No. 13/14 SDSU-No. 14/16 UNLV Postgame Notes
Feb. 11, 2012
LAS VEGAS -
Records: [13/14] San Diego State 20-4, 6-2 MW; [14/16] UNLV 22-4, 6-2 MW
Next Game: Wednesday, Feb. 15 | vs. New Mexico | 7:15 p.m. PT | CBS Sports Network
SDSU held UNLV to 40.9 percent shooting from the field, which makes it 41 straight games an Aztec opponent has failed to shoot 50 percent from the floor.
SDSU outrebounded UNLV, 37-35, marking the 17th time this season the Aztecs have outrebounded their opponent.
The last three games between SDSU and UNLV have been decided by two points. The last eight meetings have been decided by 10 points or fewer.
With the loss, the Aztecs have still won six of the last seven encounters with UNLV.
The loss snaps SDSU's seven-game winning streak at Thomas & Mack Center and breaks SDSU's three-game winning streak over UNLV.
San Diego State has won nine of the last 11 meetings with UNLV.
SDSU is remarkable 43-5 as an AP Top-25 team even with the loss. SDSU is 38-5 when it is ranked in the Coaches' poll.
With the loss, SDSU falls to 19-4 in its last 23 road games.
SDSU is 5-2 vs. UNLV at Thomas & Mack Center since Feb. 3, 2009. The rest of the country is 6-42 during that time.
After 24 games, SDSU is off to its second-best start in school history at 20-4. Last season, SDSU was 23-1 after 24 games.
Chase Tapley (game-high 22 points, 3 rebounds)
Tapley posted his eighth career 20-point effort and his seventh of the season... His 22-point effort is his best since scoring 24 vs. Chicago State... The junior has scored in double figures a career-high 18 straight games, 22 times this season and 49 times in his career... Connected on four three-point field goals, which is his most since knocking down eight at Baylor... Made nine field goals, his second-highest figure of the season... Tapley has made 10 field goals three previous times this season.
Jamaal Franklin (15 points, team-high 8 rebounds)
The sophomore reached double figures for a career-high 12th straight game, 20th time this season and the 21st time in his career...Led the team in rebounding for the 11th time this season and of his career... He has led the team in rebounding six straight games.
Xavier Thames (8 points, 6 rebounds, game-high 8 assists)
Thames recorded eight assists, his most since dishing a career-high 11 at San Diego... His assist performance was his third of the season with at least eight... Led the team in assists for the 17th time this season... Grabbed six rebounds, his second-highest figure of the season... He also grabbed six vs. UC Riverside.
Tim Shelton (5 points, 7 rebounds)
Grabbed seven rebounds, his second-highest total of the season... He has collected at least seven rebounds in three of the last four games.