Friday, November 23, 2012

Friday's WAC wrap: one game report, three previews, and more

Texas State dueled North Carolina Charlotte up in Anchorage. With temps at 10 degrees for game time, it's good they weren't matching up on the deck of an aircraft carrier or a frozen lake, but we digress. NCC prevailed 73-64 despite Wesley Davis' line of 15 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals plus 14 points from Matt Staff and 13 via Joel Wright. The Bobcats shot 36.5% for the game and were out-boarded by 11. It was a turnover-marred matchup with TS at 20 and Charlotte with 22.


Texas State is back at it again tonight versus Loyola Marymount.

Plus, New Mexico State welcomes Louisiana Lafayette. A snippet about the Aggies opponent: "...With a lineup featuring six freshmen and four sophomores, third year head coach Bob Marlin is excited about the possibilities for the 2012-13 season, knowing that the team that takes the court in November will grow and improve all season.  As the new faces get acclimated to the collegiate game, the Cajuns will lean heavily on junior Bryant Mbamalu (12.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg) and sophomore sensation Elfrid Payton (13.0, 4.8, 6.0).  Guard Alan-Michael Thompson (5.8 ppg), the lone senior on the squad, should also play an increased role this year.  Freshman forward Shawn Long (15.0 ppg, 8.5 rpg), a transfer from Mississippi State, and power forward Elridge Moore (8.3, 4.8, 2.0 steals), a JC transfer from Lamar State, will unite to form the nucleus of the inside game..."

Additionally, Idaho is in the Land of Enchantment to face New Mexico. Richard Stevens provides a preview.


Steve Coulter profiles Denver's Chris Udofia.


USU Stats reached out for the record books in looking at the early season production of the Aggie players.

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