Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday: four games last night

Utah State had Texas Arlington coming into Logan for the most interesting game of the night simply for determining how would the depleted Aggies respond to the challenge. The final was 74-68 in favor of the Texans, this after a 33-33 tie at the half. Five Mavericks scored in double figures: Karol Gruszecki 14, Cameron Catlett and Brandon Edwards with 13, Shaquille White-Miller 11 and Greg Gainey 10. Coach Scott Cross' guys nabbed 11 steals and went 25-34 (that usually USU's total) at the foul line. For Coach Stew Morrill, Spencer Butterfield posted 23 points and 11 boards, both team-leading figures while Ben Clifford produced 12 points and Marvin Jean 11. Utah State shot 36% overall, attempted an unusual 26 treys, snagged 17 offensive boards and was credited with 17 assists on 20 baskets. However, 17 turnovers were higher than usual and Jarred Shaw fouled out with nine points (3-13 shooting) and three boards against a much smaller team.

Kyle Goon and Kraig Williams live-tweeted the contest.

Rhett Wilkinson, Kyle Goon, Kraig Williams, Kyle Heywood and Shawn Harrison all game report as does Maverick athletics and Aggie athletics. Matt Sonnenberg offers his analysis.

Here's Stew Morrill post-game:


San Jose State University entertained WAC numero uno Louisiana Tech and it took until the second half for the latter to get their engine purring. The final: 76-54. It was a five point difference at the half but Coach Mike White's guys enjoyed a 17-point second 20 minute differential. With the starters, Raheem Appleby led with 17 points and Brandon Gibson enjoyed 13 but it was the bench again that came on strong. Freshman backcourter Alex Hamilton totaled 14 points, eight assists, six boards and four steals, all in 25 minutes of court time, with Kenyon McNeail contributing eight points. LT put up 15 more shots than the Spartans and enjoyed a +12 rebounding advantage. Guard Aalim Moor paced SJSU with both 14 points and four assists in 17 minutes of play. Louis Garrett was back from suspension for San Jose State University but his contribution was negligible in 16 minutes while James Kinney, the top Spartan scorer, remained on the sidelines.

Spartan athletics and LT athletics game report. Likewise, the Shreveport Times.


Seattle hosted Texas San Antonio and, hold the presses, the latter nabbed its initial WAC win 78-75. Michael Hale III compiled 35 points, living at the foul line in making 16 of 17 attempts. However, he did commit six TOs. His backcourt teammate, Kannon Burrage, finished with 19 points. For the Redhawks, Deshaun Sunderhaus topped the team with 16 points. D'Vonne Pickett posted an interesting line: 14 points, seven rebounds, six assists, five steals but also five turnovers. Coach Cameron Dollar's bunch owned the boards at 40-23 but allowed the Roadrunners 32 free throws. 

Seattle U Hoops live-tweeted the matchup.

Roadrunner athletics and Redhawk athletics game report. Jerry Briggs provides his take.


Idaho and Texas State paired off in Moscow and the mysterious Vandals enjoyed a four point lead after 20 minutes of play but eventually fell 78-73. It was an unofficial but very real Joel Wright Night as the junior forward busted out for 37 points, six rebounds, five assists and five steals. Backcourter Phil Hawkins contributed 16 points to the winning effort. Kyle Barone posted a 27-16 double-double for Idaho, with Stephen Madison scoring 14 points and Mike McChristian 13. The Verlin-ites committed 19 turnovers to eight for the Bobcats.

Vandal Nation live-tweeted the pairing.

Bobcat athletics and Vandal athletics game report alongside Texas State Sports.


Mile High Mids goes long in looking at Denver.

The next WAC games are scheduled for Saturday.

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