#AztecMBB-Florida Gulf Coast Postgame Notes

March 23, 2013

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Final Score: (15) Florida Gulf Coast 81, (7) San Diego State 71
Records: San Diego State 23-11 overall; Florida Gulf Coast 26-10 overall

Team Notes

• San Diego State finishes with a 23-11 record.

• SDSU has won 23 or more games in five straight seasons.

• The 23 wins are the sixth-most in school history.

• Despite the loss, the Aztecs have won three NCAA tournament games in the last three seasons.

• San Diego State is 24-9 in its last 33 games played during the month of March.

• San Diego State is 15-7 in its last 22 games played on a neutral court.

• San Diego State suffered its first loss in 16 tries (15-1) this season when wearing white uniforms.

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

• Under Steve Fisher, SDSU is 3-6 in NCAA tournament games. Prior to his arrival, San Diego State was 0-3 in the NCAAs.

• Also under Fisher, SDSU is 8-10 in the postseason. Prior to his arrival, San Diego State was 0-4 in Division I postseason tournaments.

• Overall, Fisher is 23-12 overall in 13 NCAA appearances and 33-17 all-time in 19 postseason appearances.

Individual Notes

Jamaal Franklin (20 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals)
Scored in double figures for the 31st time in 33 games this season and for the 61st time in his career... Posted his second 20-point effort in as many NCAA tournament games this season... His 20-point effort was his 11th of the season and 20th of his career... Logged his 13th double-double of the season and 26th of his career... Had a team-high four steals.

Chase Tapley (17 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 blocked shot, 2 steals)
Posted a double-figure scoring effort for the 23rd time this season and the 80th time in his career... Had multiple steals for the 14th time this season and 49th time of his career.

Deshawn Stephens (10 points, 5 rebounds, 2 blocked shots)
Recorded his ninth double-figure scoring game of the year and 13th of his career... Blocked a season-high two shots... Was a perfect 4-for-4 from the field and 2-for-2 from the free-throw line.

James Rahon (12 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals)
Posted his ninth double-figure scoring game of the season and his 51st of his career... Scored in double figures in both NCAA games this season... Equaled his season high with two steals.

Xavier Thames (8 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 blocked shot, 2 steals)
Set a season high with six assists... His eight points were a 2013 NCAA tournament personal best.