SDSU Men's Hoops-Wyoming Postgame Notes

Nolan Narain had a career-high 18 points in SDSU's 87-77 win over Wyoming.
Nolan Narain had a career-high 18 points in SDSU's 87-77 win over Wyoming.
Feb. 14, 2018

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Gameday Central | San Diego State-Wyoming Postgame Notes

Final Score: San Diego State 87, Wyoming 77
Records: San Diego State (14-10; 6-7 MW), Wyoming (16-10; 7-6 MW)
Next Game: Saturday, Feb. 17, vs. UNLV, 1 p.m. PT | CBS Sports Network | 101.5 KGB, XTRA Sports 1360, Fox Sports IE 1350
**Look-Ahead Notes: SDSU is looking to avenge a loss to UNLV earlier this season… The Aztecs have won four straight at home vs. the Runnin’ Rebels.

Game Notes
Malik Pope became the 33rd member of San Diego State’s 1,000-point club.
• SDSU is one of five teams nationally with at least four 1,000-point scorers (Cincinnati, Nevada, North Carolina, Saint Mary’s). The current 1,000-point scorers on San Diego State’s roster are Jeremy Hemsley, Trey Kell, Malik Pope and Devin Watson.
• SDSU won its 64th straight game when shooting 50 percent or better.
• SDSU’s bench outscored Wyoming’s bench tonight, 40-1. San Diego State had 10 bench points in its last two games combined.
• SDSU improved to 152-31 in its last 183 games when outrebounding its opponent.
• SDSU posted its largest rebounding margin (+14) in a MW game this season.
• SDSU recorded its fourth 20-assist game of the season.
• San Diego State enjoyed its largest halftime margin in a Mountain West game this season (22 points; 53-31).
• The Aztecs had 27 points from the bench in the first half. Wyoming scored 31 as a team in the first 20 minutes.
• The Aztecs have won their last three games that have occurred on Valentine’s Day (2009 vs. Wyoming; 2015 vs. Colorado State; 2018 vs. Wyoming).
• SDSU outscored Wyoming, 44-22, in the paint.

Series Notes
• The Aztecs win their 10th straight home game vs. Wyoming and have not dropped a home game to the Cowboys since 2007.
• SDSU is 11-1 in its last 12 home games vs. Wyoming.
• San Diego State levels the all-time series at 41 games apiece and improves to 26-11 all-time at home vs. the Cowboys.

Player Notes

Nolan Narain – 18 points, 4 rebounds
Posted a career-high 18 points… Reached double figures in scoring in the first half alone with 10 points… Posted his second double-figure scoring game of the season and of his career… Led the team in scoring for the first time of his career… Entered tonight having scored 12 points vs. Mountain West foes… Made a career-best eight buckets.

Jalen McDaniels – 16 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
Registered his 13th double-figure scoring performance of the season… Made six of his nine attempts from the field after he was 7-for-11 from the field in his previous two games combined.

Jordan Schakel – 14 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal
Set a career high with 14 points… Had 11 points in the first half, which included a career-high three three-pointers… Posted his first career double-digit scoring game… Tied a career high with five rebounds.

Devin Watson – 13 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists
Recorded his 19th double-figure scoring game of the season (61st career)… He has scored at least nine points in 14 straight games.

Malik Pope – 10 points, 9 rebounds, 1 blocked shot, 2 assists
Became the 33rd member of the school’s 1,000-point club… Now has exactly 1,000 points for his career… Posted his 16th double-figure scoring game of the season and the 45th of his career… Led the team in rebounding for the 10th time this season and 32nd time of his career.

Trey Kell – 6 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal
Returned from a three-game absence (left ankle)… Had his second-most assists in a game this season (6), one off a season high… Recorded his fifth zero-turnover game this season.

Max Montana – 3 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal
Established a career high with four assists.

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