SDSU Men's Basketball-New Mexico Postgame Notes
Feb. 27, 2013
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -
Records: San Diego State 20-8 overall; 8-6 MW; New Mexico: 24-4; 11-2 MW
Next Game: Wednesday, March 6 | vs. Air Force | Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl | 8:30 p.m. PT | Time Warner Cable SportsNet
San Diego State's two-game winning streak overall and two-game winning streak at The Pit were snapped tonight.
The 10-point margin of defeat is San Diego State's largest margin of defeat in its last 10 games.
Despite the loss, San Diego State is 5-3 in its last eight trips to The Pit (since Feb. 25, 2006), During that span, the rest of the country is 12-102 playing at New Mexico.
San Diego State played in front of its seventh consecutive sold out crowd overall, 16th sellout of the season (includes all games).
New Mexico now leads the all-time series, 41-33.
San Diego State is 5-3 in its last eight visits to The Pit after posting a 4-23 record in its first 27 road games at New Mexico. Since Feb. 25, 2006, San Diego State is 5-3 in the venue while all other road teams are 12-102 in the facility.
San Diego State is 5-3 against New Mexico in its last eight games overall against the Lobos.
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 34-12 in MW regular-season games since March 3, 2010. That is four more victories than any other team during that time frame.
SDSU is 32-12 in Mountain West regular-season games since the beginning of the 2010-11 season. That is three games better than any other current member of the conference.
San Diego State is 25-10 in its 35 road games since March 6, 2010. Prior to tonight's game, that was the fourth best winning percentage in the nation during that span.
The teams each had 21 field goals and four three-point field goals. New Mexico was 24-32 from the line, while San Diego State was 14-21.
New Mexico built a 15-point lead on two occasions (48-33 and 50-35). After the Lobos led 50-35, San Diego State used a 14-4 run to pull within 54-49 with 4:34 to play.
San Diego State held a 36-30 rebound advantage. It is the third consecutive game in which the Aztecs have outrebounded their opponent.
The Aztecs had just four second-half turnovers.
After shooting 62.6 percent from the field over the last two games (62-99), the Aztecs were 21-58 tonight (36.2 percent).
The Aztecs entered tonight 43-98 from three-point range (43.9 percent) over its last six games. SDSU was 4-23 tonight (17.4 percent).
Jamaal Franklin - 16 points, 9 rebounds
JJ O'Brien - 8 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals
Deshawn Stephens - 8 points, 7 rebounds
Xavier Thames - 8 points, 2 rebounds
James Rahon - 7 points, 3 rebounds