Thursday, January 3, 2013

Friday: four last night game reports

Have to post this a bit early, call it late night -- not around tomorrow til late.

The hosts in the WAC went 3-1 last night. Does that constitute putting out a welcome mat or just the opposite? Philosophical minds want to know.

* Seattle experienced The Spectrum and nonverbally offered a so-what for much of the game before falling 75-66. It was a night for the smaller forwards as Utah State's Kyisean Reed posted a double-double of 20/10 while Deshaun Sunderhaus went for a 23/10 double-double for the Redhawks (10-13 shooting) but nobody else stood out for Coach Cameron Dollar. Aggies Preston Medlin enjoyed an 18 point, five assist night while frosh backcourter Marcel Davis went for 13 points plus seven assists. Seattle was 4-9 from the foul line, an extremely low number and a foul percentage (no pun intended). 

Kyle Goon and Kraig Williams and Seattle U Hoops live-tweeted the game.

Kraig, Kyle and Shawn Harrison all game report.


It's official: the Texas-based WAC teams are on offensive life support. First, New Mexico State took down visiting Texas San Antonio 82-62. It was 38-32 Aggies at the half. Bandja Sy exploded for 25 points (9-12 shooting plus eight boards) while Sim Bhullar shot 7-8 on his way to 15 points and Daniel Mullings went for 14 on 6-8 from the floor. The Aggies shot 69% from the floor but still struggled at the foul line (11-19) and from distance (1-6). The Roadrunners shot 42% and were led by 14 points apiece from Mychal Hale and Kannon Burrage plus 13 points from Jeromie Hill. NMSU also owned the boards at 35-17.

Jason Groves live-tweeted the game.

Roadrunner athletics and Aggie athletics game report as does Jason. Check on Jason's keys and prediction.


Then, Texas State mixed it up in and with Denver but came out on the losing end 64-53. Chris Udofia led the Pioneers with 15 points and backcourter Brett Olson totaled 13. The best story for Coach Joe Scott is Cam Griffin's output in 28 minutes of court time: nine points, seven rebounds, five steals and fours assists. The Bobcats were led by Vonn Jones' 16 points and didn't reach 30 points in either half.

Pioneer athletics and Bobcat athletics game report as does Irv Moss/Denver Post.

Coincidentally, Cam Griffin is featured in an article by Pat Rooney.


Host San Jose State University got Vandalized 64-55 by Idaho as Kyle Barone continued his strong conference play with 16 points, 13 boards and a trio of blocked shots. Stephen Madison added 15 points as Coach Don Verlin's squad, which went with a three guard offense, shot 50% for the game. James Kinney led the Spartans with 17 points but connected on just 6-21 attempts as his team went 20-71 overall, 3-20 from long distance.

Vandal Nation live-tweeted the game.

Spartan athletics and Vandal athletics game report.


No WAC games are scheduled for Friday.

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