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No. 24 #AztecMBB-Washington Postgame Notes

#AztecMBB postgame notes vs. Washington.
#AztecMBB postgame notes vs. Washington.

Dec. 8, 2013

SAN DIEGO -

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Final Score: No. 24/rv San Diego State 70, Washington 63
Records: No. 24/rv San Diego State (7-1), Washington (4-4)
Next Game: Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 | vs. Southern Utah | 7 p.m. PT | Channel 4 San Diego

Top Notes
* San Diego State wins its sixth straight game overall.
• At 7-1, San Diego State has matched the third-best start in the Division I era, trailing only the 2010-11 (20-0) and 1984-85 (8-0) seasons.
* San Diego State is 12-2 in its last 14 games against teams currently in the Pac-12 Conference.
* San Diego State has won nine consecutive games against current Pac-12 teams that were unranked in the AP poll at the time of the game.
* The Aztecs improve to 99-0 in their last 99 when leading with five minutes to play.
* San Diego State claims its first victory ever over Washington in the third all-time meeting between the schools.
* SDSU overcame its largest halftime deficit of the season by rallying from nine down (30-21).
* The Aztecs matched the single-game school-record with 11 blocked shots.

Trends
* San Diego State is 18-1 in its last 19 home games against unranked teams and 74-4 since Feb. 23, 2008 against non-top 25 teams.
* San Diego State is 27-1 in its last 28 December games and has won 25 straight in the month against teams not-ranked at game time.
* San Diego State has won 42 straight non-conference home games against teams not nationally ranked in either poll at game time.
* San Diego State has won 25 straight December games against teams not nationally ranked at game time.
* San Diego State is 65-14 lifetime when ranked in the top 25 of at least one of the two major Top 25 polls.
* San Diego State is 62-8 lifetime as an AP Top-25 team when facing an unranked opponent.
* The Aztecs are 5-0 lifetime when ranked 24th in the AP Top 25.

Player Notes

Xavier Thames (19 points, 6 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal)
* Scored in double figures for a career-best fifth straight game.
* Reached the double-digit scoring plateau for the seventh time this season and 39th of his career.
* Set a season high for assists with six. Over his last two games, he has dished out 10 helpers (had 4 at USD).
* Free-throw performance. Last three games: 32-for-38 (.842).
* Led the team in scoring for the sixth time this season (12th career).

Skylar Spencer (6 points, 5 blocks, 3 rebounds)
* Established a career high for blocked shots with five.
* Blocked multiple shots for the fifth time this year (18th career).
* Has blocked at least one shot 32 times, including 12 straight.

Winston Shepard (17 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists)
* Set a career high with three steals.
* Reached double figures in scoring for the sixth time this season (12th career).
* Finished with 17 points after scoring a combined 14 in his last two outings.

Josh Davis (8 points, 10 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists)
* Grabbed at least 10 rebounds for the fourth time this season (43rd career).
* Matched his career high with three steals, set four times previously at Tulane.
* Led the team in rebounding for the sixth time this season and SDSU is 6-0 in those games.

JJ O'Brien (10 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal)
* Produced his fifth double-figure scoring effort of the season (24th career).

Dakarai Allen (3 blocks, 1 rebound)
* Blocked a career-high three shots.