San Diego State 59

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    4:00 PM ET, November 15, 2008

    Viejas Arena, San Diego, California

    1 2 T
    UCSD 21 1940
    SDSU 19 4059

    Top Performers

    UC San Diego: K. Kim 11 Pts, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    San Diego St: B. White 15 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    San Diego St. 59, UC San Diego 40

    Associated Press

    SAN DIEGO -- Billy White scored 15 points and Kyle Spain added 14 to lead San Diego State to a 59-40 win over UC San Diego in the season opener for both teams on Saturday.

    San Diego State, which trailed 21-19 at halftime, went ahead for good when Tim Shelton scored consecutive baskets and D.J. Gay hit a 3-pointer for a 26-21 lead less than two minutes into the second half.

    The Aztecs have won all 10 games against its Division II opponents, winning the previous nine by an average margin of nearly 26 points. The outcome was the closest since 1969 when San Diego State won by five points.

    UC San Diego missed its first eight shots to fall behind 9-0 in the first six minutes. But the Tritons went on a 21-4 run to take a 21-13 lead with less than four minutes left in the half.

    The Aztecs made just one field goal in the final 10:57 to go into the half down by two.

    Kelvin Kim scored 11 points to lead UC San Diego, which shot only 31.8 percent from the field.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 40 59
    FG Made-Attempted 17-54 (.315) 18-49 (.367)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-17 (.235) 4-13 (.308)
    FT Made-Attempted 2-5 (.400) 19-29 (.655)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 8 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 20

    2008-09 Season

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