San Diego State postgame notes.
Feb. 5, 2014
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San Diego State-Boise State Postgame Notes
Final Score: No. 5/5 San Diego State 67, Boise State 65
Records: No. 5/5 San Diego State (20-1; 9-0 MW), Boise State (15-8; 5-5 MW)
Next Game: Saturday, Feb. 8 | vs. Nevada | 7 p.m. PT | ESPN3
SDSU overcame a 14-point second-half deficit, which is tied for the largest comeback of the Steve Fisher era (vs. Monmouth, Nov. 22, 2004; vs. UC Santa Barbara, Dec. 22, 1999).
Dwayne Polee II nailed the game-winning three-pointer, which is the team's first since Chase Tapley's three-pointer vs. Boise State last season on Feb. 6, 2013. He finished with nine points, one rebound, one assist, a game-high two blocked shots and one steal in 19 minutes.
Xavier Thames scored 20 or more points for the third straight game, which is a new career long. Thames finished with 23 points.
The 11-point halftime deficit overcome for a victory is the largest of the season. It eclipses the nine-point halftime hole the Aztecs overcame vs. Washington back on Dec. 8.
This is the third time SDSU has overcome a double-digit deficit to win this season (vs. Creighton, vs. Washington).
SDSU has won 43 straight games when shooting at least 50 percent from the floor. The Aztecs made 58.5 percent of their field-goal attempts.
The Aztecs are 17-1 this season and winners of 16 straight when attempting more free throws in a game (attempts: SDSU 20, Boise State 9).
San Diego State is 14-0 this year when shooting better than its opponent and has won 26 straight in those occasions. The Aztecs are 96-2 over their last 98 when shooting better than their opponent.
San Diego State won its 19th straight game, which is the second-longest win streak in the 93 season of San Diego State basketball.
The 19-game win streak is the fourth-longest active streak nationally (entering tonight), trailing only Wichita State (24) and Syracuse (22).
San Diego State has set a school record with its ninth consecutive conference victory, which is tied for the sixth-longest nationally.
SDSU wins its 10th straight road/neutral game, which is tied for the longest winning streak in the nation (Wichita State).
San Diego State wins its 20th game of the season, which gives the program its ninth straight 20-win campaign.
The Aztecs improve to 8-1 this season vs. teams that advanced to the 2013 NCAA tournament.
SDSU improves to 4-0 this season in the Mountain Time Zone.
San Diego State's 20-1 record matches the best record after 21 games in school history (2010-11).
San Diego State improves to 9-0 in conference play for the first time in the program's 93 seasons of basketball.
Boise State Series
SDSU posts its third straight win over Boise State.
The Aztecs improve to 8-1 all-time vs. the Broncos and 2-1 in games played at Boise State.
This is the fifth straight game in which the margin of victory has been six points or less between these teams.
Six of the last seven have been decided by six points or less.
Xavier Thames - 23 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 10-11 FTs, 3-4 3FGs, 5-7 FGs
Recorded 23 points to record his third straight game with at least 20 points... His three-game 20-point scoring streak is a new career long... Posted his 19th double-figure scoring game of the year... Extended his career-long double-figure scoring streak to 11 straight games... Has scored in double figures 51 times in his career... Made 10-of-11 free-throw attempts and is now 22 for his last 23... Made at least three three-point field goals for the seventh time this season... Was 3-for-5 from distance after going 0-for-5 in his last outing.
Josh Davis - 10 points, 5 rebounds, 1 blocked shot, 5-7 FGs
Returned to the lineup after a one-game hiatus and posted his 10th double-figure scoring game of the season (62nd career)... His five field goals were one off his season high.