Men's Basketball-San Jose State Postgame Notes

Feb. 24, 2018

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Final Score: San Diego State 71, San Jose State 59
Records: San Diego State (17-10; 9-7 MW), San Jose State (3-24; 0-16 MW)
Next Game: Tuesday, Feb. 27, vs. Boise State, 8 p.m. PT | CBS Sports Network | 101.5 KGB, XTRA Sports 1360, Fox Sports IE 1350
**Look-Ahead Notes: San Diego State has won its last four home games by a combined total of 98 points (24.5 ppg).

Team Notes

• San Diego State wins its fourth straight game to move to 17-10 on the season and 9-7 in the Mountain West.
• The four straight victories matches SDSU’s longest winning streak of the season. The average margin of victory during the streak is 19.8 ppg.
• San Diego State’s four-game win streak is tied with Nevada for the longest active streak in the Mountain West.
• SDSU has not trailed at any point of the second half of any of the four games during the current win streak.
• San Diego State wins its fourth straight conference game. It is the longest league win streak for the Aztecs since winning 13 straight during the 2015 and 2016 Mountain West seasons.
• San Diego State’s last seven victories have all been by double digits.
• Prior to last Saturday’s game, San Diego State was alone in eighth place in the league standings. Currently, SDSU is tied with Wyoming for fifth place, one game out of third place.
• The nine Mountain West wins matches the Aztecs’ total from last year. SDSU has two more games left in the regular season.
• San Diego State wins back-to-back road games for the first time this season. The Aztecs last won two straight road games on Feb. 24, 2016, at Wyoming, and March 1, 2016, at New Mexico.
• San Diego State posts a third 2-0 record against a Mountain West opponent this season (Air Force, Colorado State and SJSU).

Series Notes

• San Diego State improves to 38-35 all-time vs. San Jose State.
• The Aztecs sweep the season series and are 8-1 vs. the Spartans since they joined the Mountain West in 2013-14.
• SDSU wins at SJSU for just the 11th time (11-26 at SJSU).

Game Notes

• CAREER HIGHS: Trey Kell: 9 assists; Jalen McDaniels: 3 blocked shots, 10 free throws made, 10 free throws attempted.
• San Diego State shot just 39.3 from the field. The Aztecs are 65-15 the last 80 times they have shot at least 38.9 percent from the floor.
• The Aztecs are 3-2 this season when shooting 40 percent or less form the field.
• San Diego State had just nine turnovers in the game. This is the fourth time in conference play this season that SDSU has had nine turnovers or less.
• The Aztecs held the Spartans to 38.8 percent shooting. The Aztecs are 12-0 this season and has won 13 straight when holding the opponent to 40 percent or less from the field.
• San Diego State won for the sixth straight time when leading at half time and is 16-4 this season when holding an edge after 20 minutes of play.
• SDSU is 16-4 this season and has won six straight games when leading with five minutes to play.
• San Diego State’s first 23 points were scored by non-seniors. Of the first 23 Aztec points, 13 were by members of the freshman class.
• San Diego State held SJSU without a made field goal during a stretch of eight FGA during the first half.
• SDSU had 17 assists on 22 baskets.

Player Notes

Jalen McDaniels – team-high 16 points, team-high 10 rebounds, career-high 3 blocked shots
Became the first San Diego State player to go perfect from the line in a game with at least 10 free throw attempts since Jeremy Hemsley was 10-for-10 against New Mexico on Feb. 6, 2016… It is just the third time an Aztec player has done that since 2010 (Xavier Thames, Hemsley and McDaniels)… Led SDSU in scoring for the seventh time (SDSU 6-1), and rebounding for the 13th time (11-2)… Reached double figures for the 15th time this season and the fourth time in the last five games… Made a career-high 10 free throws in the contest and had a career-high three blocked shots… Recorded his seventh double-double (SDSU 6-1 in those games), and has accomplished that twice in the last three games… It is his ninth career game with double-digit rebounds (7-2)…

Trey Kell – 6 points, career-high 9 assists, 3 steals, 39 minutes
Made his 106th career start and played in his 127th career game (passed Richie Williams for 7th place)… Posted his eighth career game with at least six assists (SDSU is 8-0 in those games) and has done it in four consecutive games (had never done it three straight games prior to this stretch)… Had a career-high nine assists (with only one turnover)… He broke his previous career-high of eight assists set earlier in the week… Since returning from injury, he has played in four games with 29 assists and three turnovers… He led SDSU in assists for the fourth straight game, the ninth time this season (SDSU is 8-1 in those games) and the 39th time in his career.

Matt Mitchell – 12 points, 3 rebounds
Posted his 17th double-figure scoring game and reached that plateau for the third straight game and the fifth time in six games… Made two three-point field goals and has a trey in three straight games (eight total).

Max Montana – 15 points, career-high tying 5 three-point field goals, 3 rebounds
Tied a career-high with five made three-point field goals (sixth time in his career he has made five treys)… Reached double-figures for the eighth time this season (SDSU is 7-1 in those games)… Has 10 games this season and 24 career games in which he has made multiple three-point shots… Made 10 three-point field goals in the last three contests.

Nolan Narain – 8 points, 4 rebounds, plus-minus: +18, 18 minutes
Made his first career start in the 29th game of his career… Drew a charge 30 seconds into the game and made a three-point field goal prior to the first media time out… Has played in six consecutive games… Had a +18 for the 18 minutes he was on the court… Scored in four consecutive games (35 total points).

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