No. 5 #AztecMBB Heads to Wyoming for Tuesday Contest
Feb. 10, 2014
SAN DIEGO -
San Diego State has played 2,423 games in 93 seasons of basketball and Tuesday the No. 5/5 Aztecs (21-1; 10-0 Mountain West) will look to win their 21st starlight game for the first time in school history when the Aztecs travel to Laramie, Wyo., to face Wyoming (14-9, 5-5 MW).
The only regular-season meeting between the Aztecs and Cowboys is scheduled for a 9 p.m. MT (8 p.m. PT) start and the contest will be shown nationally on ESPNU. Radio coverage will be handled by The Mighty 1090 and 105.7 The Walrus.
San Diego State will look to extend a number of winning streaks on Tuesday, including a 20-game overall winning streak (tied for the longest in school history, 3rd-longest streak nationally through Sunday's games), a 10-game conference winning streak (longest in school history, T-4th-longest streak nationally), a 10-game road/neutral winning streak (second longest in school history), a seven-game road winning streak (tied for fourth-longest streak nationally), and a four-game winning streak in games played in the Mountain Time Zone.
On Saturday, San Diego State won its 10th consecutive home game by defeating Nevada, 73-58, at Viejas Arena. The Aztecs shot 52.1 percent from the field and for the third time this season, committed just four turnovers to tie a school-record for fewest turnovers against a Division I opponent. San Diego State won for the 44th straight time when shooting 50 percent or better from the floor and 27th straight time when posting a better field-goal percentage. SDSU improved to 37-0 since Nov. 10, 2006, when shooting at least 50 percent from the field and making 70 percent of its free-throw attempts.
All-America candidate Xavier Thames led the Aztecs in scoring for a seventh consecutive game with a game-high 17 points and five assists. The senior guard, in his third season with SDSU, needs just two points to become the 29th player in school history to reach 1,000 points (he has 1,140 career points). Sophomore forward Winston Shepard connected on 7-of-10 field goals en route to 16 points and four rebounds.
On Tuesday, the Aztecs face a Wyoming team that is 11-2 at home this season and has defeated three top-25 teams at Arena-Auditorium in the last 24 months. In league play, the Cowboys lead the Mountain West in scoring defense (59.8; SDSU is second at 60.9) and field-goal percentage (47.8).