No. 24/25 SDSU M. Hoops-Colorado State Postgame Notes

Feb. 25, 2012

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Score: [24/25] San Diego State 74, Colorado State 66
Records: [24/25] San Diego State 22-6, 8-4 MW; Colorado State 17-10, 6-6 MW
Next Game: Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 | at Boise State | 7 p.m. PT | The Mtn., 4SD

Themes

• With the victory, San Diego State is in a three-way tie for first in the Mountain West Conference. The Aztecs, New Mexico and UNLV all own identical 8-4 league records.

• With its 22nd victory of the season, San Diego State has tied its 10th-highest total for victories in a single season. This is the Aztecs' 91st season of basketball.

• The Aztecs end the home season with a 17-2 record at Viejas Arena. The 17 home victories are a new school record as is the total home attendance of 229,820, and average home attendance of 12,096. For the season, San Diego State had 11 sold-out home games and played in front of average of 97.4 percent capacity.

• San Diego State now has five victories over top-50 RPI teams (UNLV, New Mexico, Colorado State, Long Beach State and California). That equals the total number of top-50 RPI victories the 2010-11 team had during the regular season.

• San Diego State has now won two straight games overall, 22 of 28 (22-6) games and 56 of 65 (56-9) games.

• San Diego State is 50-4 in its last 54 home games and has won 46 of its last 47 games against unranked teams.

• San Diego State has won seven consecutive "Senior Day" games.

Game Notes

• San Diego State won for the 66th time in a row when it has led with five minutes to play. SDSU is 20-0 this season when leading with five minutes to play is also 54-0 since the beginning of the 2010-11 campaign when leading with five minutes to go.

• This is the sixth time this season San Diego State has won a game that it has trailed by at least nine points (Long Beach State, at San Diego, at New Mexico, Boise State, Wyoming and Colorado State).

• SDSU has won seven games this season when trailing at intermission. The Aztecs are now 7-4 when behind after 20 minutes.

• SDSU blocked a season-high eight shots tonight. Its previous season high was six vs. Long Beach State.

Series Notes

• San Diego State has won 10 of the last 11 meetings between the teams.

• San Diego State has won the last nine games between the teams played at Viejas Arena.

• Steve Fisher owns a 20-9 career record against the Rams.

Player Notes

Jamaal Franklin (31 points, 16 rebounds,2 blocks)
Recorded his second career 30-point game... Tied his career high for points... Posted his 10th double-double of his career and ninth of the season tonight... Set a career high for rebounds in a game... Reached the 20-point plateau for the seventh time of his career... He has scored in double figures 24 times in his career and 23 times in 2011-12... His double-digit rebounding effort is his 10th of his career and ninth of the season.

Xavier Thames (15 points, 4 rebounds)
Reached double figures for the first time since the game at Colorado State earlier this season... Posted his 10th double-figure scoring effort of the season and 14th of his career... Connected on his first three-point field, which gave SDSU a six-point lead with just under six minutes to play, since the game at UNLV; prior to tonight, he was 0-for-4 in his previous three games... Knocked down multiple threes for the third time this season and first time since hitting three at New Mexico.

James Rahon (14 points, 4-8 3PFG)
Knocked down four three-pointers tonight after entering the game having made just 1-of-10 in his previous four games... Made multiple three-point baskets for the 40th time of his career and the 21st time as an Aztec... Notched his 21st double-figure scoring game of his Aztec career and his 10th of the season.

Tim Shelton (6 points, 7 rebounds)
Set a season high for blocked shots in a single game... Grabbed seven or more rebounds for the third consecutive game.

Garrett Green (3 points, 3 rebounds, 3 blocks)
Set a career high for blocked shots tonight.

LaBradford Franklin (5 assists)
Tied his season high with five assists... Led the team in assists for the second time this season and third time of his career ... Had four assists in his last outing, giving him nine over the last two games ... Before the last two games, he had nine assists over his previous seven contests.