NCAA Game Summary - San Diego at San Diego State
(Saturday, December 15th)
Final Score: (18) San Diego State 72, San Diego 56
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Chase Tapley dropped in a team-high 15 points
on 4-of-7 shooting from the floor and No. 18 San Diego State easily handled
San Diego, 72-56, Saturday at Viejas Arena.
Jamaal Franklin netted 14 points and pulled down eight rebounds, while Deshawn
Stephens went a perfect 5-for-5 from the floor for 11 points to go with six
rebounds for the Aztecs (8-1), who have won eight straight since a season-
opening loss to Syracuse on Nov. 11.
JJ O'Brien and Xavier Thames contributed eight points apiece in the victory.
"It was a nice win against a San Diego team that's playing very good
basketball," San Diego State coach Steve Fisher said. "I think they're going
to have a very good season as they continue to move forward."
Ken Rancifer swished home a game-high 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds,
while Chris Manresa and Christopher Anderson donated 11 points each for the
Toreros (6-6), who saw their three-game winning streak come to an end.
Johnny Dee and Mike Davis chipped in with nine points apiece in the loss.
"We have a bunch of young guys. It's good experience for them, but turnovers
killed us," said Rancifer.
It was a one-possession game for much of the opening 20 minutes as a jumper by
James Rahon gave the Aztecs a 20-18 lead with 9:16 to play in the session.
That bucket set San Diego State off on a 10-0 run, which was capped by a
second consecutive 3-ball from Tapley with just under six minutes to play in
the half to give the Aztecs a 28-18 advantage.
Davis buried a 3-pointer with 2:35 on the clock to cut the margin to
32-26, but San Diego went into the locker room trailing, 39-26.
San Diego State poured it on in the second half, as an easy layup by Winston
Shepard put the home side ahead, 57-37 with 10:42 to play.
The Aztecs rolled the rest of the way and San Diego could never get the
deficit below 14 points.
The Aztecs own a 27-17 advantage in the all-time series between the squads and
have won seven straight meetings and 10 of the last 11 overall ... San Diego
State shot an efficient 52 percent from the floor, while holding the Toreros
to just 38.3 percent shooting, including 5-of-15 from beyond the arc ... The
Aztecs converted 13 San Diego turnovers into 21 points.
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