#AztecMBB and Washington to Clash Sunday Afternoon

The Aztecs welcome Washington to Viejas Arena Sunday.

Dec. 6, 2013


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No. 24 #AztecMBB Enters Finals Week With Sunday Afternoon Home Game Against Pac-12 Opponent Washington on CBS Sports Network

A grueling stretch of five games in 11 days comes to an end on Sunday for No. 24/rv San Diego State (6-1) when the Aztecs play host to Washington (4-3). Game time is set for noon PT and the game will be shown nationally on CBS Sports Network and can be heard on both The Mighty 1090 and 105.7 The Walrus.

During this period, SDSU has extended its win streak to five games, defeated three teams that won at least 20 games last season, including two nationally ranked squads, and claimed the DIRECTV Wooden Legacy tournament. Sunday will mark the first home game for the Aztecs during this five-game stretch. In fact, San Diego State is playing its first home game in 18 days (Nov. 20).

The Aztecs are coming off a 65-64 victory at cross-town neighbor San Diego on Thursday night. The Aztecs shot just 36.2 percent from the field, but parlayed a 44-29 rebound advantage into a 29-2 advantage in second-chance points to come away with the victory. SDSU led the final 18:10 of the game, but had to withstand a final three-point attempt to claim its school-record eighth consecutive victory in the series.

Senior point guard Xavier Thames, who earlier in the week earned national player-of-the-week honors from both CBSSports.com and NBCSports.com, scored 17 points and added four rebounds and four assists. Senior forward Josh Davis recorded his second double-double of the season and the 33rd of his career with 10 points and a season-high 15 points. Sophomore forward Skylar Spencer matched his career high with 12 points and a season-high six rebounds, while junior forward Dwayne Polee II added 12 points in 18 minutes off the bench.

San Diego State will look to extend several impressive streaks on Sunday.
* The Aztecs are 17-1 in their last 18 home games against unranked foes and are 73-4 since Feb. 23, 2008, against non-top 25 teams at Viejas.
* SDSU is 26-1 in its last 27 December games and has won 24 straight against unranked teams during the final month of the year.
* San Diego State is 11-2 in its last 13 games against current members of the Pac-12 Conference. The two losses during that stretch came to No. 3/3 Arizona last year and No. 6/5 Arizona this season.
* The Aztecs have won 41 straight non-conference home games against opponents not ranked in either major poll at game time.

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