9:00 PM ET, March 25, 2009
Viejas Arena, San Diego, California
SAN DIEGO -- The fans stormed the court and Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" blared over the sound system.The biggest game in San Diego State hoops history ended with Steve Fisher's Aztecs earning a trip to the Big Apple and sending Patty Mills into his offseason.
• Before this season, the Aztecs had never advanced beyond the second round of a national postseason tournament.
• It was just Saint Mary's third loss this season with Patty Mills in the lineup (22-3). He was 7-of-24 from the field for 18 points.
• SDSU went on a 13-0 run to start the game and improved to 4-1 all-time in NIT home games (their only loss was to UC Irvine in 1982).
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||26-67 (.388)||27-61 (.443)|
|3P Made-Attempted||7-25 (.280)||4-10 (.400)|
|FT Made-Attempted||7-14 (.500)||12-18 (.667)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||19 (0/0)||15 (0/0)|
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