Dwayne Polee II had 18 points and six rebounds in the Aztec's win over UNLV.
March 14, 2014
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SDSU-UNLV POSTGAME NOTES
Final Score: No. T-8/7 San Diego State 59, UNLV 51
Records: No. T-8/7 San Diego State 29-3, UNLV 20-13
Next Game: Saturday, March 14 | vs. New Mexico/Boise State winner | at MW Championship | 3 p.m. PT | CBS
San Diego State win its sixth straight game and improves to 29-3 overall.
During the current six-game winning streak, San Diego State has defeated No. 21 New Mexico, won at UNLV twice and four of the six games have been played away from home.
The Aztecs have now handed UNLV seven of its last 23 home losses. San Diego State is 7-3 at UNLV since Feb. 3, 2009, while the rest of the country is a combined 77-16.
SDSU improves to 23-0 this season when leading at halftime. The Aztecs were ahead, 29-24, at intermission.
This season, San Diego State is 10-2 in road games and 14-2 in road/neutral games.
San Diego State won its 118th straight game when leading with 5:00 to go.
SDSU held UNLV to its fewest points (51) in a loss this season.
SDSU held its 14th opponent this season below its season average.
Mountain West Tournament Notes
San Diego State advances to the Mountain West championship game for the fifth time in six seasons and the seventh time in school history.
The Aztecs improve to 7-3 in Mountain West tournament semifinal games.
San Diego State is 11-2 in its last 13 Mountain West tournament games.
San Diego State is 7-1 as the top-seed in the Mountain West tournament.
In MW tournament games played at Thomas & Mack Center, the Aztecs are 17-8.
UNLV Series Notes
San Diego State defeats UNLV for the third time this season. It is the first time since 2011 the Aztecs have beaten UNLV three times in one season.
SDSU has beaten UNLV three times in one season four times (2006, 2009, 2011, 2014).
The Aztecs are 6-2 vs. UNLV at the MW tournament and have won five straight, four of which were at UNLV.
Xavier Thames - 17 points, 1 rebound, 1 block, 6 assists, 1 steal
Reached double figures in scoring for the 27th time this season and for the 59th time in his career... Now has a 6.5-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio at the MW tournament this year (13 assists, 2 turnovers) in 56 minutes... Has six or more assists in three of the past four games.
Dwayne Polee II - 18 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals
Posted his ninth double-figure scoring game of the season, all of which have come off the bench... Led the team in scoring for the third time of his career (all this year)... Made at least a trio of three-pointers for the third time this season... His 18 points were a career high against a Division I opponent... His three 3-pointers tied a career high... Led the team in rebounding for the second time of his career (both this season).
Josh Davis - 6 points, 6 rebounds
Led the team in rebounding for the 24th time of his Aztec career (all this season).
Matt Shrigley - 6 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal
Tied his career/season high with five rebounds... Had multiple 3-point field goals for the 11th time of his career/season... SDSU is 11-0 when Shrigley connects on multiple 3-point field goals.
JJ O'Brien - 5 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals
Had multiple steals for the seventh time this season.
Skylar Spencer - 0 points, 4 rebounds, 4 blocks
Blocked four shots, giving him 11 (3.67 per game) in three games against the Rebels this year... Had multiple blocks for the 36th time of his career and now has multiple blocks in 20 of his last 26 games... Has at least one blocked shot in 54 games over his career, including 34 of the past 36 games.