Men's Basketball-San Diego Postgame Notes

Nov. 11, 2016

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Final Score: (rv/rv) San Diego State 69, San Diego 59
Next Game: Monday, Nov. 14, at No. 14/13 Gonzaga, ESPN2, 9 p.m. PT


* San Diego State wins its fourth straight season opener and its seventh consecutive season opener at Viejas Arena.
* In its seven straight season-opening wins at Viejas Arena, all have come by double figures.
* The Aztecs won their fifth consecutive game in the outing immediately following a loss. SDSU ended 2015-16 with a NIT semifinal loss to George Washington.
* SDSU improves to 12-1 in its last 13 home games and is now 160-20 at home since the start of the 2005-06 campaign.
* San Diego State improves to 57-4 in its last 61 games vs. schools from California. The Aztecs also improve to 47-1 in their last 48 against non-conference California universities.
* Had two players score at least 20 points in a game for the first times since Jan. 15, 2012, vs. UNLV when Jamaal Franklin went for 24 and James Rahon had 22.

Series Notes

* SDSU improves to 30-18 all-time vs. the Toreros and 21-8 vs. USD at home.
* The Aztecs have won 10 straight games vs. San Diego in games played indoors.
* San Diego State has won 10 of the last 11 meetings with the Toreros.
* Steve Fisher improves to 13-5 vs. USD.

Player Notes

Jeremy Hemsley – 25 pts, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals
Posted a career-high 25 points (previous best was 23)… Notched his fifth career 20-point performance, two of which occurred in the first game of the last two seasons (20 vs. Illinois State last season)… Recorded his 27th career double-figure scoring game…Matched career-high with 4 three-pointers… Set a career high with 9 field goals (previous best was 8 vs. Illinois State).

Trey Kell – 23 pts, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal
Scored a season high 23 points… Posted his third career 20-point performance and his 35th career double-digit scoring game.

D’Erryl Williams – 3 pts, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist
Played a career-high 29 minutes, surpassing his previous best of 18 at Fresno State (1-3-15)… Made his fourth career three-pointer after entering the season 3-for-7 for his career… Tied career-high with two steals.

Montaque Gill-Caesar – 2 pts, 4 rebounds
Started in his SDSU debut, becoming the first Aztec transfer since Josh Davis (2013-14) to start the first game of the season.

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