San Diego State postgame notes.
March 15, 2013
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San Diego State-New Mexico Postgame Notes
Final Score: No. 15/14 New Mexico 60, No. --/rv San Diego State 50
Records: San Diego State: 22-10 overall; New Mexico: 28-5 overall
San Diego State is 23-8 in its last 31 games played during the month of March. That Aztecs entered today with the seventh highest winning percentage nationally in March games since 2009.
The Aztecs committed a season-low four turnovers. Their previous season low was five vs. UNLV on Jan. 19, 2013.
The four turnovers are the fewest committed by an Aztec team in MW Championship history.
SDSU falls to 11-3 in its last 14 Mountain West tournament games and 19-10 all-time in the event.
San Diego State's bid to advance to the MW finals for a conference-record fifth straight season fell short. Its four-year run to the finals was a league record.
The Aztecs fall to 6-3 in MW semifinal games.
San Diego State falls to 7-3 all-time as a No. 4 seed in the MW tournament.
In MW tournament games played at Thomas & Mack Center, the Aztecs are 15-8.
Despite the loss, the Aztecs have won six of the last 10 meetings with New Mexico.
This marked the first game played on a Friday this season for the Aztecs. San Diego State is 12-2 in its last 14 Friday games.
Chase Tapley (14 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals)
Recorded his 21st double-figure scoring game of the season and 78th of his career... He has scored in double figure four straight games... Shared the team lead in scoring with 14 points, which marked the ninth time he has led his teammates in the category... Credited with multiple assists for the four straight game and 23rd time this year... Had a team-high two steals, which gives him 10 in his last four games... Connected on multiple threes for the 20th time this season.
Xavier Thames (14 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals)
Scored in double figures for the fourth straight game and 15th time this season (32nd career)... His four-game double-figure scoring streak matches his career long... Led the team in scoring for the third time this year... Pulled down a season-high six rebounds for the second straight game.
Jamaal Franklin (8 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal)
Grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds, which marked the 24th time he has led the team in the category... His double-digit rebounding effort was his 13th of the season and 26th of his career... Had his 18-game double-figure scoring streak stopped with his eight points... It's just the second time he has been held to single digits this year... Dished a team-high five assists... He has led the team in assists 15 times this season and 20 times in his career.