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SDSU-San Jose State Postgame Notes


Feb. 25, 2014

Recap |  Final Stats

SAN DIEGO - San Diego State Postgame Notes vs. San José State
Final Score: No. 13/13 San Diego State 90, San José State 64
Records: No. 13/13 San Diego State 24-3 (13-2 MW), San José State 7-20 (1-14 MW)
Next Game: Saturday, March 1 | at Fresno State | 7:15 p.m. PT | CBS Sports Network

General Notes
• SDSU improves to 24-3 overall, which is the second-best 27-game record in school history (26-1 in 2010-11).
• San Diego State has surpassed last season's win total of 23.
• The Aztecs remain tied atop the Mountain West standing with New Mexico at 13-2.
• San Diego State has won 23 of its last 25 games overall (23-2).
• SDSU's 13 conference victories are tied for the second-most ever in a single league season (14 in 2010-11, 13 in 2005-06).
• The Aztecs have won 13 straight home games, which equals the seventh-longest streak in school history.
• San Diego State's 24 victories are tied for the fifth-most in school history.

The Aztec State
• The Aztecs win their 40th straight game vs. schools from the state of California.
• The 40-gamer is the longest active winning streak vs. any one state, surpassing Syracuse's 39-game streak vs. schools from New York.
• The 40-game winning streak is the longest active streak vs. schools from California. New Mexico State is second with 11 straight victories against California universities.

Game Notes
• SDSU's 44 first-half points were its most in any half since putting up 46 in the second half of the game at SJSU.
• All 11 scholarship Aztecs who saw action made at least one field goal.
• San Diego State had 11 steals in the first half, which were the team's most since the game at Utah State when it had 11 total.
• The Aztecs improved to 114-0 in their last 114 when leading with five minutes to play.
• SDSU had at least four players score in double figures for the first time since the game at Wyoming when five accomplished the feat.
• The Aztecs finished with 14 steals, which is the second-most of the season.

Series Notes
• San Diego State sweeps the season series with SJSU for the first time since 1978.
• The Aztecs have won three straight in the series and narrow the all-time series record to 32-34.
• SDSU improves to 23-9 vs. the Spartans in games played in San Diego.
• San Diego State has won three straight home games vs. SJSU and five of the last six.

Trends
• San Diego State won its 20th in a row when leading at halftime. The Aztecs enjoyed a 44-30 advantage at halftime.
• SDSU won its 30th straight game when shooting a higher field-goal percentage than its foe.
• The Aztecs improved to 18-1 this season when outrebounding their opponent.
• SDSU has won 19 straight games when attempting more free-throws than its opponent.
• San Diego State has won 18 straight games when its foes shoot 40 percent or less from the floor.

Player Notes

Winston Shepard - 12 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal
Posted his 20th double-figure scoring effort of the season and his 26th of his career... Led the team in scoring for the second straight game and for the seventh time this year... Led the team in rebounding for the second straight game and for the third time this season (fourth career)... Fell one assist shy of matching his season high of six... Led the team in assists for the eighth time this season and 12th time of his career.

JJ O'Brien - 12 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals
Reached double figures in scoring for the eighth time this season and 27th time of his career... It is his first double-digit scoring effort since the game at Wyoming when he had 11... Matched his season high for the second straight game with three steals... Made 6-of-7 free-throws, which was one shy of his season high of seven free-throws made... Led the team in scoring for the fourth time this season and sixth time of his career... Has eight or more points in seven straight outings.

Skylar Spencer - 9 points, 4 rebounds, 3 blocked shots, 2 steals
Blocked multiple shots for the 17th time in his last 21 games... Has multiple blocked shots in four straight games (13 blocked shots)... Matched his season high with two steals... Averaging 7.7 points in his last three games after scoring nine tonight.

Dwayne Polee II - 12 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals
Posted his seventh double-digit scoring performance of the season and his third in his last five outings, all of which were off the bench... Has 14 double-figure scoring efforts in his career... Led the team in scoring for the second time of the season and his career... Matched his season high with two assists... Had two steals for the second straight game.

Matt Shrigley - 11 points, 1 rebound, 1 blocked shot, 2 steals
Reached double figures in scoring for the eighth time this season... Knocked down multiple three-point field goals for the second time in his last three games... Matched his career high with two steals... Has made six of his last 14 three-point field-goal attempts over his last three games... Has 26 points in his last three games (8.7 ppg) after scoring 20 points in his previous nine games... Aztecs are 9-0 when he hits multiple three-pointers.

James Johnson - 8 points, 2 rebounds
Scored a career-high eight points... Was a perfect 3-for-3 from the field... Made a season-high-tying two free-throws.

Xavier Thames - 8 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, 0 turnovers
Has played 185 consecutive turnover-free minutes... Had a team-high five assists, which was one off his season high... His last five games he has 18 assists and zero turnovers... Has led the team in assists 18 times this season and 46 times in his career... Has made seven straight free-throws after going 4-for-4 from the charity stripe... Passed Lorrenzo Wade on the SDSU career assist chart with 278 helpers.

D'Erryl Williams - 4 points, 1 blocked shot
Made his first career basket... Scored a career-high four points... Matched his career high with one blocked shot... Has played in five straight games, which is the longest stretch of his career.