#AztecMBB-New Mexico Postgame Notes

Jan. 26, 2013

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Final Score: No. rv/25 San Diego State 55, No. 17/15 New Mexico 34
Records: San Diego State 16-4 overall; 4-2 MW; New Mexico 17-3 overall; 4-1 MW
Next Game: Saturday, Feb. 2 | at Air Force | Clune Arena | noon PT | TWCSN

SDSU vs. Nationally Ranked Opponents Notes

• San Diego State defeats its second nationally ranked team of the year (also No. rv/24 UCLA on Dec. 1).

• San Diego State has won a school-record three straight home games against Associated Press Top-25 teams.

• This is the highest-ranked team San Diego State has defeated since a 69-67 victory over No. 12/12 UNLV on Jan. 4, 2012.

• Today marks the 22nd time in school history the Aztecs have defeated a team ranked in the AP Top 25. Of those 22 wins, 13 have come under head coach Steve Fisher.

• This is extends the school record for most consecutive seasons with a victory over an AP Top 25 team to five (beginning with the 2008-09 campaign).

• San Diego State has defeated four teams ranked in the AP top 15 since the beginning of the 2010-11 season (at No. 11 Gonzaga (Nov. 16, 2010), vs. No. 8 Brigham Young (March 12, 2011), No. 12 UNLV (Jan. 14, 2012) and No. 15 New Mexico (today)).

• Counting today, this is just the second time in 18 games between these two schools that the winning margin was more than 10 points.

Game Notes

• The Aztecs' 21-point margin of victory is tied for their highest against a nationally ranked opponent in school history (also Feb. 6, 2007 vs. No. 15/13 Air Force - W, 62-41).

• San Diego State held New Mexico to its lowest field-goal percentage (25.0 percent) since at least 1965.

• The Aztecs limited the Lobos to 34 points, their lowest point total since scoring 32 on Jan. 31, 1976, at Utah.

• The 34 points allowed by SDSU ties the school's Division I record, Viejas Arena and SDSU's Mountain West record for fewest points scored by an opponent. Air Force scored 34 in 65-34 loss on Feb. 7, 2009.

• New Mexico's 25.0-percent field-goal percentage is the lowest for an Aztec foe since Redlands shot 24.6 percent on Dec. 30, 2011. UNM's field-goal percentage is the second lowest for an SDSU opponent since the start of the 1996-97 campaign.

• SDSU has held its opponent to under 20 points in three straight halves (both halves today and second half at Nevada on Wednesday) and in four of the past six halves (also first half at Wyoming last Saturday).

• San Diego State held New Mexico to its lowest point total of the season. It was previously 46 at Saint Louis.

• The Aztecs held the Lobos to their lowest shooting effort of the year. It was previously 31.8 percent at Saint Louis.

• The Aztecs forced 17 turnovers, their most since forcing 18 against Indiana State earlier this season (Dec. 23).

• SDSU was plus-15 in rebounds, its second-largest margin of the season. Its season best was plus-18 at Missouri State.

• SDSU had 10 steals, its first double-digit steal effort since having 15 vs. San Diego Christian on Nov. 13, 2011.

• SDSU's 21-point win was its second-largest against the Lobos in the series history and largest since a 24-point victory on Feb. 3, 1983 (W, 61-37, in Albuquerque).

• New Mexico's 34 points today against San Diego State tied for the second-fewest scored by a MW team in a single game in league history. Air Force scored 34 against San Diego State on Feb. 7, 2009.

• The MW record for fewest points scored in a single game (overall and MW-only) is 33, set by Air Force against BYU on Feb. 3, 2003.

Miscellaneous Notes

• San Diego State is 58-5 in its last 63 home games dating back to March 4, 2009.

• San Diego State is 34-9 in its last 43 Mountain West Conference games.

• San Diego State has won 102 football and men's basketball games since the beginning of the 2010 football season. That is the highest total in the country regardless of the outcome of any other game today.

Player Notes

JJ O'Brien (12 points, 10 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 assists, 1 steal)
Recorded his first double-double as an Aztec and third of his career... His last double-double came on Jan. 19, 2011 against New Mexico when he was at Utah... Scored in double figures in consecutive games for the first time of his Aztec career... His two-game double-figure scoring streak is his second of his career and first since doing it Feb. 12, 2011, and Feb. 16, 2011, while at Utah... Reached double figures for the fifth time this season and the 11th time of his career... Led the team in scoring for the first time this season and rebounding for the fourth time.

Jamaal Franklin (10 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals)
Recorded his seventh straight double-digit scoring game, his 18th double-figure scoring game of his career and the 48th game with at least 10 points... Made a three-point field goal for the seventh consecutive game.

Chase Tapley (8 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals)
Started for the 100th time of his career and is now just one of eight Aztecs in program history with 100 or more starts.

Skylar Spencer (4 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 blocks)
Made both of his field goals and has now made his last nine from the field... Had a career-high three steals (his previous best was one, which had happened five times)... Has blocked multiple shots eight times this season.