New Mexico vs. San Diego State: Full Game Preview

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New Mexico vs. San Diego State: Full Game Preview
New Mexico
(17-2, 5-1 away)
San Diego State
(15-4, 9-2 home)
Venue: Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, January 26, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
New Mexico K Williams 14.1 A Kirk 7.6 K Williams 4.6
San Diego State J Franklin 17.8 J Franklin 9.6 J Franklin 3.4

On Saturday, No. 15 New Mexico travels to Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl to take on San Diego State. Tip-off is at 4:00 EST and you can catch it on NBCSN. The Lobos are 4-6 against the Aztecs over the last four years. The last time they met (3/10/2012) they won 68-59.

San Diego State is in 2nd place in the conference and just behind 1st place New Mexico with a chance to catch up.

In their last match-up, Tony Snell finished with 23 points in the Lobos 66-61 victory over Colorado State on January 23rd. While contributing 2.8 assists per game, he also scores 12.6 points per game. For the Aztecs, Chase Tapley put up 17 points in the 78-57 blowout of Nevada on January 23rd. He contributes 3.4 rebounds per game in addition to his 14.9 points per game.

San Diego State StatSmack

  • Alex Kirk is ranked 50th nationally in rebounds and 3rd in the Mountain West in blocks.
  • We beat real teams. New Mexico has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than San Diego State this season (4 vs 2).
  • The New Mexico blocks leader (Alex Kirk) has more blocks than the San Diego State blocks leader (Skylar Spencer).
  • At least you keep showing up. New Mexico has an average margin of victory of 13 over San Diego State in 37 wins since 1980.
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, New Mexico has had more players drafted by the NBA than San Diego State (3 vs 1).
  • New Mexico beat San Diego State by 9 points the last time they played (Mar 10, 2012).
  • New Mexico is a better free-throw-shooting team (75.1% vs 67.2%) than San Diego State this season.
  • You get an A for effort, but New Mexico has emerged victorious against San Diego State the last 2 times they've played.
  • The New Mexico assist leader (Kendall Williams) has more assists than the San Diego State assist leader (Jamaal Franklin).
Lobos Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ K. Williams 35 14 4 5 1 0 2
B Alex Kirk 27 12 8 0 1 1 2
B Tony Snell 30 13 2 3 1 1 2
B- Hugh Greenwood 27 7 5 2 1 1 1
C+ C. Bairstow 19 8 5 0 1 1 1
C+ Chad Adams 23 6 4 1 1 0 1
C Jamal Fenton 14 5 1 1 1 0 1
C- D. Walker 17 5 1 1 1 0 2
D+ Nick Banyard 7 1 2 0 0 0 1
D+ C. Thomas 7 1 1 1 0 0 0
D Kory Alford 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Chris Perez 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
SDSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Jamaal Franklin 33 18 10 3 2 1 4
B Chase Tapley 31 15 3 2 1 1 1
C+ Xavier Thames 28 10 2 2 1 0 2
C+ J.J. O`Brien 26 6 4 2 1 0 1
C D. Stephens 22 6 5 0 1 0 1
C Winston Shepard 21 6 4 2 1 0 2
C Skylar Spencer 15 3 3 0 0 1 0
C James Rahon 22 6 2 1 1 0 0
C- L. Franklin 13 7 4 2 1 1 1
D+ Dwayne Polee II 11 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Aaron Douglas 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
D James Johnson 4 2 0 0 0 0 1
D N. Ebrahimian 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Ryan Staten 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
F J. Castleberry 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
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