SDSU Men's Hoops-UC San Diego Postgame Notes

Nov. 2, 2017

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Final Score: San Diego State 98, UC San Diego 79
Next Game: Friday, Nov. 10, vs. San Diego Christian, 7 p.m. PT | REGULAR-SEASON OPENER

• San Diego State won its 25th consecutive exhibition game.
• SDSU started two players this evening – junior guard Devin Watson and senior center Kameron Rooks – that were not on the roster last season.
• Two players on the roster did not play for the Aztecs this season – true freshman Adam Seiko and junior guard Montaque Gill-Caesar.
• The Aztecs committed just six turnovers, while forcing 12, leading to 19 points.
• SDSU outscored UC San Diego, 46-20, in the paint and its bench outscored UCSD’s, 47-28.
• Six players scored in double figures for the Aztecs.
• San Diego State shot 60.7 percent from the floor, including 65.5 percent in the second half.
• The Aztecs were 23-for-30 from the charity stripe compared to UCSD’s 6-for-9 effort.
• SDSU nearly had an assist on half of its field-goal makes (16 of 34).

Player Notes

Trey Kell – 14 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 blocked shot, 1 steal
Led the team with 14 points and seven assists… Fell one rebound shy of tying for the team lead… Played only 22 minutes and went 6-for-10 from the floor.

Devin Watson – 13 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal
Started his first game in an Aztec uniform… Was a team-best 6-for-7 from the free-throw line and made half of his six field-goal attempts.

Matt Mitchell – 13 points, 2 assists, 2 steals
Made all three of his three-point attempts and was one of two Aztecs to make all of their attempts from three-point distance (Jordan Schakel – 2-for-2)… Had a game-high two steals.

Malik Pope – 11 points, 6 rebounds, 1 blocked shot
Made four of his seven attempts from the floor… His six rebounds were two short of the game high... Had 11 points in 23 minutes.

Jeremy Hemsley – 11 points, 1 assist, 1 steal
Connected on five of his seven field-goal attempts… Had one of the team’s game-high five steals.

Jalen McDaniels – 10 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blocked shot
Nearly had a double-double with 10 points and a game-high eight rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench… Made four of his six attempts from the field.

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