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No. 5 San Diego State Aztecs Ties School-Record 20 Game win streak with a 73-58 win over Nevada

San Diego,CA- The No.5 San Diego State Aztecs tied the School-Record 20 Game win streak Saturday night with a win over the Nevada Wolfpack. The Aztecs improve to (21-1) on the year and are now tied for the best start in program history.

Aztecs started the game strong going on an 14-9 run to take the lead. Nevada was able to keep the game close throughout the first half as the Aztecs and Wolfpack traded the lead back and forth, until the Aztecs went on a 6-0 run to end the half and lead the Wolfpack 37-31 at the half. The Aztecs maintained a single digit lead to start the second half, before going on a 12-6 run to end the game and defeat the Wolfpack 73-58.

Xavier Thames lead the Aztecs in scoring with 17 points. Winston Shepard playing with a sprained wrist had 16 points to help lead the Aztecs to victory.

The Aztecs (21-1, 10-0 Mountain West) have tied the schools 20-game win streak by the (34-3) 2010-11 team, which won its first 20 games before losing to Jimmer Fredette and BYU. The Aztecs also extend their winning streak to 19-game’s which is the 3rd longest active streak nationally, trailing only Wichita State and Syracuse.

The Aztecs improve to 10-0 in Mountain West conference play and continue their new school record for consecutive conference victories (10) and extend the school record for most consecutive 20-win seasons to (9). Aztecs have also now won 111 straight games when when leading with 5:00 to go. Aztecs also improve to 29-3 all-time as a Top Ten team.

The Aztecs return to the court next week on Tuesday night as they head to Wyoming to take on the Cowboys. The game will be air on ESPNU.

 

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