SDSU Men's Basketball-USD Postgame Notes

San Diego State postgame notes.

Dec. 15, 2012

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Final Score: No. 18/15 San Diego State 72, San Diego 56
Next Game: Tuesday, December 18 | vs. Point Loma Nazarene | Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl | 7 p.m. PT | FS San Diego

Team Notes

• San Diego State wins its 28th straight vs. teams from California, which is the longest active streak nationally and is the longest such streak since 1996-97.

• SDSU wins its 21st straight game in the month of December. That entered today as the third-longest streak in the country.

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

• San Diego State wins its 31st straight regular-season game vs. unranked non-conference foes and improves to 51-1 in its last 52 home games vs. unranked teams.

• San Diego State has won 28 straight home games during the month of December.

• The 8-1 start is tied for the second-best start in Division I history (1970-71). This is the sixth time SDSU has won eight of its first nine games.

• This is the Aztecs' best start to a season since 2010-11 when that team opened with an unblemished 9-0 record after nine games.

• San Diego State has won 20 straight games when leading at the half. Under Steve Fisher, the Aztecs are 200-40 when owning a lead after 20 minutes.

• San Diego State has won 78 straight games when leading with five minutes to play.

• For the sixth time this season, San Diego State won a game in which it did not trail in the second half.

• SDSU was 16-for-19 (84.2 percent) from the free-throw line. In their last four games, the Aztecs are 59-for-71 (83.1 percent).

• San Diego State shot 52.0 percent (26-for-50) from the field tonight. SDSU has now won 32 straight games when shooting 50 percent or better and is 103-14 in the Steve Fisher era when doing so.

• The Aztecs held San Diego to just 38.3 percent shooting (23-for-60). San Diego State is 41-2 over its last 43 games when its opponent shoots 40 percent or worse and 130-15 in the Steve Fisher era when limiting the opposition to 40 percent or less.

Series Notes

• San Diego State wins its seventh straight vs. San Diego.

• The current seven-game winning streak over the Toreros is the longest for either team in series history. SDSU won six in a row from 1979-84 and was the home team in each of those games.

• SDSU pockets its sixth straight victory over USD in games played at Viejas Arena.

• The Aztecs improve to 27-17 vs. San Diego and 19-8 when they are the designated home team.

Player Notes

Chase Tapley (15 points, 2 blocks)
• Passed D.J. Gay (1,178 career points) on the school's all-time scoring list... He is 16th all-time and 12th in the Division I era with 1,189 career points... Posted his fifth double-digit scoring game of the season and his team-high 62nd of his career... He has reached double figures in a season best three consecutive games... Made his first two three-point field goal attempts on the evening, making him 18 for his last 33 from behind the three-point arc (54.5 percent) at that point... Led the team in scoring for the third time this season (22nd career).

Jamaal Franklin (14 points, 8 rebounds)
• Extended his double-figure scoring streak to 30, the third-longest active streak nationally... He has scored 10 or more points 39 times in his career... Reached the double-figure plateau in scoring for the ninth time this year... Finished with multiple assists for the eighth straight game... Has at least one steal in all nine games this year... Led the team in rebounding for the eighth time this season (26th career).

DeShawn Stephens (11 points, 6 rebounds, 5-5 FGs)
• Reached double figures for the third time in four games, the fourth time this season and the eighth time in his career... He had four double-digit scoring games in his first 37 career games and now has four in his last six games... Made all five of his field goal attempts on the evening.

JJ O'Brien (8 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals)
• Finished with a career-high four steals... His previous best was two, which he accomplished three times this season and five times in his career.

Xavier Thames (8 points, 3 assists)
• Led the team in assists for the fourth time this season and 25th time of his career... Made all four of his free-throw attempts and has now made each of his last 14 free-throw attempts.

Skylar Spencer (3 points, 3 blocks)
• Finished with a career-high three blocks in 19 minutes off the bench.

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