SDSU Men's Hoops-USD Postgame Notes

Xavier Thames had a double-double with 11 points and 11 assists.

Dec. 7, 2011

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Final Score: [rv/rv] San Diego State 74, San Diego 62
Records: San Diego State 9-2, San Diego 4-4
Next Game: Monday, Dec. 19 | vs. UC Riverside | 7 p.m. PT | Channel 4 San Diego

Team Notes
* San Diego State's 12-point rally is its largest comeback of the season and tied for the 10th-largest rally to win the game in the Fisher era. Its previous largest rally of the season was 10 vs. Long Beach State.

* SDSU has won 20 consecutive games vs. schools from the state of California.

* The Aztecs have won 14 straight games in December.

* SDSU has won 13 straight against San Diego universities.

* San Diego State has won five straight road/neutral games in the month of December.

* The Aztecs have won three straight on the road.

Series Notes
* San Diego State has won six in a row over USD and improves to 26-17 all-time (8-8 at USD).

* The six-game winning streak matches the longest since SDSU won six straight from 1979-84 and the streak is the longest by any team in the history of the series.

* The 12-point victory was the Aztecs' largest at USD since winning by 23 (84-61) on Feb. 25, 1975 at the USD Sports Center.

* SDSU has won three straight vs. USD inside Jenny Craig Pavilion and improves to 4-2 overall at the facility.

* The Aztecs have won their last four games inside Jenny Craig Pavilion. SDSU beat Kansas State at JCP in the second round of the 2009 NIT.

Player Notes
* Chase Tapley (23 points, 9-of-14 FG, 4 rebounds) recorded his team-best fifth 20-point game of the year and sixth of his career... Tapley finished with 23... He has scored at least 20 points in two straight outings (also had 25 vs. Cal)... Posted his ninth double-figure scoring game of the season and 36th of his career.

* Xavier Thames (11 points, 11 assists, 4 rebounds) became the first Aztec since Lorrenzo Wade to have a double-double with points and assists... Wade had 25 points and 11 assists vs. Colorado State on March 1, 2008... Thames, who had a game- and career-high 11 assists, posted his fourth straight game with at least six assists... His double-figure assist game is the first at SDSU since Wade's performance... The double-digit assist game is the 66th in school history and Thames is the 23rd Aztec to accomplish the feat... The 11 assists are the most for an Aztec in a true road game since Dec. 1, 1986 when Tracy Dildy had 11 at UC Santa Barbara... He has five games with at least seven assists this season... Has made 15 straight free throws (with a 7-for-7 effort tonight).

* DeShawn Stephens (16 points, 7-of-8 FG, 9 rebounds) established a career high in scoring with 16 points... The double-figure scoring effort is the second of his career and first since he scored 11 vs. Southern Utah in the second game of the year... He also tied his career high with nine rebounds, which he has now down four times this season.

* Jamaal Franklin (11 points, 5 rebounds) reached double figures in scoring with 11 points... It was his eighth double-figure scoring game of the season and ninth of his career.

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