NCAA Game Summary - San Diego State vs. San Francisco|
(Saturday, December 22nd)
Final Score: (18) San Diego State 80, San Francisco 58
Honolulu, HI (Sports Network) - Chase Tapley dropped in a career-high 33
points on 13-of-19 shooting to go with five rebounds as the 18th-ranked San
Diego State Aztecs easily handled San Francisco, 80-58, on Saturday in the
Diamond Head Classic.
Tapley drained 6-of-10 shots from beyond the arc, while Jamaal Franklin
contributed 11 points, seven rebounds and five assists for the Aztecs (10-1),
who have won 10 straight games since a season-opening loss to Syracuse on Nov.
Deshawn Stephens netted 10 points to go with eight boards and Xavier Thames
gave 10 points in the Aztecs' 30th consecutive win over a program from the
state of California.
Cole Dickerson scored a team-high 15 points to go with 12 rebounds for the
Dons (5-5), who have lost four straight. De'End Parker added 10 points in the
setback for San Francisco.
San Francisco got off to a quick 11-4 start leading up to the first media
timeout with 14:32 to play in the opening half.
After the timeout, San Diego State ripped off a 13-0 surge, capped by a Thames
layup ahead of another TV timeout, to make it a 17-11 game with 11:53 on the
San Francisco hung around as a layup by Tim Derksen cut the deficit to two,
but the Aztecs responded with a 10-2 flurry to snag a 33-23 advantage with
less than six minutes to go in the opening half.
Cody Doolin sank a deep trey at the first-half buzzer, but the Dons still
trailed, 38-33, at the break.
Tapley led all scorers in the first half with 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting.
SDSU opened the second half with a quick 7-2 burst to widen the advantage to
45-35 with 14:55 to play, but eight straight from the Dons cut the deficit to
45-43 with 13:11 on the clock.
The Aztecs never gave up the lead, though, using a 12-4 surge to push the lead
back to 10 with 9:44 to play before running away with it the rest of the way.
San Diego State will take on Indiana State in the semifinals on Sunday, San
Diego State leads the all-time series, 3-2. The Aztecs took the previous
matchup between the teams, 62-56, in the opener of the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops
Classic ... SDSU shot an efficient 55.2 percent from the floor, while holding
the Dons to just 39.6 percent.
12/22 21:02:34 ET