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No. 17/15 Men's Hoops-UCSB Postgame Notes

San Diego State postgame notes.
San Diego State postgame notes.

Dec. 6, 2012

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Final Score: No. 17/15 San Diego State 84, UC Santa Barbara 70
Next Game: Saturday, December 15 | vs. San Diego | Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl | 7 p.m. PT | 4SD

Team Notes

• San Diego State wins its 27th straight vs. teams from California, which is the longest active streak nationally and is the longest such streak since 1996-97.

• SDSU wins its 20th straight game in the month of December

• The Aztecs win their seventh straight game overall and sixth straight home contest.

• San Diego State wins its 30th straight regular-season game vs. unranked non-conference foes and improves to 50-1 in its last 51 home games vs. unranked teams.

• SDSU wins its 11th straight vs. current members of the Big West Conference.

• The Aztecs win their eighth consecutive game vs. UC Santa Barbara.

• San Diego State won its 77th game in a row when leading with five minutes to play and 19th in a row when leading at the half.

• Five Aztecs were in double figures, a feat accomplished for the first time this season.

• SDSU won its 31st in row when shooting 50 percent or better from the field.

• San Diego State is shooting 81.1 percent (60-for-74) from the free-throw line over the last four games after shooting 56.1 percent (69-for-123) the first four contests.

• The Aztecs tied their season high with 11 three-pointers (also vs. UCLA and Arkansas-Pine Bluff)

• SDSU finished 11-for-17 (64.7 percent) from the three-point line, the third-best mark by a San Diego State team at Viejas Arena and best since shooting a Viejas Arena-record 81.8 percent (9-for-11) vs. UC San Diego on Nov. 30, 2003.

• The Aztecs shot a season-high 55.8 percent (29-for-52) from the field.

• Over the past two games, SDSU is shooting 59.3 percent (16-for-27) from beyond the three-point arc.

Player Notes

Chase Tapley (23 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 7-11 FGs, 6-8 3FGs)
• Posted a season high with his 23 points tonight in just 27 minutes... It marked his 11th career 20-point effort... Made a season-high six three-pointers... Reached double figures in scoring for the second straight game and fourth time this year (61st career)... In his last two games, he is 8-for-12 from three-point distance after his 6-for-8 effort tonight... Finished with three assists, marking the fifth time he has had at least that many this year... Posted multiple steals for the fourth time this season.

Jamaal Franklin (14 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal)
• Reached the double-figure plateau in scoring for the eighth time this year (38th career)... For the fifth straight game, Franklin finished with at least three assists; tonight, he had a team-high five.... The five assists tie a career high... Has at least one steal in all eight games this year.

JJ O'Brien (12 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blocked shot, 2 steals)
• Was the fifth Aztec in double figures tonight... It was his second double-digit scoring effort of the season (eighth career)... Matched his season high with one blocked shot... His two steals matched his career high.

Xavier Thames (11 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 3-4 3FGs)
• Registered his fourth double-figure scoring effort of the season (21st career)... Was 3-for-4 from three and has multiple three-pointers for the third time this season... He has 11 three-pointers in his last four games (11-for-18).

James Rahon (10 points, 2-4 3FGs)
• Reached double figures for the third time this season (45th career)... SDSU improves to 12-0 since the start of 2011-12 when he has multiple three-point baskets.

Winston Shepard (4 points, 4 assists)
• Finished with four assists in 19 minutes... He came into the game with three assists in 75 minutes this season (four games).