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No. 6/7 #AztecMBB-Utah State Postgame Notes

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

Feb. 18, 2014

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Final Score: No. 6/7 San Diego State 60, Utah State 45
Records: No. 6/7 San Diego State (23-2; 12-1 MW), Utah State (15-11; 5-9 MW)
Next Game: Saturday, Feb. 22 | at New Mexico | 8 p.m. MT | ESPN2

General Notes

• The Aztecs held Utah State to 45 points, tied for its fourth fewest in a game since 1996.
• SDSU improves to 23-2 overall, which is the second-best 25-game record in school history (24-1 in 2010-11).
• The Aztecs win their 12th straight home game, which is the eighth-longest in school history, and one short of the seventh-longest streak.
• San Diego State has won 22 of its last 23 games overall (22-1).
• The Aztecs are 12-1 in league play for the first-time ever. Last year, San Diego State went 9-7 in Mountain West action.
• The 12 conference victories are the third-most ever in a single league season (14 in 2010-11, 13 in 2005-06).
• SDSU wins its 10th straight home February game. The Aztecs have not suffered a home loss in February since Feb. 15, 2012.
• Eight Aztecs grabbed at least one rebound and six had at least one assist.

Series Notes

• San Diego State improves to 2-3 all-time vs. Utah State.
• After losing the first three in the series, the Aztecs have rebounded to win the last two.
• SDSU evens its home record vs. the Aggies to 1-1.

Trends

• San Diego State has won 17 straight and is now 15-0 this season when limiting its opponents to 40 percent or less shooting from the floor.
• SDSU has won 29 in a row and is 17-0 this year when shooting better than its foe.
• The Aztecs won their 19th straight game when leading at halftime. SDSU led, 35-22, at the break.

Player Notes

Matt Shrigley - 15 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 1 steal
Established a career high with 15 points... Reached double figures in scoring for the first time since the game at Air Force (Jan. 12)... His double-figure scoring effort was his seventh of the season with the Aztecs posting a 7-0 record in those games... Knocked down at least three 3-pointers for the first time since he hit three in the game at AFA... Tied his career high with three made 3-pointers... His nine points in the first half were one more than his previous five games combined (8 points).

Josh Davis - 12 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
Scored in double-figures for the 12th time this season and 64th time of his career... Led the team in rebounding for the 20th time this year.

Skylar Spencer - 10 points, 3 rebounds, 4 blocks, 1 steal
Scored 10 points, his most since scoring 12 at San José State on Jan. 22... He had scored only 22 points since that game, which covered six games... Blocked multiple shots for the 15th time in his last 19 outings, including two straight... Blocked at least four shots for the second straight game... He has had at least four blocked shots nine times this season.

Xavier Thames - 4 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals
Had multiple assists for the ninth straight game and dished at least four in two straight games... Had his career-long double-figure scoring streak snapped at 14 consecutive games... Led the team in assists for the 16th time this season (44rd career)... Committed zero turnovers for the third straight game... Prior to these last three games, he had seven turnovers over his previous two games... Last three games: 100 minutes, zero turnovers.