Men's Basketball-Boise State Postgame Notes

Feb. 27, 2018

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Final Score: San Diego State 72, [rv/--] Boise State 64
Records: San Diego State (18-10; 10-7 MW), [rv/--] Boise State (22-7; 12-5 MW)
Next Game: Saturday, March 3, vs. No. 21/21 Nevada, 7 p.m. PT | CBS Sports Network | 101.5 KGB, XTRA Sports 1360, Fox Sports IE 1350
**Look-Ahead Notes: San Diego State defeated Nevada, 70-56, at home last season; SDSU is 4-0 at home vs. the Wolf Pack in the Mountain West era

Team Notes

• San Diego State wins its fifth straight game to move to 18-10 on the season and 10-7 in the Mountain West.
• The five-game winning streak is the SDSU's longest of 2017-18. The average margin of victory during the streak is 15.8 points.
• San Diego State's five-game win streak is tied with Nevada for the longest active streak in the Mountain West.
• Tonight was the first time during its five-game winning streak that SDSU trailed in the second half.
• San Diego State wins its fifth 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 eight points or more.
• SDSU is currently alone in fifth place in the MW standings and sits a half-game back of fourth-place New Mexico.
• The 10 Mountain West wins are more than the Aztecs' total from last year (9).

Series Notes

• San Diego State improves to 11-6 all-time vs. Boise State.
• The Aztecs are 5-2 vs. the Broncos in San Diego and 4-2 inside Viejas Arena.
• SDSU snaps a two-game losing streak to the Broncos at home.

Game Notes

• San Diego State won their seventh straight game when leading with 5:00 to go.
• The Aztecs held Boise State to its lowest field-goal percentage (.396) and point total (64) in Mountain West action this season.
• SDSU handed Boise State its worst conference loss this season.
• SDSU had 10 steals, which is its second-highest total this season and tied for the most during conference action after it had 10 vs. SJSU.
• San Diego State committed just eight turnovers, which matched its lowest total in conference play this season (at Boise State).
• SDSU has had a single-digit turnover total in two straight games and nine times this season (6 vs. MW schools).
• The Aztecs were outrebounded, 34-31, but won for the second straight game when on the short end of the ledger.
• San Diego State made just one three-pointer, but made 23-of-29 from the free-throw line. The 23 free throws were two short of equaling Boise State's free-throw attempted total for the game. The Broncos were 18-for-25 from the charity stripe.

Player Notes

Jalen McDaniels -- 15 points, 10 rebounds
Reached double figures for the 16th time this season and the fifth time in the last six games... Grabbed seven or more rebounds in four straight games... Led SDSU in scoring for the eighth time (SDSU 7-1) and rebounding for the 14th time (12-2)... Recorded his eighth double-double (7-1) and has accomplished that three times in the last four games and in two straight outings... It is his 10th career game with double-digit rebounds (8-2)... Was 6-for-8 from the floor after going a combined 6-for-11 in his last two games... Tied his career high with 36 minutes.

Malik Pope -- 12 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals
Reached double figures in scoring for the 19th time this season (48th career) and for the fourth straight game he has seen action in... Grabbed at least five rebounds in eight straight games (8.3 rebounds)... Fell one steal shy of tying his career high of three.

Devin Watson -- 13 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal
Hit the double-figure scoring plateau for the second straight game and for the 21st time this season (63rd career)... Had four assists and zero turnovers for the second straight outing... His 13 points tied his most in the last six games... Played 33 minutes, marking the third straight game he has played at least 31 minutes.

Matt Mitchell -- 11 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals
Reached double figures in scoring for the 18th time this season and for the fourth straight game... Tied his career high with three steals... Had three assists, which were more than he had in his last three games combined (2).

Trey Kell -- 8 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals
Shared team-high honors in assists with Devin Watson as both had four... In his last five games, he has 33 assists and five turnovers (144 minutes)... Has five steals in his last two games after recording two... The five steals ties his highest two-game total of the season.

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