Boxscore
San Diego St. 74, Colorado St. 66
Saturday, February 25, 2012 10:00 PM
Location - Viejas Arena, San Diego, California
Officials - David Hall, Michael Irvine, Mike Scyphers
Attendance - 12414

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Colorado St. 34 32 66
San Diego St. 30 44 74

Recap


SAN DIEGO STATE 74, COLORADO STATE 66: Jamaal Franklin matched a career-high with 31 points and set a career-best with 16 rebounds and the No. 25 Aztecs moved into a tie for first place in the Mountain West with the victory over the visiting Rams.

Xavier Thames scored 15 points and James Rahon had 14 points and made four 3-pointers for San Diego State (22-6, 8-4), which is tied with New Mexico and UNLV with two regular-season games remaining.

Wes Eikmeier and Dorian Green scored 14 points apiece for Colorado State (17-10, 6-6), which is only 2-9 on the road and has lost 10 of the last 11 meetings with the Aztecs.

The Rams led 52-51 after a 3-pointer by Jesse Carr with just over eight minutes left but Thames scored five points during a 7-0 run that saw the Aztecs take the lead for good.

Colorado State pulled within 58-57 on Eikmeier’s driving hoop with 4:42 left before Franklin scored the Aztecs’ next seven points to help them boost the lead to eight points with 1:37 to play.

San Diego State’s last first-half lead was at 3-2 and Colorado State took a 21-12 lead midway through the half after back-to-back 3-pointers by Eikmeier and Kaipo Sabas. Franklin scored San Diego State’s next 12 points and the Aztecs rallied within 34-30 at intermission.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Aztecs guard Chase Tapley had only five points on 1-of-7 shooting and hit only 4 of 24 shots in two games against the Rams. … Colorado State forward Will Bell returned from a one-game absence because of a knee injury and had four points. … Rahon was 1 for 10 from 3-point range over the previous four games. … Colorado State has lost nine straight games on San Diego State’s homecourt.

Colorado St. Rams

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Dorian Green 35:00 5-12 0-4 4-6 1 6 7 1 0 1 0 0 14
Wes Eikmeier 32:00 5-18 2-6 2-2 0 3 3 1 1 0 2 0 14
Pierce Hornung 26:00 5-12 0-0 1-1 5 4 9 2 5 2 1 1 11
Kaipo Sabas 33:00 3-4 1-1 0-0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 7
Dwight Smith 9:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Greg Smith 19:00 4-9 1-1 0-0 2 2 4 2 5 0 1 1 9
Jesse Carr 28:00 2-6 1-2 2-2 1 3 4 2 5 0 1 1 7
Will Bell 18:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 4
Cody Mann 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 26-66 5-14 9-11 11 20 31 9 20 3 5 3 66
  39.4% 35.7% 81.8% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 5

San Diego St. Aztecs

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Tim Shelton 30:00 3-5 0-0 0-0 4 3 7 1 1 1 1 2 6
Garrett Green 17:00 1-2 0-1 1-2 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 3 3
Jamaal Franklin 35:00 8-15 1-4 14-15 4 12 16 1 2 0 3 2 31
Chase Tapley 28:00 1-7 0-1 3-5 1 2 3 1 3 1 1 1 5
Xavier Thames 32:00 6-13 1-1 2-2 1 3 4 1 3 0 1 0 15
James Rahon 33:00 5-11 4-8 0-0 0 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 14
LaBradford Franklin 15:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 5 0 0 1 0 0
Narbeh Ebrahimian 2:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
DeShawn Stephens 8:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-56 6-16 20-24 10 27 37 10 14 2 7 8 74
  42.9% 37.5% 83.3% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 7
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