San Diego State vs. New Mexico: Full Game Preview

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San Diego State vs. New Mexico: Full Game Preview
San Diego State
(22-9, 6-7 away)
(15) New Mexico
(27-5, 18-1 home)
Venue: Thomas & Mack Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, March 15, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
San Diego State J Franklin 17.1 J Franklin 9.4 J Franklin 3.2
New Mexico K Williams 13.7 A Kirk 8.1 K Williams 4.9

On Friday, San Diego State matches up against No. 15 New Mexico. It gets started at 9 p.m. EST and you can catch it on CBSSN. The Aztecs lost to the Lobos 70-60 on Feb. 27 and are 7-5 against them over the last four years.

San Diego State is in fourth place in the Mountain West and New Mexico is in first. Both teams continue to fight for position.

In their last outing, behind 19 points and eight rebounds from LaBradford Franklin, the Aztecs defeated Boise State 73-67 on Mar. 13. He tallies 7.0 points per game and also adds 2.5 rebounds per game. For the Lobos, Cameron Bairstow put up 14 points and eight rebounds in the 59-46 win over Wyoming on Mar. 13. He contributes 5.7 rebounds per game in addition to his 9.4 points per game. The Four Factors in which New Mexico stands out are free throw rate at 46.8 and turnover percentage at 17.8.

New Mexico StatSmack

  • The San Diego State rebounding leader (Jamaal Franklin, 262 rebounds) has more rebounds than the New Mexico rebounding leader (Alex Kirk, 258 rebounds).
  • Chase Tapley is ranked 5th in the Mountain West in three-pointers, 10th in the Mountain West in assists, and 7th in the Mountain West in steals.
  • San Diego State has an average margin of victory of 8 over New Mexico in 30 wins since 1980.
  • San Diego State has come back to win after being down at half against New Mexico six times since 2001.
  • Diaper Dandies love San Diego State. San Diego State has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than New Mexico (1 vs. 0).
  • San Diego State players are more experienced than New Mexico players (16,834 minutes played vs. 15,292 minutes played).
  • Jamaal Franklin is ranked 7th in the Mountain West in points, 3rd in the Mountain West in rebounds, 9th in the Mountain West in assists, 4th in the Mountain West in steals, and 6th in the Mountain West in blocks.
  • AP voters think more highly of San Diego State and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than New Mexico (46 vs. 37).
  • San Diego State is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on San Diego State is 78.0 inches compared to 77.0 inches for New Mexico.
  • San Diego State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on San Diego State is 211 lbs compared to 205 lbs for New Mexico.
SDSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Jamaal Franklin 33 17 9 3 2 1 4
B+ Chase Tapley 31 14 3 3 1 1 1
B L. Franklin 19 10 6 2 1 1 1
B J.J. O`Brien 27 8 5 2 1 0 1
B- Xavier Thames 28 10 2 2 1 0 2
C+ D. Stephens 22 6 5 0 1 0 1
C+ Winston Shepard 21 6 4 2 0 0 2
C James Rahon 23 7 2 1 1 0 0
C Skylar Spencer 14 3 3 0 0 2 0
D+ Dwayne Polee II 10 3 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Aaron Douglas 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Ryan Staten 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ James Johnson 4 1 0 0 0 0 1
D+ J. Castleberry 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D N. Ebrahimian 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Lobos Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- K. Williams 0 14 4 5 1 0 2
B+ Alex Kirk 28 12 8 0 0 2 2
B Tony Snell 31 12 3 3 1 0 2
B C. Bairstow 24 9 6 1 1 1 1
B Hugh Greenwood 28 7 5 2 1 1 1
C Chad Adams 20 5 3 1 1 0 1
C Jamal Fenton 15 4 1 1 1 0 1
C D. Walker 15 5 1 1 1 0 1
D+ C. Thomas 6 1 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Nick Banyard 6 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Kory Alford 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Chris Perez 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
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