SDSU Men's Basketball-Nevada Postgame Notes
Feb. 23, 2013
SAN DIEGO -
Records: San Diego State 20-7 overall; 8-5 MW; Nevada 12-14; 3-9 MW
Next Game: Wednesday, Feb. 27 | at New Mexico | The Pit | 7 p.m. PT | CBS Sports Network
San Diego State records its 20th victory of the season marking a school-record eighth straight 20-win campaign. The Aztecs now have 18 20-win seasons, 11 during the Division I era, nine under head coach Steve Fisher and eight consecutive.
The Aztecs improve to 8-5 in Mountain West play and guarantee their eighth-straight .500 or better conference record. Prior to Steve Fisher's arrival, San Diego State went 14 seasons without posting a single .500 or better conference record.
San Diego State has won two straight games overall, five straight home games, 14 straight home games against teams that were not in either national poll at game time.
San Diego State is 4-2 in its last six games (those losses are a 66-60 loss at Colorado State (Aztecs led with 90 seconds to play) and a 72-70 loss at UNLV (Aztecs had two offensive possessions in the final 30 seconds); Colorado State and UNLV entered today with a 30-1 home record combined). The Aztecs are 6-3 in their last nine games.
San Diego State plays in front of its sixth consecutive sold out crowd overall, 15th sellout of the season (includes all games) and 21st consecutive home sellout.
The teams combined to make their first eight field goal attempts. Nevada made its first five field-goal attempts.
San Diego State had a lead at the half. It marked the sixth straight game that the Aztecs have not trailed at intermission (SDSU was tied at Colorado State).
San Diego State 20-1 this season when leading at the half. The Aztecs are 32-1 in their last 33 games when ahead at intermission.
Six Aztecs scored in double figures marking the second time they have accomplished the feat this season (vs. UCSB).
SDSU established a season high for assists with 22. The Aztecs had 22 assists on 32 buckets.
The Aztecs shot 58.2 percent and has now won 38 straight when shooting 50 percent or better from the field.
San Diego State leads the series with Nevada, 7-3.
The Aztecs sweep the season series from the Wolf Pack. Prior to these two meetings, Nevada had won the previous two encounters and three of the last four meetings.
San Diego State is 3-1 vs. Nevada in home games, including a 1-0 mark in Viejas Arena.
SDSU has won a nation-best 106 football and men's basketball games since the beginning of the 2010-11 academic year.
San Diego State is a Mountain West Conference-best 34-11 in MW regular-season games since March 3, 2010. That is five more victories than any other team during that time frame.
SDSU is 32-11 in Mountain West regular-season games since the beginning of the 2010-11 season. That is four games better than any other current member of the conference.
San Diego State is 63-5 in its last 68 home games. The Aztecs 58-1 in its last 59 home games against teams ranked outside the top 25 at game time.
Jamaal Franklin (23 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 blocked shot, 1 steal)
Chase Tapley (17 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 blocked shot)
Skylar Spencer (2 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 blocked shots)
JJ O'Brien (14 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 blocked shot, 1 steal)
Winston Shepard (14 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists)
Xavier Thames (10 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals)