Postgame notes from the Aztecs' win over McNeese State Saturday at Viejas Arena.
Dec. 21, 2013
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No. 24/23 #AztecMBB-McNeese State Postgame Notes
Final Score: No. 24/23 San Diego State 65, McNeese State 36
Records: No. 24/23 San Diego State (9-1), McNeese State (2-9)
Next Game: Friday, Dec. 27 | vs. St. Katherine College | 7 p.m. PT | FOX Sports San Diego
SDSU has held its last two opponents to less than 40 points for the game. It is the first time the program has accomplished the feat since holding Whittier to 27 points on Dec. 3, 1949, and Arizona State to 36 points on Dec. 6, 1949. It is first time the Aztecs have accomplished the feat as a Division I program.
San Diego State wins its eighth straight game overall.
At 9-1, San Diego State has matched the second-best start in the Division I era, trailing only the 2010-11 (20-0) season.
The Aztecs improve to 101-0 in their last 101 when leading with five minutes to play.
SDSU used its third different starting lineup of the season and the second different group in the last two games.
Earning the starting nod were Josh Davis, Skylar Spencer, Matt Shrigley, Darakai Allen (first career) and Xavier Thames.
SDSU held McNeese State to under 29 percent shooting, marking the second game in a row in which the Aztec defense accomplished the feat. The Cowboys shot 23.1 percent from the floor.
The Aztecs shot 50.0 percent from the field in the second half after shooting just 24.1 percent in the first 20 minutes. Over the last two games, SDSU has shot an even 50.0 percent in three of the four halves.
San Diego State is 20-1 in its last 21 home games against unranked teams and 76-4 since Feb. 23, 2008 against non-top 25 teams.
San Diego State is 29-1 in its last 30 December games and has won 27 straight in the month against teams not ranked at game time.
San Diego State has won 47 straight non-league games vs. unranked squads.
San Diego State has won 44 straight non-conference home games against unranked teams.
San Diego State is 67-14 all-time when ranked in the top 25 of at least one of the two major Top 25 polls.
San Diego State is 64-8 all-time as an AP Top-25 team when facing an unranked opponent.
Josh Davis (12 points, 17 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block)
Matched his career-high with 17 rebounds.
Posted his fourth double-double of the year and 35th of his career, which is the second-most in the nation among active players.
Reached double figures in scoring for the fifth time this year (57th career).
Led the team in rebounding for the eighth time this season, with SDSU posting an 8-0 mark in those games.
Grabbed at least 10 rebounds for the fifth straight game and for the sixth time this season (45th career).
Matched his season-high with six field goals.
Winston Shepard (14 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block)
Returned from a one-game absence and posted his seventh double-figure scoring effort off the bench (13th career).
Scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half.
Made 6-of-8 free throws. In his last six games, he has made 33 of his last 42 from the charity stripe (78.6 percent). In those six games, he has never missed more than two in a game.
Matt Shrigley (11 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal)
Posted his fourth double-figure scoring game of his career.
Snapped a four-game single-digit scoring streak.
Scored eight of his 11 points in the second half.
Skylar Spencer (2 points, 8 rebounds, 4 blocks, 1 steal)
Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds.
Had four blocks on the evening, one short of matching his career-high.
Aqeel Quinn (12 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 steals)
Scored in double figures for the second straight game and the 10th time in his career.
Established a career-high with five steals.