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No. 10 #AztecMBB-No. 21 New Mexico Postgame Notes

San Diego State postgame notes.
San Diego State postgame notes.

March 8, 2014

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Final Score: No. 10/10 San Diego State 51, No. 21/21 New Mexico 48
Records: No. 10/10 San Diego State 27-3 (16-2 MW), No. 21/21 New Mexico 24-6 (15-3 MW)
Next Game: Thursday, March 13 | at MW Championship Quarterfinals | Noon PT | CBS Sports Network

Championship Notes

• The Aztecs win their Mountain West-leading eighth conference title.
• The outright regular-season championship is SDSU's second in school history and first since winning the 2006 MW title.
• San Diego State claims its fourth MW regular-season title and its sixth in its Division I history, which dates to 1970-71.
• Head coach Steve Fisher wins his eighth Mountain West title, which is the most among all coaches in conference history.
• Fisher is the only active head coach in the conference to win a league crown.
• San Diego State has captured three of the last four MW regular-season titles (outright and shared).

General Notes

• The Aztecs won their 116th consecutive game when leading with five minutes (5:00) to go. SDSU took a 44-42 lead at the exact 5:00 mark with a lay-up by Dwayne Polee II.
• San Diego State wins its 27th game of the season, which is 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 extends the school record with its 16th conference win of the season. Prior to this year, the program record was 14 set in 2010-11.
• SDSU wins its 14th straight home game, which is the sixth-longest streak in school history.
• The Aztecs post a 9-0 conference home record, which marks the first time they have gone through a league slate unbeaten since the 1977-78 team went 7-0 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Association.
• SDSU improves to 4-1 this season vs. AP Top-25 teams and has won four straight against AP Top 25.
• The Aztecs are now 10-2 this season vs. teams that advanced to the 2013 NCAA tournament.
• San Diego State has won 26 of its last 28 games (26-2).
• The Aztecs are 27-9 in their last 36 games played during the month of March.

Rally Notes

• The 16-point comeback for a victory is the largest of the season and the largest second-half deficit overcome for a victory since the 1996-97 campaign.
• The 16-point deficit overcome for a victory is the third-largest since the 1996-97 season regardless of half.
• SDSU rallied from a double-figure deficit to win for the fourth time this season.
• San Diego State recorded 10 of its 14 steals in the second half.
• The Aztecs ended the game on a 26-7 run over the final 12:05.

Series Notes

• San Diego State improves to 23-12 against New Mexico in games played in San Diego.
• The Aztecs have won two straight vs. the Lobos inside Viejas Arena.
• SDSU has now won seven of the last nine meetings (7-2) with New Mexico at Viejas Arena.

Player Notes

Xavier Thames - 23 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 steals
Recorded his 25th double-figure scoring effort of the season and 57th of his career... Has scored in double figures in three straight games after not doing so in his previous three prior to this streak... Had his most points since also scoring 23 at Boise State on Feb. 5... Led the team in scoring for the 20th time this season and for the 26th time of his career... Now has the top-nine scoring efforts by the Aztecs this year... Passed Eddie Morris (1,089 from 1980-03) and Myron Epps (1,084 from 1999-02) into 20th on SDSU's all-time scoring list... He has the 11th-most points of any player to play only three years with SDSU... Led the team in assists for the 20th time this year... Tied his season and career high with five steals.

Josh Davis - 6 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals
Recorded at least nine rebounds for the 17th time this season... Tied his career high with three steals.

Dwayne Polee II - 4 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals
Had a career-high four steals... All four steals came in the second half.