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SDSU Men's Basketball-Nevada Postgame Notes

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

Feb. 23, 2013

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Final Score: No. --/rv San Diego State 88, Nevada 75
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

Big Notes

• 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.

Game Notes

• 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.

Series Notes

• 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.

Program Notes

• 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.

Individual Notes

Jamaal Franklin (23 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 blocked shot, 1 steal)
For the second time this season, Franklin made multiple treys in consecutive games... 14th straight game in double figures, SDSU best 25th time this season and 55th time in his career... Posted his 10th double-double of the season and 23rd of his career... Also recorded his 10th career 20-10 double-double and fifth of the season... His 20-point effort was his ninth of the year and 18th of his career... Led SDSU in scoring for the 17th time this season (33rd career)... Logged his seventh game with at least five assists this year.

Chase Tapley (17 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 blocked shot)
The senior becomes the third player in program history to play in 100 SDSU wins (D.J. Gay 105 and Billy White 101)... Reached double figures for the 17th time this season and a team-high 74th time in his career... Knocked down at least three three-pointers for the 10th time this season.

Skylar Spencer (2 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 blocked shots)
Recorded a career- and game-high four blocked shots to pass Utah's Andrew Bogut for the Mountain West Conference record of 44 for most blocked shots by a freshman... He also passed Leonard Allen for the San Diego State freshman record for blocked shots (45)... He has 47 blocks this year... He now has multiple blocked shots in a career high three straight games... He has 19 blocked shots in his last six games... Finished with a career-high two assists.

JJ O'Brien (14 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 blocked shot, 1 steal)
Set a career-high with a team-high seven assists... It marks his fourth straight game with multiple assists, a career best... Reached double figures for the eighth time in his last nine games... He has 11 double-figure scoring games this season and 17 in his career... Had four offensive rebounds, marking the third time he's had at least four in his last four games.

Winston Shepard (14 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists)
Posted his first game with multiple three-pointers... He finished with three and came into the game having made 4-for-21 on the season... His three three-pointers mark a career high... Posted his sixth double-figure scoring effort of his career... Scored in double figures in back-to-back games for the second time this year.

Xavier Thames (10 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals)
Produced his 11th double-figure scoring game of the season and 28th of his career... Posted multiple assists in back-to-back games for the first time since San Francisco and Indiana State in Hawaii... Had two steals for the first time since having four vs. Indiana State.