#AztecMBB at Boise State Postgame Notes

March 9, 2013

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San Diego State Postgame Notes

Final Score: Boise State 69, No. --/rv San Diego State 65
Records: San Diego State 21-9 overall; 9-7 MW; Boise State 21-9 overall; 9-7 MW
Next Game: Wed., March 13 | vs. 5th-seed Boise State | MWC Tourney Quarterfinals | Thomas & Mack Center | 9 p.m. PT

General Notes

  • San Diego State's four-point loss today means the Aztecs now have a one-point (vs. Arizona), a two-point (at UNLV), a three-point (at Air Force) and a four-point (at Boise State) loss this season.
  • The Aztecs are 2-4 in games decided by four points or less this season after going 8-3 in those contests last season.
  • San Diego State shot 40.0 percent from the field (identical mark as Boise State). The Aztecs have failed to shoot better than 40 percent from the floor in seven of their nine defeats this season.
  • Boise State has now won seven consecutive home games and 16 straight home games against teams not ranked in the AP Top 25 at game time.
  • The Aztecs four-point loss at Boise marked the Broncos smallest margin of victory during its current win streak and was the smallest margin of victory at home over a non-AP Top 25 team since Feb. 18, 2012 (Boise State 65, TCU 64).
  • San Diego State held Boise State to 40.0 percent field goal shooting. That is the Broncos second lowest output in a home game in their last 12 games at Taco Bell Arena.
  • Despite the loss, San Diego State is 22-7 in its last 29 games played during March. Entering today, the Aztecs owned the nation's fifth best record during the month of March since 2009.
  • The SDSU loss snapped a four-game winning streak in its final regular-season game and an eight-game regular-season win streak during the month of March.
  • San Diego State is a remarkable 25-11 in its last 36 road games since March 6, 2010. Entering today, that was tied for the sixth best record in the country during that time frame.
  • San Diego State is 23-6 in its last 29 road games against teams not ranked in the AP Top 25 at game time.
  • San Diego State has guaranteed its eighth straight Mountain West Conference upper-division finish.
  • Despite the loss, SDSU has won a nation-best 107 football and men's basketball games since the beginning of the 2010-11 academic year. Entering today, North Carolina had 106, while Florida, Louisville, Ohio State and Syracuse have 105.

    Series Notes

  • San Diego State is 5-1 all-time against Boise State
  • The Aztecs are 4-1 against the Broncos in the last two seasons.
  • SDSU is 1-1 lifetime at Boise State.

    Game Notes

  • San Diego State never led in the game. Boise State led 6-0 and 12-2 and the lead peeked at 31-15 with 3:48 remaining in the first half.
  • San Diego State cut the deficit to three on four occasions in the second half - three times following points from Chase Tapley. The only time SDSU had the ball down three in the second half, was following a Xavier Thames steal with 23 seconds left. The Aztecs were unable to convert the subsequent layup.
  • San Diego State shot 53.6 percent in the second half after shooting just 25.9 in the first half.
  • Junior guard Xavier Thames had 16 points in the second half after scoring just two points in the first half.

    Individual Notes

    Xavier Thames - team-high 18 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals
    The junior point guard had his second highest scoring game of the season (19 vs. UCLA on 12-1-12) and has scored in double figures in consecutive games for the first time since 12-23-12 and 12-25-12 (prior to his back injury)... Thames led the team in scoring of the second time this season (vs. Point Loma Nazarene, 12-18-12)... He reached double figures for the 13th time this season and the 30th time in his career... He had a pair of steals and now has a theft in a season-long six consecutive games (nine total)... Made a pair of three-point field goals and now has a trey in four consecutive contests... Made 11 field goals in his last two games, his highest two-game total of the season... Was a team-best +7 in hockey +/-.

    Chase Tapley - 17 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals
    The senior reached double-figures in scoring for the second straight game, the 19th time this season and the 76th time in his career... He has 17 or more points in three of his last six games... Had multiple steals in a game for the second straight game, 11th time this season and 46th time in his career... 14 of his 17 points came after intermission... Had a three-point field goal for the fourth straight game... Has 1,468 career points and needs just seven more to tie Tony Pinkins (1955-56-57) for fourth place on the school's all-time scoring chart... Made his 110th start to move into a tie for fifth place on the school's chart (Leonard Allen, 1982-83-84-85).

    Jamaal Franklin - 15 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal
    The junior posted his second consecutive double-double (first time since 1-2-13 and 1-9-13), 12th double-double of the season and 25th double-double of his career... The 12 double-doubles this season are tied for the eighth highest total in school history (Franklin in 2011-12 and Aerick Sanders in 2003-04)... His 25 career double-doubles are fifth all time, one behind Joel Kramer's 26... Led the team in rebounding for the fifth straight game, 22nd time this season and 40th time in his career... He reached double-figures in scoring for the 17th straight game, and 48th time in his last 49 games... He has scored 10+ 28 times this season and 58 times in his career... He has 12 or more rebounds in 10 games this season... Pulled down 48 rebounds in his last four games (12.0 rpg)... Scored 15 or more points in four of his last five contests... Moved into 18th place on the school's career scoring chart with 1,113 points... Next up is D.J. Gay with 1,178 points... Now has 566 career rebounds to pass Malcolm Thomas for 13th place in the Division I era.