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No. 5/5 #AztecMBB-Nevada Postgame Notes

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

Feb. 8, 2014

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San Diego State-Nevada Postgame NotesGet Acrobat Reader

Final Score: No. 5/5 San Diego State 73, Nevada 58
Records: No. 5/5 San Diego State (21-1; 10-0 MW), Nevada (12-12; 7-4 MW)
Next Game: Tuesday, Feb. 11 | at Wyoming | 8 p.m. PT | ESPNU

Top Notes

• San Diego State ties the school record by winning its 20th consecutive game. The Aztecs have now gone 86 days without a defeat. The only other 20-game win streak in the 93 seasons of Aztec Basketball came when SDSU opened the 2010-11 campaign with 20 straight wins. The 20-game win streak is the third-longest active streak in the country, trailing Wichita State and Syracuse, entering today.
• San Diego State extends its school-record conference win streak to 10 games.
• San Diego State has won 10 consecutive home games. That is tied for the eighth-longest homecourt win streak in school history.
• San Diego State wins its 10th Mountain West game of the season. That is one more league win than SDSU had all of last season when the Aztecs posted a 9-7 league record.
• San Diego State has clinched a ninth consecutive winning conference record. That extends the longest streak in school history.

Game Notes

• SDSU shot 52.1 percent from the floor. It has shot at least 50 percent from the field in two straight games for the second time this season and first time since the San Diego Christian and College of Charleston games.
• San Diego State improved to 111-0 in its last 111 when leading with five minutes to play.
• SDSU improves to 17-0 this season and 231-42 under Steve Fisher when leading at halftime.
• In its last 53 games when leading at halftime, SDSU is 51-2.

Series Notes

• San Diego State leads the all-time series with Nevada, 8-3. The Aztecs have won all three in the Mountain West era.
• SDSU has won three straight vs. the Wolf Pack, which is the second-longest streak in the history of the series.
• The Aztecs improve to 4-1 vs. Nevada in games played in San Diego.

Player Notes

Xavier Thames - 17 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal
Posted his 20th double-figure scoring game of the year... Extended his career-long double-figure scoring streak to 12 straight games... Has scored in double figures 52 times in his career... Made 8-of-9 free-throw attempts and is now 30 for his last 32 ... Needs just two points for 1,000 for his Aztec career ... Had five assists, which ties for his second most on the season.

Winston Shepard - 16 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist
Reached double figures in 16 games this season (22nd career)... Has scored in double figures in four of his last five games ... Tied his career high with seven made field goals.

Josh Davis - 9 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal JJ O'Brien - 8 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal
Tied his season high with three assists ... Was a perfect 4-for-4 from the free-throw line, marking the first time in his career that he made at least four free-throws without missing an attempt.

Dwayne Polee II - 8 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals
Tied a career high with three steals in just 14 minutes off the bench.

Skylar Spencer - 6 points, 3 rebounds, 4 blocks
Posted his seventh game of the season with least four blocked shots... The last time he had at least four blocked shots was against UNLV when he had four.