San Diego State postgame notes.
Feb. 22, 2014
Recap | Final Stats
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -
San Diego State-New Mexico Postgame Notes
Final Score: New Mexico 58, No. 6/7 San Diego State 44
Records: No. 6/7 San Diego State (23-3; 12-2 MW), New Mexico (21-5; 12-2 MW)
Next Game: Tuesday, Feb. 25 | at San José State | 8 p.m. PT | CBS Sports Network
SDSU falls to 23-3 overall, which is still the second-best 26-game record in school history (25-1 in 2010-11).
The Aztecs are tied for first place in the Mountain West standings with New Mexico. Both own 12-2 league records.
Even with the loss, San Diego State has won 22 of its last 24 games overall (22-2).
The defeat drops SDSU to 10-2 in its last 12 road/neutral games.
San Diego State falls to 5-4 at The Pit since the start of 2005-06.
Even though the loss drops SDSU to 5-4 at UNM since the start of 2005-06, the rest of the nation is 15-127.
San Diego State and New Mexico have split the last 10 meetings (5-5), but the Aztecs have still won 12 of the last 20 (12-8).
Winston Shepard - 10 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
Reached double figures in scoring for the 19th time this season and for the 25th time of his career... Led the team in scoring for the sixth time this year and of his career... Had a team-high six rebounds... Led the team in rebounding for the second time this year and for the third time of his career.
Xavier Thames - 7 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 0 turnovers
Did not commit a turnover for the fourth straight game... Has not committed a turnover in 159 consecutive minutes... In his last four games, he has 13 assists and zero turnovers... Has five rebounds in his last two games, which equaled his previous six-game total.
JJ O'Brien - 8 points, 5 rebounds, 1 blocked shot, 3 steals
Had a season-high three steals... Grabbed five rebounds, his most since pulling down six at Wyoming... Scored eight points for the third straight game and has scored at least eight points in six consecutive outings.
Matt Shrigley - 3 rebounds, 0 turnovers
Posted his 13th straight turnover-free game, which has covered 190 minutes.