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.
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.