No. 17/16 #AztecMBB-No. 3/3 Arizona Postgame Notes
Dec. 25, 2012
Next Game: Wednesday, Jan. 2 | vs. CSU Bakersfield | Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl | 7 p.m. PT | Time Warner Cable SportsNet
The Aztecs had their 11-game winning streak vs. the Pac-12 Conference snapped and fall to 2-1 vs. the league this season.
SDSU dropped its first game in seven tries vs. Pac-12 opposition in games played away from San Diego.
San Diego State had its 24-game December winning streak stopped.
The Aztecs had their 11-game winning streak halted tonight.
SDSU also had its 11-game non-conference winning streak stopped.
At 11-2, San Diego State is off to its second-best start in school history and is where the 2011-12 team was at this point a year ago.
SDSU is 12-1 in its last 13 games at multi-team in-season events.
San Diego State had 14 assists on 24 buckets.
The Aztecs outrebounded Arizona (34-32), had more assists (14-10), shot better from the field (43.6 percent-37.3 percent), shot better from the free-throw line (15-for-18 - 19-for-27), had more field goals (24-22), had more blocks (8-3), had more steals (3-1) and more points in the paint (36-26).
Chase Tapley (19 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal)
Named to the all-tournament team... Led the team in scoring for the fifth time this year (24th career)... Posted his ninth double-digit scoring game of the season and his team-high 66th of his career... He has reached double figures in a season-best seven consecutive games... Connected on multiple three-pointers for the seventh straight game... Has multiple three-point makes nine times this year... Has at least one three-pointer in 11 straight games... Has made 32 of his last 63 three-point field-goal attempts.
Xavier Thames (11 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 steal)
Reached double figures in scoring for the eighth time this season and 25th time of his career.
Jamaal Franklin (9 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal)
Had his 32-game double-figure scoring streak snapped... Grabbed a game-high eight rebounds... Led the team in rebounding for the 10th time this year (28th career)... His game-high six assists establish a new career high.
JJ O'Brien (10 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist)
Scored in double figures for the third time this season... Has nine career double-figure scoring games.
Skylar Spencer (6 points, 2 rebounds, 3 blocked shots)
Blocked a game-high three shots, which is one off his career high... His six points is his third-highest total of his career.
Winston Shepard (5 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 blocked shot)
Matched his career high with five points... Played a career-high 23 minutes... His three assists were one off his career high... His five rebounds is his third-highest total of his career.