Chase Tapley had the numbers in his favor on a fast break, and he had the ball in his hands. The way…
The Facts: San Francisco vs. #18/15 SDSU
QUOTABLE: "We made shots, and when I say we, you start first, second and third with Tapley. You're surprised now when he does miss. He's been on such a run shooting the ball."
-- SDSU head coach Steve Fisher on Tapley.
THE STAT: The Aztecs outscored the Dons 42-25 in the second half. SDSU shot 16-of-28 (57.1%) overall.
TURNING POINT: San Diego State went on a 16-5 run while Jamaal Franklin was sitting on the bench. The run put the Aztecs up 16 with 5:52 to go.
THE NUMBER: 32%. San Diego State held University of San Francisco to 8-of-25 shooting in the second half.
QUOTABLE II: "I think he was ok, hopefully he'll be ok when we get back and have time to relax and the adrenaline comes off from the game. He did not complain at all, (head trainer) Tom [Abdenour] never once said I think we should pull him."
-- SDSU head coach Steve Fisher on Jamaal Franklin's back injury.
HOT: Tapley made 19-of-33 (55.8%) three pointers in the last six games,. He kept the streak going by making 6-of-10 against USF.
NOT: San Diego State's three-point defense. The Dons connected on 8-of-18 from downtown including mostly wide open looks.
FRESHMAN WATCH: Freshman Winston Shepard had 5 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and a single block in the win.
"I thought he played his best basketball," Fisher said. "He delivered the ball to the right guy on time, on target to the right person. I know he felt good about himself afterwards."
NOTABLE: The Aztecs have won 30 straight games against teams from California.
UP NEXT: For San Diego State: Saturday vs. Indiana State in Diamond Head Classic semifinals. For USF: Saturday vs. Ole Miss in Diamond Head Classic consolation semifinals.
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