Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sunday: reports on last night's games

There ain't no welcome mat in the WAC. 

San Jose State University went into San Marcos and took down Texas State 72-55 behind an 11/14 double-double from forward Chris Cunningham plus a career high 16 points from JC transfer Louis Garrett. Forward Joel Wright posted 22 points and six rebounds for the home team. SJSU shot 52% overall to 32% for the Bobcats. Coach George Nessman's squad stands 6-5 with a matchup upcoming versus Texas San Antonio while Coach Doug Davalos' bunch is 4-9 with the pleasure of next going against Utah State. To demonstrate what a day it was for Texas State, Matt Staff missed his first free throw of the season, ending his streak at 35.

Spartan athletics and Bobcat athletics game report -- likewise Tyler Mayforth who was on press row.


Utah State (now 10-1) had a much tougher task down the Alamo way as the Aggies got by Texas (now 4-7) San Antonio 71-67. Preston (what slump?) Medlin went for 24 points, S Butterfield totaled 14 points and seven boards while center Jarred Shaw contributed 11/9. The odd thing is the Logan-ites shot 62% but garnered just eight assists. A trio of Roadrunners hit double figures: Jordan Sims with 20 points, Kannon Burrage at 14 plus Jeromie Hill just missing a double-double at 14/9.

A big shout out to the Herald Journal management as Shawn Harrison was present in San Antonio -- Jerry Briggs reports from the Roadrunner perspective. Matt Sonnenberg also checks in as does Sheldon Baker/Inside Runner Sports.


Host Louisiana (now 10-3) Tech was eight better than Denver (now 4-7), 68-60. Raheem Appleby led the Bulldogs with 12 points while big Mychale Kyser provided eight points, eight boards and a trio of blocked shots. For the Pioneers, Royce O'Neale was tops with both 18 points and seven boards while Chris Udofia produced 10 points plus six rebounds. LT now faces New Mexico State, Denver has Texas Arlington next.

Bulldog athletics and Pioneer athletics game report as does Matt Vines.


Host Seattle and Idaho were tied at 60 with 2:30 remaining but the Vandals pulled away to win 71-64. Kyle Barone powered his way to a 25/11 double-double and JC newcomer backcourter Robert Harris added 14 points. D'Vonne Pickett paced the Redhawks with 16 points and six boards plus chalked up a trio of assists. Both teams are now 5-6. 

Vandal Nation tweeted the game.

Redhawk athletics and Vandal athletics game report as does Terry Wood/Seattle Times.


Breaking the streak of WAC newcomers being rudely treated, Texas Arlington whomped on visiting New Mexico State 68-47 behind 18 points and six rebounds from Kevin Butler as well as eight points, eight rebounds and five blocked shots from Jordan Reves. Coach Scott Cross' guys didn't shoot all that well (44%, 32%, 53%) but the Aggies were at 33%, 11% (2-18) and 48%. Daniel Mullinga went for 21 points and five boards for the Las Cruces crew but also committed eight turnovers. Sim Bhuller posted 14 points, six boards and a quintet of blocked shots.

Maverick athletics and Aggie athletics game report. Jason Groves also provides his report. Also, missed this from earlier: Jason's  three keys plus a prediction.

Jason also tweeted the pairing.

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