Saturday, November 10, 2012

Saturday's WAC roundup and preview

Utah State hosts Idaho State Saturday evening while Texas San Antonio challenges Holy Cross State in Norfolk, Virginia as part of the Liberty Classic.

Shawn Harrison previews the Aggie roster and Kyle Goon does the game.

Listen to USU Stats The Front Row Show featuring the dulcet voices of Jeff Browning, Josh McDonald and Matt Sonnenberg talking Aggie hoops.


From Friday night's games (it was an auspicious beginning for the WAC):

* In San Marcos, Texas State handled Fordham 86-76 with five players getting into double figures: frontcourt newcomer Joel Wright with a 19/12 double-double, Matt Staff in the middle with 19 points and nine boards, Corey (former Idaho Vandal) Stern with 16 and nine plus Vonn James and Wesley Davis contributing 10 points apiece. The Bobcats went to the foul line 35 times.

Texas State athletics has the game report.


* On the road, Texas Arlington took care of Cal State University Bakersfield with very solid play from center Jordan Reeves who totaled a 13/14 double-double, scored the winning basket and blocked a shot near the end. Brandon Edwards contributed his own 10/10 double-double. TA shot but 37% for the game but held Bakersfield to 27%.

Texas Arlington athletics has the game report.


* Texas San Antonio fell 71-59 to Morgan State at a neutral site with guard Kannon Burrage leading the effort with 18 points. Michael Hale III totaled 15 points, including a quartet of treys. Jeromie Hill went for eight points and five boards in 33 minutes.

Texas San Antonio athletics has the game report.

InsideRunnerSports offers ditto.


* Denver fell 65-58 to Iona in New Rochelle despite Chris Udofia posting 20 points, six boards, five assists and a pair of blocked shots. It was 40-17 at the half before the Pioneers got hot -- 31% shooting in the initial 20 minutes to 58% in the second half. Iona shot 53% overall.

Denver athletics has the game report.

SB Nation Denver does likewise.


* Wright State proved to be rude guests in Moscow, topping Idaho 80-70. Kyle Barone just missed a double-double with 18 points and nine rebounds. The Vandals outshot their opponents 54% to 46%, shot 10 more free throws and won the rebounding battle by six but endured 13 turnovers to six for Wright State.

Idaho athletics has the game report.

Sean Kramer/Vandal Nation and Kyle Wright offer game reports.


* In College Station, Texas A&M stopped Louisiana Tech 71-59 despite 20 points from Raheem Appleby. Brandon Gibson scored 13 for Coach Mike White's squad. Tech shot 36% overall, 27% from long distance

Louisiana Tech athletics has the game report.


* Maybe it was too much jumbalaya but San Jose State University fell 72-68 to New Orleans in the Crescent City. UNO fell down early but pulled within five at the half. Backcourter James Kinney paced the Spartans with 23 points (10-16 shooting) plus four assists while wing Lavanne Pennington chipped in with 13.

Spartan athletics has the game report.

TreyIles/The Times Picayune was present and serves up his take.

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