Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • NDSU 31.9
    • 43.2 SDSU
  • Three Point %

    • NDSU 18.2
    • 43.8 SDSU
  • Turnovers

    • NDSU 6
    • 6 SDSU
  • Rebounds

    • NDSU 27
    • 38 SDSU

Game Information

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Coverage: TNT
Spokane Arena
  • Spokane, Washington 99299
  • Line: SDSU -4.0
Capacity: 11736
Referees: James Breeding, Pat Adams, Ray Natili
3/23/2014 Associated Press

Thames nets 30 as SDSU moves past NDSU

Xavier Thames scored 30 points, and fourth-seeded San Diego State reached the round of 16 for the second time in school history, ending the run of No. 12 seed North Dakota State 63-44 on Saturday in the third round of the NCAA tournament.

TNT12T
North Dakota State232144
San Diego State303363

Game Flow

NDSU
SDSU
0:00 - 2nd Half

NDSU

44

SDSU

63

End of Game

Shot Chart

  • Taylor Braun made Jumper.
  • Kory Brown missed Jumper.
  • Lawrence Alexander made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Kory Brown.
  • TrayVonn Wright made Jumper.
  • TrayVonn Wright missed Layup.
  • Lawrence Alexander missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Taylor Braun missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Kory Brown made Jumper. Assisted by Lawrence Alexander.
  • Taylor Braun missed Jumper.
  • Jordan Aaberg missed Jumper.
  • Jordan Aaberg made Layup.
  • Chris Kading missed Jumper.
  • Taylor Braun missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Kory Brown made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Lawrence Alexander.
  • Lawrence Alexander missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Taylor Braun missed Jumper.
  • Lawrence Alexander missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Taylor Braun missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Taylor Braun missed Jumper.
  • TrayVonn Wright made Dunk. Assisted by Marshall Bjorklund.
  • Marshall Bjorklund missed Layup.
  • Kory Brown missed Jumper.
  • Taylor Braun made Layup.
  • Taylor Braun missed Jumper.
  • Lawrence Alexander missed Layup.
  • Kory Brown made Two Point Tip Shot.
  • Marshall Bjorklund made Jumper.
  • Kory Brown missed Jumper.
  • Taylor Braun missed Layup.
  • Lawrence Alexander missed Layup.
  • Xavier Thames made Three Point Jumper.
  • Xavier Thames missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Skylar Spencer missed Jumper.
  • Dwayne Polee II missed Jumper.
  • Xavier Thames missed Jumper.
  • Aqeel Quinn made Jumper.
  • Aqeel Quinn missed Jumper.
  • Winston Shepard missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Xavier Thames missed Jumper.
  • Dwayne Polee II made Layup.
  • Xavier Thames missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Dwayne Polee II made Layup.
  • Xavier Thames made Three Point Jumper.
  • Xavier Thames missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Dwayne Polee II made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Xavier Thames.
  • Xavier Thames made Jumper.
  • Josh Davis missed Jumper.
  • Xavier Thames made Jumper.
  • Aqeel Quinn made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Xavier Thames.
  • Dwayne Polee II missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Xavier Thames made Layup.

Research Notes

  • North Dakota State scored a season-low 44 points Saturday, 33 below its season average, and also set season lows in field goals and field goal percentage. The Bison entered the game as the best shooting team in the nation (51.0%).

  • San Diego State held North Dakota State to 0.79 points per possession Saturday, the Bison's lowest offensive efficiency of the season. The Aztecs entered the game with the nation's best defensive efficiency, allowing 87.8 points per 100 possessions.

  • Xavier Thames scored or assisted on 71% of San Diego State's points Saturday. Thames scored 30 points, one short of a career high, and his six assists led to 15 Aztec points.

  • North Dakota State scored 1 point in the final 5:43 of the game (a free throw with 31 seconds left).

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