San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Jamaal Franklin scored 18 points and grabbed
12 rebounds, as San Diego State raced out to an early lead and cruised past
Cal State Bakersfield in non-conference action from Viejas Arena.
Chase Tapley contributed 14 points and Winston Shepard added 11 points off the
bench for the Aztecs (12-2), who won their 31st straight game against
opponents from the Golden State. San Diego State has also rattled off nine
straight overall and 13 in row at home against non-conference contenders.
Stephon Carter led all scorers with 21 points and Corey Hall totaled 14
points and nine rebounds for the Roadrunners (6-11), who made just 3-of-18
from beyond the arc.
The Aztecs scored the game's first five points and claimed a 16-7 advantage on
Franklin's 3-pointer nearly five minutes in. San Diego State then closed the
half with nine successive points capped by five from Tapley, including a 3-
pointer with seven seconds left for the halftime margin, 37-20.
Tapley's jumper about 5 1/2 minutes into the second half put the Aztecs in
front, 45-25, and the margin moved between 15 and 24 points for the remainder
of the game.
This marked the first-ever meeting between the two programs ... Franklin was
back in double digits after seeing his 32-game streak of double-digit scoring
come to an end versus Arizona in Hawaii ... The Aztecs lived at the charity
stripe, holding a 21-point margin (27-6) from the foul line. San Diego State
made four less field goals than the Roadrunners, but made three more free
throws than CS-Bakersfield made field goals (27-24).
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