No. 18/15 #AztecMBB-San Francisco Postgame Notes

Dec. 22, 2012

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Final Score: No. 18/15 San Diego State 80, San Francisco 58
Next Game: Sunday, December 23 | vs. Indiana State | Stan Sheriff Center (Honolulu, Hawaii) | Noon HT/2 p.m. PT | ESPNU

Team Notes

• San Diego State wins its 30th straight vs. teams from California, which is the longest active streak nationally and is the longest such streak since 1996-97.

• SDSU wins its 23rd straight game in the month of December. That entered today's game as the second-longest streak in the country.

• The Aztecs win their 10th straight game overall, which is the fourth-longest in school history.

• SDSU wins its 10th straight non-conference game, which is tied for the second-longest in program history.

• San Diego State wins its 33rd straight regular-season game vs. unranked non-conference foes.

• The 10-1 start is the second-best start in Division I history (1970-71). The 2010-11 team started 20-0.

• SDSU wins its 11 straight game and 23rd in its last 24 tries in multi-team in-season events.

• Steve Fisher improves to 9-2 lifetime in games played in Hawaii.

• SDSU rallied from a seven-point first half deficit to win. Entering today, the largest deficit SDSU faced and rallied from was six points.

• SDSU has won 22 straight games when leading at the half. Under Steve Fisher, the Aztecs are 202-40 when owning a lead after 20 minutes.

• San Diego State has won 80 straight games when leading with five minutes to play.

• For the eighth time in 10 games this season and fifth straight game overall, San Diego State won a game in which it did not trail in the second half.

Series Notes

• San Diego State wins its second straight vs. San Francisco.

• SDSU improves to 3-2 all-time vs. the Dons.

• Aztec head coach Steve Fisher improves to 2-0 vs. USF head coach Rex Walters and 5-0 overall (Fisher went 3-0 when Walters was a player at Northwestern and Kansas; 2-0 vs. Walters when he has been a coach).

Player Notes

Chase Tapley (33 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal)
• Recorded his first career 30-point game... The 30-point performance is the 61st in school history and he is the 31st player to reach the 30-point plateau... It's the first 30-point since Jamaal Franklin accomplished the feat on March 3, 2012... His 33 points is a career high... Posted his seventh double-digit scoring game of the season and his team-high 64th of his career... He has reached double figures in a season-best five consecutive games... His six three-pointers tied his season high... His 13 made field goals are a career high... Played a season-high 35 minutes... Has 1,237 career points to put him in 10th place all-time at SDSU (seventh Division I)... Today he surpassed Marcus Slaughter, Chad Nelson and Kyle Spain on the career scoring list... Connected on multiple three-pointers for the fifth straight game... Has multiple three-point makes seven times this year... Has at least one three-pointer in nine straight games... Has made 27 of his last 50 three-point field-goal attempts.

Jamaal Franklin (11 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 block, 2 steals)
• Returned to the starting lineup after missing the last game due to injury (back)... Scored in double figures in 31 straight games... Had reached the double-figure plateau 10 times this season (40 career)... Tied his career high with five assists... Had multiple steals for the fifth time and has at least one steal in all 10 games.

Xavier Thames (10 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists, 1 block, 2 steals)
• Reached double figures in scoring for the sixth time this season and 23rd time of his career... Finished with three assists for the fourth straight game... Has multiple assists in 10 of his 11 games played... Had two steals, his second multiple-steal game of the year.

DeShawn Stephens (10 points, 8 rebounds)
• Scored in double digits in scoring for the fifth time this season and for the fourth time in his last six games... The eight rebounds are his second-highest total... Led the team in rebounding for the first time this year (ninth career).

Winston Shepard (5 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block)
• Tied his career high with five points... Finished with three rebounds and has nine in his last two games, his highest-two game total of the season... Finished with two assists, giving him three straight multiple-assist efforts... Tied his career high with one blocked shot.