San Diego State postgame notes.
March 5, 2014
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San Diego State-UNLV Postgame Notes
Final Score: No. 10/10 San Diego State 73, UNLV 64
Records: No. 10/10 San Diego State 26-3 (15-2 MW), UNLV 19-11 (10-7 MW)
Next Game: Saturday, March 8 | vs. No. 21/21 New Mexico | 7 p.m. PT | CBS Sports Network
San Diego State wins its 26th game of the season to match the second-highest single-season total in school history. The top five single-season win totals in school history have all come during the past five seasons.
San Diego State wins its school-record 15th conference game of the season, breaking the previous mark of 14 set in 2010-11.
San Diego State has won 13 consecutive games against teams residing in the Pacific time zone, which is the second-longest active streak nationally, trailing only Duke (16).
The Aztecs are 26-9 in their last 35 games played during the month of March.
The Aztecs are 12-2 away from home this season after posting a 9-10 record in such games last season.
San Diego State has now won 12 of its last 14 road/neutral games (12-2).
SDSU is 34-13 in its last 47 road games and 36-8 in its last 44 road games against unranked teams.
San Diego State has handed UNLV six of its last 22 home losses dating back to Feb. 3, 2009. During that time, the Aztecs are 6-3 at UNLV while the rest of the country is a combined 16-76.
San Diego State sweeps the season series from UNLV for the first time since the 2011 campaign and for the third time in the past six seasons (2009, 2011 and 2014). It is the fourth regular-season sweep for the Aztecs over the Rebels in school history, with all four occurring in the Steve Fisher era.
Overall, San Diego State has won eight of the last 11 (8-3) and 11 of the last 15 (11-4) against the Rebels.
Steve Fisher has been the head coach for 19 of San Diego State's 23 all-time victories against UNLV. The Aztecs were 4-17 against UNLV prior to Fisher taking over the San Diego State program.
SDSU improves to 11-4 at Thomas & Mack Center since the 2010 Mountain West tournament.
SDSU outrebounded UNLV, 40-34, after trailing the category, 17-15, at halftime.
The Aztecs limited the Rebels to 25.9 percent shooting from the floor after allowing them to shoot 52.0 percent in the first half.
San Diego State made 11-of-17 from the free-throw line in the second half after going 2-for-2 in the first half.
Matt Shrigley - 14 points (5-6 FGs, 4-5 3FGs), 3 rebounds,
Made his first five field-goal attempts, including his first four from behind the three-point arc, all of which occurred in the second half... Tied his career high with four three-pointers... Posted his ninth double-figure scoring game of the season and his seventh of the bench... Scored all of his 14 points in 17 minutes of action... His 14 points were one off a career high.
Dwayne Polee II - 13 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals
Reached double figures in scoring for the eighth time this season and 15th time this season... Has scored in double figures four of the last seven games... All eight double-digit scoring efforts have come off the bench, which leads all Aztecs... Had two steals for the third time in four games and has seven steals in that span.
Xavier Thames - 19 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 0 turnovers, 2 steals
Recorded his 24th double-figure scoring effort of the season and 56th of his career... Has scored in double figures in two straight games after not doing so in his previous three prior to this streak... Led the team in scoring for the 19th time this season and for the 25th time of his career... Had six rebounds for the second straight game and was one off his season best... Had zero turnovers in 34 minutes... Had a season-high-tying six assists and led the team in the category for the 19th time this year.
Winston Shepard - 13 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 0 turnovers, 1 steal
Reached double figures in scoring for the 22nd time this season and 28th time of his career... Made a big three to give SDSU a five-point lead late in the second half... The three-pointer was his first in his last five games and just since sixth of the season... Scored in double figures for the fourth straight game... Had zero turnovers in 32 minutes... SDSU is 8-0 this season when he commits one turnover or less.