#AztecMBB-Oklahoma Postgame Notes

March 22, 2013

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Final Score: (7) San Diego State 70, (10) Oklahoma 55
Records: San Diego State 23-10 overall; Oklahoma 20-12
Next Game: Sunday, March 24 | vs. (15) Florida Gulf Coast | Wells Fargo Center | Gametime: 7:10 p.m. ET | Television: TBS

Postseason Tournament Notes

• San Diego State wins its third-ever Division I NCAA tournament game and improves to 3-8 in nine appearances.

• SDSU advances past its opening-round NCAA game for just the second time in Division I school history (2011).

• The Aztecs improve to 3-2 in the NCAA tournament when owning a higher seed than their opponent.

• San Diego State wins an NCAA tournament game in the Eastern Time Zone for the first time in three tries (2010, 2012, 2013).

• The Aztecs are 3-2 in their last five NCAA tournament games, which dates to 2011. Prior to the five, they were 0-6.

• Since 2011, San Diego State owns three of the five NCAA tournament victories by current Mountain West Conference schools (Colorado State 1 and New Mexico 1).

• SDSU improves to 8-13 overall in Division I postseason history (14 appearances).

• Under Steve Fisher, SDSU is 3-5 in NCAA tournament games. Prior to his arrival, San Diego State was 0-3 in the NCAAs.

• Also under Fisher, SDSU is 8-9 in the postseason. Prior to his arrival, San Diego State was 0-4 in Division I postseason tournaments.

• Overall, Fisher improves to 23-11 overall in 13 NCAA appearances and 33-16 all-time in 19 postseason appearances.

• Fisher and his teams are now 7-6 in the first game of the NCAA tournament.

• Chase Tapley is the first player in San Diego State history to play in four NCAA tournament games.

Series/Big 12 Notes

• SDSU wins its first game vs. Oklahoma in four tries (1-3).

• The Aztecs are now 1-1 vs. the Sooners on neutral courts.

• San Diego State has a win over every Big 12 team in the current alignment with the exception of West Virginia, a team it has not faced.

• The Aztecs improve to 2-2 in their last four overall vs. the Big 12 and 2-1 in their last three vs. the Big 12 in postseason action.

• San Diego State improves to 28-23 all-time vs. the current Big 12 alignment.

• Steve Fisher is now 23-12 all-time vs. the Big 12. San Diego State, under Fisher, meanwhile, improves to 17-9 vs. the league.

Fisher v. Kruger Notes

• Steve Fisher and the Aztecs have now won six straight and nine of the last 10 vs. Lon Kruger-coached teams.

• This is just the second time these two coaches have met on neutral floors and Fisher and the Aztecs have won both times.

• Fisher improves to 14-5 vs. Kruger as the head coach of San Diego State. Overall, Fisher is 15-6 vs. Kruger.

Team Notes

• San Diego State wins its 23rd game of the season, marking the fifth consecutive season the Aztecs have won at least 23 games.

• The 23 victories are tied for the ninth-highest total in the 92 seasons of school history and tied for the sixth highest total in the 43 seasons at the Division I level.

• San Diego State is 24-8 in its last 32 games played during the month of March.

• San Diego State has won 92 consecutive games when leading with five minutes to play.

• San Diego State is 15-6 in its last 21 games played on a neutral court.

• San Diego State is 15-0 this season when wearing the White uniforms.

• San Diego State is 12-2 in its last 14 games played on Friday.

• The Aztecs win for the first time on Friday this season and now have won on every day of the week.

Game Notes

• San Diego State overcame a nine-point deficit to win, which is the largest deficit overcome in a victory this season. Prior to tonight, its largest deficit overcome for a win was seven vs. Indiana State.

• The Aztecs were 16-for-17 from the free-throw line, which comes out to 94.1 percent. The 94.1-percent accuracy is a season high, surpassing the 92.9-percent performance vs. UCLA.

Individual Notes

Jamaal Franklin (21 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals)
Scored in double figures for the 30th time in 32 games this season and for the 60th time in his career... Led the team in scoring for the 21st time this season and the 37th time in his career... His five assists tonight led the team for the 16th time this season and 21st time in his career.

James Rahon (17 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal)
Posted his eighth double-figure scoring game of the season and his 50th of his career... Scored in double figures for the first time since the Fresno State game back on Feb. 9... His 17 points tonight outscored the Oklahoma bench as a unit (14 points)... The 17 points matches a season-high, tying his effort at USC on Nov. 25... Made multiple three-point field goals for the 10th time this season and 51st time in his career... Was his first game with multiple three-point field goals since Feb. 9 vs. Fresno State.

Deshawn Stephens (7 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blocked shot)
His 11 rebounds tonight set a career-high, surpassing his previous career-best of 10 set on Nov. 21 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff... Posted his second double-figure rebounding effort of the season/career and his first since the 10 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Nov. 21... Led the team in rebounding for the third time this season.

Chase Tapley (10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal)
Tapley becomes the first player in school history to play in the NCAA tournament in four different seasons... Posted a double-figure scoring effort for the 22nd time this season and the 79th time in his career.

Steve Fisher Below is a look at the 14-year tenure of Fisher compared to the school's preceding 14 years prior to his arrival. Record NCAA (Record) Postseason (Record) Conference Titles 20-Win Seasons Steve Fisher Era 465-252 6 (3-5) 10 (8-9) 7 9 14 Seasons Before 142-258 none none none 0