SDSU Men's Hoops-NC State Postgame Notes
March 16, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio -
Score: (11) North Carolina State 79, (6) [22/23] San Diego State 65
Records: (6) [22/23] San Diego State 26-8; (11) North Carolina State 23-12
NCAA Tournament Notes
Prior to last season, SDSU failed to win its opening Division I NCAA Tournament game six times (0-6). The Aztecs, even with the loss, are 1-1 in its last two NCAA openers. San Diego State's first season at the Division I level was 1970-71.
San Diego State is 2-2 in its last four NCAA Tournament outings.
Junior guard Chase Tapley became the first Aztec in school history to play in three consecutive NCAA Tournaments.
San Diego State is 60-11 since the beginning of the 2010-11 campaign.
The Aztecs finish the season with 26 wins, which is tied with the 2009 squad for the second most in school history.
San Diego State is 23-6 in its last 29 games played during the month of March. That figure includes NCAA, postseason NIT and Mountain West tournament games.
Jamaal Franklin (game-high 23 points, team-high 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 1 steal)
Registered his ninth 20-point scoring effort of the season... Scored in double figures for the 21st straight game... He has scored in double figures 29 times this season and 30 times in his career... Led the team in scoring for the 16th time this season and of his career... He finished the season by scoring 16 or more points in the final seven games.... Led the team in rebounding for the 18th time of the season and of his career... Made all seven of his free-throw attempts.
Chase Tapley (19 points, six rebounds, team-high 4 assists, 1 steal)
Scored all of his 19 points in the second half after going 7-for-13 from the field (3-for-5 3FG) in the final 20 minutes... Reached double figures in scoring for the 30th time this year and 57th time of his career... Connected on multiple three-pointers for the 22st time and 45th time of his career... Led the team in assists for the seventh time this season and 20th time of his career.
James Rahon (11 points, 3 rebounds)
Posted his 13th double-digit scoring effort of the campaign and his 42nd of his career.