Men's Basketball-California Postgame Notes

Nov. 21, 2016

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Final Score: San Diego State 77, California 65
Next Game: Monday, Nov. 28, vs. Savannah State, 7 p.m. PT

Team Notes

• San Diego State defeats California for a fourth straight time and for the second time in as many seasons.

• The Aztecs are 16-6 in their last 22 vs. current members of the Pac-12 Conference and 17-7 since the start of 2009-10.

• SDSU is 12-7 vs. teams in the Pac-12 Conference at game time since the start of the 2009-10 season.

• San Diego State improves to 59-4 in its last 63 games vs. California schools and 49-1 in its last 50 outings against non-conference California squads.

• The Aztecs improve to 7-7 under Steve Fisher in games played in NBA arenas.

Game Notes

• San Diego State led California at halftime, 42-25. Between the second half of last year’s win in Las Vegas and SDSU’s lead at halftime, the Aztecs outscored the Golden Bears, 86-47.

• The Aztecs held California to a season-low 32.1-percent shooting. It was the Golden Bears’ lowest shooting percentage since Nov. 21, 2014, vs. No. 10 Texas (31.3 percent).

• San Diego State has held California to two of its five lowest field-goal percentage games since the beginning of 2014-15.

• In holding California to 32.1-percent shooting, it marked the fourth straight time the Golden Bears have failed to shoot better than 40 percent against the Aztecs.

• SDSU won its ninth straight game when leading with 5:00 to play. The Aztecs led by 10 points at the time.

• The Aztecs held their sixth straight opponent to under 70 points dating to last season.

• San Diego State committed its fewest turnovers in a game (5) since having five miscues vs. Air Force on Feb. 13, 2016.

• SDSU has won 12 straight games when scoring at least 75 points and is 29-1 in its last 30 when doing so.

• Since the beginning of the 1996-97 season, tonight marked just the fourth time San Diego State has won a game in which its opponent has made at least 26 free throws.

Player Notes

Jeremy Hemsley – 15 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocked shots
Reached double figures in scoring for the fourth time in as many games this season and hit the mark in the first half alone… He now has 30 career double-figure scoring games… Led the team in scoring for the fourth time this season… Has made at least one three-pointer in all four games this season… Shared the team lead with three assists and has led the team in the category in all four games this year… Matched his career high with two blocked shots.

Malik Pope – 14 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal
Scored the Aztecs first six points in his first game action of the season… Was in the starting lineup and played 19 minutes… Reached double figures in scoring for the 17th time in his career… SDSU is 14-3 when he scores at least 10 points in a game… Grabbed five rebounds, four of which were of the offensive variety.

Trey Kell – 11 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals
Notched his fourth double-figure scoring game of the season and the 38th of his career… Scored seven of his 11 in the second half… Shared the team lead with three assists, marking the second time this year he has led in the category… Matched his season high with two steals.

Max Hoetzel – 11 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blocked shot, 1 steal
Made his season debut and played a career-high 21 minutes… Posted the second double-figure scoring game of his career… Established a career high for three-point field goals (2)… Led the team with seven rebounds.

Matt Shrigley – 10 points, 1 rebound,
Scored his first points of the season in his second game of the year… Made multiple three-pointers for the 26th time of his career and SDSU is 22-4 in those games… Made a trio of three-pointers to finish one shy of matching his career high… Posted his 16th double-figure scoring game of his career with the Aztecs going 14-2 in those games.

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