The Facts: Texas Southern at #17/15 SDSU

Winston Shepard

17/15 San Diego State defeated Texas Southern 74-62 on Monday night...

THE FACTS: 17/15 San Diego State (6-1) have won six straight after defeating Texas Southern 74-62. Jamaal Franklin had 18 points and 15 rebounds, and Chase Tapley added 16 points. Deshawn Stephens had 13 points and 5 rebounds.

QUOTABLE: "I'm not really sure. I think at times we were good and at times we were bad. We made mistakes. At other times we capitalized on the mistakes we made. I don't really know, I'm not a teacher. I think I would probably rate us a high C or low B, something like that. (I'm) trying to be modest."

-- SDSU forward DeShawn Stephens on the team's performance.

THE STAT: Texas Southern shot 5-of-27 (18.5%) in the first half.

TURNING POINT: The Aztecs started the game on a 13-1 run and never saw their lead drop to less than 9.

THE NUMBER: 90.3%. In the last two games San Diego State has made 28-of-31 free throws.

QUOTABLE II: "I don't like to do that, I really don't. I would probably give us a good solid ‘B' in the first half. I think the coach didn't do a very good job of getting them ready for the second half, so I'll give myself a ‘D' in the second half and give them a ‘C, minus, minus.'"

-- SDSU head coach Steve Fisher on what grade he would give his team

HOT: Tapley's knee looked fine in the second half as at one moment he scored 11 consecutive points.

NOT: Xavier Thames missed on all four field goal attempts after his most impressive game of the season vs. UCLA (19 points). He did make all six of his free throws.

FRESHMAN WATCH: Winston Shepard struggled in his 17 minutes of play as he finished with 2 points on 1-of-4 shooting, a rebound, an assist and 4 turnovers.

NOTABLE: The Aztecs won their 19th straight game in the month of December.

UP NEXT: For San Diego State: Thursday vs. UC Santa Barbara and next Saturday vs. University of San Diego. For Texas Southern: Saturday at Houston and next Saturday vs. Cal State Fullerton.

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