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No. 13/11 #AztecMBB-New Mexico St. Postgame Notes


March 21, 2014

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Final Score: No. 13/11 (4) San Diego State 73, (13) New Mexico State 69 (OT)
Records: San Diego State 30-4, New Mexico State 26-10
Next Game: Saturday, March 22 | vs. (12) North Dakota State | 3:10 p.m. PT

Top Notes
• SDSU won its eighth consecutive overtime game and is now 17-1 over its last 18 overtime games.
• San Diego State wins its fourth NCAA tournament game in school history (4-9).
• The Aztecs were 0-6 in the NCAA tournament in their first 40 years at the Division I level, but have rebounded to post a 4-3 record since 2011.
• SDSU has won an NCAA tournament game in three of the last four seasons.
• San Diego State records its second-ever 30-win campaign and its second in the last four seasons (34 wins in 2010-11).
• The Aztecs have rebounded from a loss with a victory all four times this season and have not suffered consecutive defeats since Feb. 13 and 16, 2013.
Steve Fisher improves to 24-12 all-time in NCAA tournament action and 8-6 in the first game of the tournament (3-1 last four seasons).
• At SDSU, Fisher is 4-6 in the NCAA tournament. Prior to his arrival, San Diego State was 0-3 at the NCAA tournament in 29 seasons at the Division I level.
• The Aztecs improve to 3-1 in NCAA second-round games, while Fisher ups his record to 7-2.
• SDSU is 7-1 in their last eight games with six of those contests coming at road/neutral venues (5-1 in those games).
• San Diego State improves to 15-3 in road/neutral games this season.
• The Aztecs held New Mexico State to a season-low 20 points in the first half. The Aggies' previous low in any half was 24 vs. Arizona (had 24 in both halves).
• SDSU wins its 119th consecutive game when leading with five minutes (5:00) to go.
•San Diego State set its Division I tournament record in most free-throws (21) and blocks (9).

Other Notes
• San Diego State improves to 24-0 when leading at the half this year and 58-2 over its last 60 games when leading after 20 minutes.
• The Aztecs won their 23rd straight game when take more attempts than their opponent and improves to 24-1 this season when they attempt more free-throws.
• SDSU won its 21st consecutive game when holding its opponent to 40 percent or less shooting (19-0 this season).
• San Diego State is 6-1 in March this year and 30-10 over its last 40 March games.

New Mexico State Series Notes
• San Diego State improves to 5-3 all-time against New Mexico State.
• The Aztecs picked up their first win vs. the Aggies away from San Diego. SDSU is now 1-2 vs. NMSU away from San Diego (1-0 neutral, 0-2 road).

Player Notes
Xavier Thames - 23 points, 2 rebounds, 2 blocks, 5 assists, 3 steals
Reached double figures in scoring for the 29th time this season and for the 61st time in his career... Reached 20 points for the 10th time this season and 13th of his career... SDSU is now 10-0 on the year when he gets to 20 points... Led the team in scoring for the 23rd time this season and 29th time of his career... Tied his career high with two blocks... Played a career-high 43 minutes.

Dwayne Polee II - 15 points, 6 rebounds, 1 block
Reached double-digits in scoring for the 11th time this year and 18th time of his career... Now has at least 10 points in a career-long streak of three games... Played a season-high 29 minutes.

Josh Davis - 10 points, 14 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
Recorded his ninth double-double of the season and 40th of his career... San Diego State is 9-0 this year when he gets a double-double... Had his 13th double-digit scoring game of the season and 65th of his career... SDSU is 12-1 this year when gets at least 10 points... The 10 points were his most since scoring 12 vs. Utah State on Feb. 18... Reached double-digits in rebounding for the 17th time this season and 56th time of his career... SDSU is 17-0 this year when he reaches double-digits in rebounds... Played a season-high 41 minutes.

Skylar Spencer - 3 points, 6 rebounds, 4 blocks, 1 assist, 4 steals
Finished with a career-high in steals... Had tied his previous high (three) just 4:34 into the game... Broke the single-season school record in block shots with his first block of the night... Had at least one block for the 55th game of his career, including 35 of his last 38 contests... Had multiple blocks for the 37th time of his career and 21st time in the last 28 games.

Matt Shrigley - 6 points, 2 rebounds, 1 block
Had multiple 3-pointers for the 12th time of the season... SDSU is 12-0 when he makes two or more 3-pointers in a game.