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No. 20/20 #AztecMBB-St. Katherine Postgame Notes

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

Dec. 27, 2013

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St. Katherine College-No. 20/20 San Diego State Postgame NotesGet Acrobat Reader

Final Score: No. 20/20 San Diego State 118, St. Katherine College 35
Records: No. 20/20 San Diego State (10-1), St. Katherine College (2-12)
Next Game: Wednesday, Jan. 1 | at Colorado State | 7 p.m. MT | CBS Sports Network

Top Notes
• Tonight's margin of victory was the largest in SDSU's Division I history. Prior to tonight, the record was 60, when SDSU beat Morgan State, 128-68, on Dec. 1, 1984.
• San Diego State is the first Division I men's basketball team since 2000 to hold three consecutive opponents to less than 40 points and just the second school to do it in the past 18 seasons (Oregon State, 2000).
• SDSU held its third straight opponent to under 40 points. The last time the Aztecs accomplished the feat was in February 1947.
• The last time San Diego State held three straight non-conference opponents to less than 40 points was December 1946-January 1947.
• The Aztecs had 57 rebounds, which were the most ever in a game at Viejas Arena.
• SDSU posted its most points (63) at the half (previous high was 58 vs. Redlands on Dec. 30, 2011) and had its largest lead at the half (46) (previous best was 34 vs. Redlands on Dec. 30, 2011) in the Steve Fisher era.
• San Diego State won its 37th straight game vs. schools from the state of California.
• The Aztecs won their ninth straight game overall.
• At 10-1, SDSU has matched the second-best start in the Division I era, trailing only the 2010-11 (20-0) season.
• San Diego State improves to 102-0 in their last 102 when leading with five minutes to play.

Game Notes
• Tonight was the 40th time in SDSU Division I history in which the Aztecs scored at least 100 points in a game and first time since Dec. 12, 2006 (119 vs. Campbell).
• The 118 points were the fifth most in San Diego State's Division I history.
• The 118 points were the second-most ever in Viejas Arena history for any team (119 vs. Campbell on Dec. 12, 2006), while the 35 points allowed were the third fewest in Viejas Arena history for any team.
• SDSU's 17 steals were its most ever at Viejas Arena and tied an arena record (including all teams, also USC vs. SDSU on Dec. 20, 1999).
• The Aztecs were +25 on the rebounds (57-32), which was the second-best rebounding margin in Viejas Arena history.
• SDSU's 43 field goals and 27 assists were each the second most in Viejas Arena history.
• San Diego State's 14 three-point field goals were tied for the team's third most ever at Viejas Arena, while its 63.6 3-point field goal percentage is the fourth best ever at Viejas Arena (for any team).
• SDSU's 118 points tonight are tied for the 10th most in a Division I game this season.
• The Aztecs had scoring runs of 13-0, 7-0, 7-0 and 14-0 in the first half.
• SDSU had a season-high six Aztecs score in double figures.
• Have won 42 in a row when shooting 50 percent or better.

Trends
• San Diego State is 21-1 in its last 22 home games against unranked teams and 77-4 since Feb. 23, 2008 against non-top 25 teams.
• San Diego State is 30-1 in its last 31 December games and has won 28 straight in the month against teams not ranked at game time.
• San Diego State has won 48 straight non-league games vs. unranked squads.
• San Diego State has won 45 straight non-conference home games against unranked teams.
• San Diego State is 68-14 all-time when ranked in the top 25 of at least one of the two major Top 25 polls.
• San Diego State is 65-8 all-time as an AP Top-25 team when facing an unranked opponent.

Player Notes

Winston Shepard (21 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals)
• Set a career high with his first career 20-point scoring effort.
• Posted his eighth double-figure scoring effort off the bench (14th career).
• Had a career-high seven made field goals.
• Had a career-high five steals.
• Tied a season high with five assists.

Dwayne Polee II (19 points, 12 rebounds, 1 steal)
• Recorded his first career double-double.
• Set a career high for rebounds and a season high for points.
• Had a career-high eight field goals.
• Tied a career high with three, 3-point field goals.

Aqeel Quinn (14 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals, 0 turnovers)
• Scored in double figures for the third straight game and the 11th time in his career.
• Had a season-high six assists.
• Now has seven steals over the past two games.

Matt Shrigley (12 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal)
• Posted his fifth double-figure scoring game of his career (2nd straight).
• Established a career high for rebounds and assists.

Xavier Thames (10 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals)
• Posted his ninth double-figure scoring effort of the season (41st career) in the first half alone.
• Has at least four assists in four of the past five games and has at least three in each of the last five.

Skylar Spencer (10 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 assist, 1 steal)
• Reached double figures in scoring for the second time this season (3rd career).
• Blocked multiple shots for the fifth straight game (21st career).
• Has made his last four free-throws.

James Johnson (6 points, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks)
• Scored a career high six points.
• Blocked a career-high two shots.
• Tied a career high with two field goals, while his two made free-throws matched a season high.