSU posts its third straight win over Boise State.
• The Aztecs improve to 8-1 all-time vs. the Broncos and 2-1 in games played at Boise State.
• This is the fifth straight game in which the margin of victory has been six points or less between these teams.
• Six of the last seven have been decided by six points or less.

Player Notes

Xavier Thames - 23 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 10-11 FTs, 3-4 3FGs, 5-7 FGs
Recorded 23 points to record his third straight game with at least 20 points... His three-game 20-point scoring streak is a new career long... Posted his 19th double-figure scoring game of the year... Extended his career-long double-figure scoring streak to 11 straight games... Has scored in double figures 51 times in his career... Made 10-of-11 free-throw attempts and is now 22 for his last 23... Made at least three three-point field goals for the seventh time this season... Was 3-for-5 from distance after going 0-for-5 in his last outing.

Josh Davis - 10 points, 5 rebounds, 1 blocked shot, 5-7 FGs
Returned to the lineup after a one-game hiatus and posted his 10th double-figure scoring game of the season (62nd career)... His five field goals were one off his season high.