Men's Basketball Falls At No. 4 San Diego State, 96-57
Jan. 29, 2011
After Wyoming pulled to 16-9, SDSU went on a 17-2 run to jump to a 33-11 lead with 7:50 left before halftime. Gay and James Rahon each hit a 3-pointer, and Tapley had a three-point play.
SDSU Sophomore guard Chase Tapley scored a career-high 24 points and No. 4 San Diego State made a school-record 17 3-pointers as it bounced back from a loss at No. 9 BYU.
SDSU (21-1, 6-1 Mountain West) quickly shook off the disappointment of its first loss, a 71-58 defeat at Provo on Wednesday night, when BYU's Jimmer Fredette scored 43 points. The Aztecs jumped to leads of 14-0 and 33-11 against the Cowboys.
Forward Billy White made the first two baskets, including a layup 4 seconds after the opening tip and an alley-oop slam on a pass from Tapley for a 14-0 lead less than 4 minutes in. San Diego State made its first six shots, while Wyoming missed its first four, had two turnovers and had two shots blocked by Malcolm Thomas.
Tapley and D.J. Gay each made a 3-pointer during the opening run.
SDSU led 53-22 at halftime. Wyoming shot just 27.3 percent (9 of 33) in the first half.
Tapley made 10 of 15 shots. His previous career-high was 17 points, which he reached twice as a freshman.
SDSU's previous 3-point high was 16 against UC San Diego on Dec. 2, 2002. SDSU made its school-record 17 on 33 attempts.
Rahon scored 14 points, including going 4 of 8 from 3-point range, Gay had 12, all on 3-pointers, and White scored 10. Kawhi Leonard, who had his 14th double-double at BYU despite being ill, had only two points Saturday night. He had six rebounds.