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San Diego St. wins MW/MVC Challenge at Illinois St. 75-65

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) Devin Watson pumped in 23 points and San Diego State won its first true road game of the season, knocking off Illinois State, 75-65 in the Mountain West/Missouri Valley Conference Challenge on Saturday afternoon.

The Aztecs (5-2) played three of their first six games on neutral sites.

Wilson hit a 3 to give San Diego State a quick, 8-3 lead and the Aztecs pushed it to 16-7 after Jalen McDaniels dunked with 12:45 remaining in the half. The Redbirds got within three early in the second half, but Wilson answered with a jumper and McDaniels dunked again and the Aztecs maintained their distance the rest of the way.

McDaniels finished with 12 points and 15 rebounds for San Diego State (5-2).

Phil Fayne and Malik Yarbrough each added 16 points and Yarbrough grabbed 13 boards for Illinois State (6-3), which suffered its first loss in five home games.

Former San Diego State coach Steve Fisher travelled with the team. The two-time national Coach of the Year earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Illinois State and he was 2-0 coaching against his alma mater.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Jalen McDaniels 23.0
  Milik Yarbrough missed 3-pt. jump shot 25.0
  Offensive rebound by Illinois State 27.0
  William Tinsley missed 3-pt. jump shot 29.0
  Offensive rebound by William Tinsley 32.0
  Keyshawn Evans missed 3-pt. jump shot 34.0
+ 1 Devin Watson made 2nd of 2 free throws 39.0
+ 1 Devin Watson made 1st of 2 free throws 39.0
  Personal foul on Josh Jefferson 39.0
+ 1 Milik Yarbrough made 2nd of 2 free throws 43.0
+ 1 Milik Yarbrough made 2nd of 2 free throws 43.0
Team Stats
Points 75 65
Field Goals 27-60 (45.0%) 18-58 (31.0%)
3-Pointers 6-20 (30.0%) 5-24 (20.8%)
Free Throws 15-26 (57.7%) 24-31 (77.4%)
Total Rebounds 47 36
Offensive 16 13
Defensive 30 19
Team 1 4
Assists 13 8
Steals 6 5
Blocks 2 1
Turnovers 14 11
Fouls 24 22
Technicals 1 0
23 PTS, 3 REB, 7 AST
16 PTS, 13 REB, 2 AST
Team Stats
away team logo San Diego State 5-2 74.5 PPG 38.4 RPG 15.0 APG
home team logo Illinois State 6-3 69.8 PPG 37.7 RPG 13.8 APG
Key Players
0
D. Watson G 16.4 PPG 3.0 RPG 4.4 APG 42.8 FG%
10
P. Fayne F 15.6 PPG 6.3 RPG 0.8 APG 53.9 FG%
Top Scorers
D. Watson G 23 PTS 3 REB 7 AST
P. Fayne F 16 PTS 3 REB 1 AST
45.0 FG% 31.0
30.0 3PT FG% 20.8
57.7 FT% 77.4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Watson 23 3 7 7/14 3/7 6/9 1 38 0 0 4 0 3
J. Hemsley 17 5 3 7/13 2/5 1/3 4 39 3 1 5 2 3
J. McDaniels 12 15 2 6/14 0/2 0/1 3 39 1 0 1 5 10
M. Mitchell 9 2 1 3/9 0/4 3/7 4 20 1 0 2 1 1
J. Schakel 3 7 0 1/3 1/2 0/0 5 25 0 0 0 0 7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Watson 23 3 7 7/14 3/7 6/9 1 38 0 0 4 0 3
J. Hemsley 17 5 3 7/13 2/5 1/3 4 39 3 1 5 2 3
J. McDaniels 12 15 2 6/14 0/2 0/1 3 39 1 0 1 5 10
M. Mitchell 9 2 1 3/9 0/4 3/7 4 20 1 0 2 1 1
J. Schakel 3 7 0 1/3 1/2 0/0 5 25 0 0 0 0 7
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Arop 7 4 0 2/4 0/0 3/4 1 12 0 0 1 4 0
N. Mensah 4 10 0 1/3 0/0 2/2 4 23 1 1 1 4 6
A. Seiko 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0
N. Narain - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Flynn - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Sohikish - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Chang - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Mensah - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Giordano - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 75 46 13 27/60 6/20 15/26 24 200 6 2 14 16 30
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Yarbrough 16 13 2 4/12 0/2 8/12 3 33 0 0 6 3 10
P. Fayne 16 3 1 2/8 0/0 12/15 5 31 1 0 0 3 0
Z. Copeland 9 3 2 4/13 1/6 0/0 2 25 0 0 0 2 1
W. Tinsley 6 6 1 2/7 0/5 2/2 2 27 3 1 0 4 2
K. Evans 2 3 1 1/8 0/3 0/0 4 29 0 0 2 0 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Yarbrough 16 13 2 4/12 0/2 8/12 3 33 0 0 6 3 10
P. Fayne 16 3 1 2/8 0/0 12/15 5 31 1 0 0 3 0
Z. Copeland 9 3 2 4/13 1/6 0/0 2 25 0 0 0 2 1
W. Tinsley 6 6 1 2/7 0/5 2/2 2 27 3 1 0 4 2
K. Evans 2 3 1 1/8 0/3 0/0 4 29 0 0 2 0 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Jefferson 14 1 1 4/7 4/7 2/2 3 32 0 0 2 0 1
R. Idowu 2 3 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 2 14 0 0 0 1 2
I. Gassman 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 9 1 0 1 0 0
M. Hein - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Hillsman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Chastain - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Fisher III - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Boyd - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Bruninga - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Donnelly - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Ndiaye - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 65 32 8 18/58 5/24 24/31 22 200 5 1 11 13 19