Men's Basketball-CSUSM Postgame Notes

Nov. 7, 2016

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Cal State San Marcos-San Diego State Postgame Notes Get Acrobat Reader

Final Score: (rv/rv) San Diego State 80, Cal State San Marcos 42
Next Game: Friday, Nov. 11, vs. San Diego, ESPNU, 8 p.m. PT

* San Diego State won its 24th consecutive exhibition game.
* Tonight's game was sold out (12,414). It marks the sixth-straight time and sixth time in school history an exhibition game has sold out.
* SDSU started seniors Dakarai Allen and Matt Shrigley, junior Trey Kell, and sophomores Zylan Cheatham and Jeremy Hemsley.
* In the first half, San Diego State had two 17-0 scoring runs.
* The Aztecs held the Cougars to 20.6-percent shooting, while hitting 46.2 percent of their own field-goal attempts.
* SDSU held huge advantages in points in the paint (40-10), points off turnovers (30-4), fastbreak points (20-0) and bench points (32-13).
* San Diego State outrebounded Cal State San Marcos, 51-41, and forced it into committing 22 turnovers, 12 of which came off steals.
* The Aztecs had four players reach double figures in scoring for the second straight game (Trey Kell, Jeremy Hemsley, Jalen McDaniels, Montaque Gill-Caesar).
* SDSU had 19 assists against 12 turnovers.
* Limited the Cougars to just double-figure scorer (Ethan Alvano -- 10 points).

Player Notes

Trey Kell -- 18 points, 2 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 blocked shots, 4 steals
Reached double figures in scoring in the first half alone (14 points)... Finished the exhibition season with at least 12 points in both games... Led all players in scoring... For the second straight game, he led the Aztecs in assists, this time with seven (5 vs. UCSD)... Had four steals for the second straight game.

Montaque Gill-Caesar -- 12 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal
Followed his 18-point performance vs. UC San Diego with 12 points vs. the Cougars... Played 25 minutes for the second straight game... His five boards were an exhibition season-high.

Zylan Cheatham -- 8 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blocked shot
Narrowly missed a double-double... Had nine rebounds after getting six boards vs. UCSD... Was 3-for-3 from the field and 2-for-2 from the free-throw line.

Jeremy Hemsley -- 13 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal
Reached double figures in scoring for the second straight game... Had two assists to finish the exhibition campaign with a 3.0 average in the category.

Jalen McDaniels -- 13 points, 5 rebounds
Posted his first double-digit scoring performance of his career... His five rebounds came after grabbing just three in his Aztec debut vs. UC San Diego.

Nolan Narain -- 4 points, 12 rebounds
Led all players with 12 rebounds, including 10 on the defensive end.

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