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No. 24/23 #AztecMBB-Southern Utah Postgame Notes

#AztecMBB-SUU postgame notes.
#AztecMBB-SUU postgame notes.

Dec. 18, 2013

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Final Score: No. 24/23 San Diego State 76, Southern Utah 39
Records: No. 24/23 San Diego State (8-1), Southern Utah (1-7)
Next Game: Saturday, Dec. 21 | vs. McNeese State | 7 p.m. PT | Channel 4 San Diego

Top Notes
• The Aztecs improve to 100-0 in their last 100 when leading with five minutes to play.
• The 11 first-half points allowed by SDSU were the second-fewest in a Division I game this season.
• The 11 first-half points allowed by the Aztecs were the fewest in a half since the 1996-97 season (records before unavailable).
• San Diego State wins its seventh straight game overall.
• At 8-1, San Diego State has matched the second-best start in the Division I era, trailing only the 2010-11 (20-0) season.
• Since the beginning of the 1995-96 season, San Diego State is 60-1 when holding the opposition to 51 points or less.
• SDSU has won three straight in the series with Southern Utah and improve to 3-2 all-time vs. the Thunderbirds.

Game Notes
• Southern Utah made two of its first 17 field-goal attempts... San Diego State made nine of its first 12 field-goal attempts.
• The Aztecs shot at least 50.0 percent from the field for the third time this season.
• The 37-point margin of victory was SDSU's fourth this year by 20 or more points.
• The Aztecs posted a season-low six turnovers on the evening.
Matt Shrigley started his first career game and marked the just the second starting five for the Aztecs this season (Thames, Spencer, O'Brien, Shrigley, Davis).

Trends
• San Diego State is 19-1 in its last 20 home games against unranked teams and 75-4 since Feb. 23, 2008 against non-top 25 teams.
• San Diego State is 28-1 in its last 29 December games and has won 26 straight in the month against teams not ranked at game time.
• San Diego State has won 46 straight non-league games vs. unranked squads.
• San Diego State has won 43 straight non-conference home games against unranked teams.
• San Diego State is 66-14 all-time when ranked in the top 25 of at least one of the two major Top 25 polls.
• San Diego State is 63-8 all-time as an AP Top-25 team when facing an unranked opponent.

Player Notes

Xavier Thames (16 points, 4 assists, 1 rebound)
• Scored in double figures for a career-best sixth straight game.
• Reached the double-digit scoring plateau for the eighth time this season and 40th of his career.
• Led the team in scoring for the seventh time this season and 13th time in his career.

Josh Davis (13 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists)
• Posted his third double-double of the year and 34th of his career, which is the second-most in the nation among active players.
• Reached double figures in scoring for the fourth time this year (56th career).
• Led the team in rebounding for the seventh time this season, with SDSU posting a 7-0 mark in those games.
• Grabbed at least 10 rebounds for the fourth straight game and for the fifth time this season (44th career).

Aqeel Quinn (14 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal)
• Set a San Diego State career-high with 14 points.
• Posted his first double-figure scoring game at SDSU and his eighth of his career.
• Established SDSU career highs in field goals (5), three-point field goals (2) and rebounds (7).
• Set an overall career-best with seven rebounds.