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#AztecMBB-Fresno State Postgame Notes

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

Feb. 9, 2013

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Final Score: No. rv/T-25 San Diego State 75, Fresno State 53
Records: San Diego State 18-5 overall; 6-3 MW; Fresno State 8-14; 2-7 MW
Next Game: Wednesday, Feb. 13 | at Colorado State | Moby Arena | 7 p.m. PT | CBS Sports Network

Big Notes

• San Diego State has won four of its last five games, with three of the victories coming by 20 or more points. SDSU won by 21 (78-57) at Nevada on Jan. 23, by 21 (55-34) vs. New Mexico on Jan. 26 and by 22 (Feb. 9) today. On the season, seven of the Aztecs' 18 wins have been by at least 20 points.

• San Diego State wins its 33rd consecutive game against teams from California. According to STATS, Inc., that is the longest active streak by any team against any state in the country (includes games since the 1996-97 season).

• Junior guard Jamaal Franklin became the 28th player in school history to record 1,000 career points. He is the third player on the current Aztec roster with 1,000 points, joining Chase Tapley and James Rahon.

• Franklin becomes just the 11th Aztecs player to score 1,000 career points and 500 rebounds with SDSU.

Team Notes

• San Diego State defeats Fresno State for the sixth consecutive time.

• San Diego State has won 30 straight games when leading at the half.

• San Diego State has won 87 straight games when leading with five minutes to play.

• San Diego State led for the final 36:49 of the game and led by double digits the last 18:43 of the contest and by 20 or more points the final 12:26.

• San Diego State's 75 points were the most surrendered by a Fresno State team since Dec. 22, 2012 (UCLA 91, Fresno State 78).

• San Diego State has held its opponent to less than 60 points in four of its last six games.

• San Diego State scored a season-high 50 points in the second half.

• The Aztecs held Fresno State to 17 points in the first half. It marked the fifth time in the last six games that SDSU has held an opponent 20 points or less in a half.

• San Diego State had a 43-33 rebound advantage. The Aztecs have a had +10 rebound margin or better four of their last five games.

• San Diego State has won 36 straight games when shooting 50 percent or better from the field.

• San Diego State has won seven straight games and is 50-3 in its last 53 games when holding its opponent to 40 percent or less from the field.

• San Diego State played 14 student-athletes tonight, 11 of whom scored a point.

• In its last eight games, San Diego State opponents are 174-449 from the field (38.8 percent) and 46-153 from three-point range (30.1 percent).

• San Diego State is 14-0 this season when shooting 25.0 percent or better from three-point range.

• Four San Diego State players scored within the first four minutes of the game.

Program Notes

• San Diego State wins its 33rd consecutive games against teams from California. According to STATS, Inc., that is the longest active streak by any team against any state in the country (includes games since the 1996-97 season). Below is a look at the longest active streaks.

Rk.	School			vs. State	Streak	Location of games (H-A-N)
1.	San Diego State		California	33	22-8-3
2.	Syracuse		New York	32	28-4-0
	Connecticut		Connecticut	32	31-1-0
4.	Ohio State		Pennsylvania	22	11-8-3

• At 18-5 overall, San Diego State matches its third-best 23-game record in its Division I history.

• San Diego State is 56-1 in its last 57 home games against teams not ranked at game time.

• San Diego State owns the Mountain West Conference's best league record since the beginning of the 2008-09 season (52-19), the 2009-10 season (41-14) and the 2010-11 season (30-9).

• San Diego State leads the nation with 104 football and men's basketball victories since the beginning of the 2010-11 academic year. Brigham Young and Syracuse entered the day ranked second in the category with 101.

• Today's game is officially a sellout (12,414). It marks the 44th sellout for San Diego State in school history and the 19th straight regular-season home sellout for SDSU.

Steve Fisher records his 276th victory at San Diego State and his 460th overall.

Individual Notes

Jamaal Franklin (14 points, game-high 11 rebounds)
Became the 28th player in school history to record 1,000 career points and the 11th player in school history to record 1,000 points and 500 rebounds with SDSU... Posted his ninth double-double of the season and 22nd of his career... The double-figure scoring effort is his 21st of the season and 51st of his career (42 of last 43 also)... The double-digit rebounding game is his ninth of the season (22nd career)... Led the team in rebounding for the 16th time this season (34th career)... Attempted 10 free throws tonight and now has 30 free throw attempts in his last three games... Has 29 rebounds in his last three games... Recorded a steal for the eighth consecutive game... Has 1,005 career points (tied for 27th place all-time) and 501 rebounds (16th place Division I era).

Xavier Thames (5 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocked shots, 0 turnovers)
Played today after missing the last two games with a lower back strain... The Aztecs went 84:46 without Thames seeing the court (all 40 minutes of games at Air Force and Boise State and the first 4:46 of today's game)... Has played 78 straight minutes without a turnover... Had three assists for the first time since having three vs. Indiana State back at the Diamond Head Classic... Grabbed a season-high four rebounds... Blocked a career-high two shots... He has made his last eight free throw attempts.

Chase Tapley (9 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds)
Had missed 12 straight 3FGA before draining the game-winner against Boise State on Wednesday... Made his first two three-point FGA today to give him three straight made treys...Committed his first turnover in three games with 7:40 remaining in the first half... During that stretch, the senior had 16 assists and no turnovers... For the first time in his career, he has at least five assists in three straight games... Finished with a season-high tying six assists... He has 17 assists and just three turnovers in his last three games.

James Rahon (14 points, 2-4 3FG)
Scored in double figures for the third straight game, which is the first time he has accomplished the feat as an Aztec... It's the first time he has scored in double figures in three straight games since Jan. 29, 2009-Feb. 5, 2009, when he was at Santa Clara... He has seven double-digit scoring efforts this season (49 career)... Led the team in scoring for the second straight game and third time this season... Made a season-high six field goals for the third straight game... San Diego State is 16-1 the last two seasons when he makes multiple three-point field goals... Has multiple threes in three straight games (8-21 during that stretch)...Had no turnovers for the second straight game and the 18th time this season.

Winston Shepard (10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists)
Matched his career high for field goals made with four... Posted his fourth career double-digit scoring performance and first since the game at Wyoming... Has finished with multiple assists in three straight games.

Skylar Spencer (6 points, 6 rebounds, 3 blocked shots)
Blocked multiple shots for the 10th time this season... He has seven in his last two games ... Blocked at least three shots for the seventh time this season... Made all three of his field goal attempts and has now made 14 of his last 15 from the field... His 35 blocked shots for the season put him alone in third place on the school's freshman chart and are the most during the Steve Fisher era... His six rebounds tie for his second-highest game total, eclipsed only by his 11 rebounds at USC (11-25-12).

Dwayne Polee II (8 points)
Equaled his career high with a pair of three-pointers... He entered the day having made one of 10 three-point field-goal attempts this season (6-for-32 career)... Recorded his first career dunk... The eight points matched his second highest output of the season.