No. 23/21 Men's Hoops-No. rv/24 UCLA Postgame Notes

San Diego State-UCLA postgame notes

Dec. 1, 2012

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ANAHEIM, Calif. --

Final Score: No. 23/21 San Diego State 78, No. rv/24 UCLA 69
Next Game: Monday, December 3 | vs. Texas Southern | Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (San Diego, Calif.) | 7 p.m. PT | TWCSN

The Big Notes
• San Diego State wins its fifth consecutive game. Three victories during the win streak have come away from home.
• San Diego State wins its national-best 26th consecutive game against teams from the state of California.
• San Diego State wins its 11th consecutive game against current members of the Pac-12 Conference (third-longest streak nationally trailing only Kansas and Connecticut). Six of those victories during the streak have come in road or neutral-site games.
• San Diego State wins its 18th consecutive game during the month of December (third-longest streak nationally trailing only Syracuse and Missouri).
• San Diego State snaps an eight-game losing streak to UCLA.
• San Diego State defeats UCLA in a road or neutral-site game for the first time in school history (12 all-time games).
• This marks the ninth nationally ranked opponent San Diego State has defeated since the beginning of the 2009-10 season.
• This marks the fifth nationally ranked opponent San Diego State has defeated on the road or at a neutral site since the beginning of the 2009-10 season.
• San Diego State won its 75th in a row when leading with 5:00 to play.
• The Aztecs won their 17th in a row when leading at halftime. SDSU lead, 31-29, at recess.
• San Diego State has won 30 straight when shooting 50 percent or better from the field. They shot an even 50 percent tonight.
• SDSU set season highs for field-goal percentage in a half (60.0; 2nd), assists (18) and free-throw percentage (92.9; 13-14).
• The Aztecs tied a season high with 11 three-point baskets.

Series Notes
• With tonight's win, San Diego State snaps an eight-game losing streak to UCLA (average margin of defeat: 19.6 points). That was the school's longest active losing streak against any opponent. Prior to tonight, SDSU's last win over UCLA came 26,292 days ago on Dec. 7, 1940 (exactly one year before the attack on Pearl Harbor). The Aztecs won that game, 34-31.
• San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher improves to 2-0 against UCLA.
• San Diego State is now 6-16 against UCLA.
• This marks the first time the Aztecs have defeated a nationally ranked UCLA team. The Aztecs entered the contest 0-6 against Top-25 Bruins teams.

Player Notes

Jamaal Franklin (28 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 blocked shot, 2 steals)
• Logged his sixth double-figure scoring performance of the season and 27th straight (36th career)... Recorded his third 20-point game of the season (12th career)... Has led the team in scoring six times this season (22nd career).

Xavier Thames (19 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists)
• Set a career high for three-pointers in a game with five... Logged his third double-figure scoring performance of the season (20th career)

Winston Shepard (5 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal)
• Established a career high for scoring with five points in just his third career game.

DeShawn Stephens (12 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals)
• Established a season high for scoring tonight with twelve points... It is his second double-figure scoring game of the season and sixth of his career... SDSU improves to 6-0 when he scores in double figures.

JJ O'Brien (2 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal)
• Set a career high with five assists... His previous high was three, which he had accomplished twice this season and six times overall... Led the team in assists for the first time of his career.

Skylar Spencer (2 points, 3 rebounds, 3 blocked shots)
• Set a career high with three blocked shots in 14 minutes... His previous career best was two, which he accomplished with Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

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