SDSU senior guard Winston Shepard. Courtesy of Go Aztecs Facebook.
SDSU senior guard Winston Shepard. Courtesy of Go Aztecs Facebook.

San Diego State basketball senior forward Winston Shepard III recorded the first ever triple-double in program history on Tuesday night.

Shepard scored 10 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and had 12 assists in the Aztecs’ 79-55 win over Indiana University – Purdue University at Fort Wayne in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament.

Shepard was close once before this season, and was only three assists and three rebounds short of a triple-double in SDSU’s 78-56 win at San Jose State University on Feb. 21. 

Despite holding such a distinct accomplishment, Shepard spoke highly of how his teammates impacted his play.

“I never question myself,” Shepard said of his accomplishment. “A big part of the triple-double is the assist, and my teammates were knocking down shots. I was really just making the right play.”

For his career, Shepard is the only Aztec in program history to be in the top 10 all-time in points, rebounds and assists for his career.

His career stat line reads like this: 1389 points (tied for sixth), 700 rebounds (ninth), and 318 assists (tenth, as of Tuesday night).

He will have a chance to improve on those numbers when the Aztecs face University of Washington at Viejas Arean in the second round of the NIT on Monday, March 21.