#AztecMBB-Boise State Postgame Notes

March 14, 2013

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Final Score: No. --/rv San Diego State 73, Boise State 67
Records: San Diego State: 22-9 overall; Boise State: 21-10 overall
Next Game: Friday, March 15 | vs. No. 15/14 (1) New Mexico | Thomas & Mack Center | 6 p.m. PT | CBS Sports Network

General Notes

• San Diego State wins its 22nd game of the season, marking the school-record fifth straight season with at least 22 wins.

• SDSU has won 91 straight games when leading with five minutes to play.

• The Aztecs have won four of their last six games.

• San Diego State is 23-7 in its last 30 games played during the month of March.

• San Diego State is 4-2 in neutral court wins this season, including victories over likely postseason teams UCLA, Boise State and Indiana State.

• San Diego State is 21-6 in its last 27 games played on Wednesday.

MW Tournament Notes

• SDSU improves to 11-2 in its last 13 Mountain West tournament games and 19-9 all-time in the event.

• San Diego State advances to the MW semifinals for the sixth straight season. That is the longest active streak in the league (next longest: New Mexico and UNLV at 4).

• The Aztecs improve to 9-5 in MW quarterfinal games and have won six in a row.

• San Diego State improves to 7-2 all-time as a No. 4 seed in the MW tournament. The Aztecs won the event as the four seed in 2010.

• In MW tournament games played at Thomas & Mack Center, the Aztecs are 15-7.

Series Notes

• SDSU improves to 6-1 all-time vs. Boise State.

• In the Mountain West era, the Aztecs are now 5-1 vs. the Broncos.

• For the second straight season, San Diego State eliminated Boise State in the quarterfinals of the MW tournament.

• The Aztecs improve to 2-0 vs. the Broncos at neutral sites.

Program Notes

• San Diego State wins its 22nd game of the season. The Aztecs, who have won 20 or more games in a school-record and Mountain West Conference best eight straight seasons, has won at least 22 games in each of the past five seasons.

• The 22 victories are tied for the 11th most in the 92 seasons of the program.

• Prior to Steve Fisher's arrival in 1999, San Diego State went 14 seasons without recording more than 15 victories.

• Steve Fisher wins his 280th game in 14 seasons at San Diego State, an average of 20 wins per season. Prior to Fisher's arrival on The Mesa, the Aztecs. That is more victories than the Aztecs had in the 23 seasons prior to Fisher's arrival when SDSU won 271 games. To reach 280 wins prior to Fisher, you have to go back 670 games, when the Aztecs posted a 280-390 record. Fisher is 280-169 in 14 seasons at San Diego State.

Individual Notes

Jamaal Franklin (19 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals)
Reached double figures in scoring for the 29th time this season and 59th of his career... He has scored in double figures in 29 of 30 games this year... Was 9-for-10 from the free-throw line... Led the team in scoring for the 20th time this year and 36th of his career... Led the team in rebounding for the 23rd time (41st career)... Had four assists, marking the second time in three games he has had that total... Was 2-for-3 from three-point distance after entering the game having made four of his last 18, which covered his previous four games... In seven career MW tournament games, he is 12-for-21 from three-point distance.

Chase Tapley (17 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals)
Tapley moved into fourth place on SDSU's career scoring chart, surpassing Tony Pinkins (1,475 points)... Tapley has 1,485 points for his career... Tapley reached double figures for the 20th time this season and 77th time in his career... Coming into tonight, Tapley was 4-for-19 from three-point distance in his last three games; tonight he was 3-for-6... Had a season-high four steals.

Xavier Thames (18 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal)
For the second straight game, he scored 18 points, which is his second-highest output of the season... Scored in double figures for the third straight game and 14th time this season (31st career)... Recorded a season-high-tying five assists, which he also had at Missouri State... Posted at least four assists for the first time since the UCLA game... Pulled down a season-high six rebounds.

Winston Shepard (7 points, 7 rebounds, 3 blocked shots)
Scored seven points off the bench... His seven rebounds were one short of his career best... Blocked a career-high three shots... Played 30 minutes, which was his first 30-minute game since playing 34 at Fresno State... His 30 minutes were his most in a reserve role.