Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday's WAC hoops-apalooza

Saturday was a 4-2 evening for the Western Athletic Conference.

Fargo-based and host North Dakota State jumped out to a 38-21 halftime lead on the way to beating Fresno State 78-65. Kevin Olekaibe scored 24 points but shot just 9-24 while Jonathan Wills added a 10/10 double-double. The Bulldogs totaled just five assists on 24 baskets. Contrary to popular opinion, NDS's nickname is not the Woodchippers.


Back in Illinois, Nevada topped Bradley 64-59 powered by 20 points, five assists and four rebounds from Malik Story plus 18 points from Olek Czyz.

Bobby Narang reports.


Utah State won both halves, topping host Idaho State 75-62. Soph Preston Medlin scored a career high 26 points, including 8-11 from three-point range. Adam Thoseby added 16 points, nailing a quartet of treys.

Kraig Williams, Shawn Harrison, Tony Jones and Matt Sonnenberg all supply takes on the contest.


Idaho hosted Montana State and emerged a 77-59 winner behind 21 points from Deremy Geiger and 11 apiece from Kyle Barone and Landon Tatum.

Josh Wright checks in.


Way up in Laramie, Louisiana Tech lost 66-48 to Portland State. The Bulldogs shot 2-22 from long distance and just 26% overall.


Way, way up in Anchorage, New Mexico State and San Francisco were tied 35 up at the half but the Aggies outscored the Dons by 10 to win 81-71. Soph Christian Kabongo paced NMSU with 23 points and Wendell McKines contributed 17 points and seven boards.

Sam Wasson serves up his game report and 23 photos, plus 24 photos from the  Southern Mississippi matchup.

Jason Groves blogs that the Aggies are foul, to their benefit.

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