Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sunday: five game reports

Well, Denver did it. Granted, it was at home but 68-57, alongside a lead of 20 at one point, is a solid W. However, an asterisk will forever be applied since Utah State's  Preston Medlin and Kyisean Reed missed the game due to injuries. Four Pioneers, who shot 56% overall as a unit while committing but three turnovers, finished in double figures: Brett Olsen with 18 (4-8 on trey attempts), Chase Hallam 14, Chris Udofia 13 and Jalen Love 10. Marvin Jean led the Aggies with 14 points and Jarred Shaw just missed a double-double with 10/9. But Shaw and Lopez each committed four TOs as the Aggies totaled 15.

Kyle Goon live-tweeted the matchup.

Matt Sonnenberg, Kyle Goon plus Pioneer athletics and Irv Moss game report. Another shoutout goes to HJ management for sending Shawn Harrison to Denver.

What's that? Strains of "The king is dead" emerging from certain basketball programs.

The outcome tonight makes one feel for Texas Arlington coming into Logan next.


It went into overtime before Texas State emerged an 81-78 victor over host Texas San Antonio, the initial WAC win for the Bobcats. A quintet of Coach Doug Davalos' crew hit double figures: Reid Koenen 23, Corey Stern 18, Joel Wright 16, Phil Hawkins 13 and Wesley Davis 10. Stern added 13 rebounds to post a double-double. For the Roadrunners, Michael Hale III totaled 31 points (plus nine rebounds and five assists) while fellow backcourter Kannon Burrage finished with 27.

Bobcat athletics and Roadrunner athletics game report as do Jerry Briggs and Tyler Mayforth.


Visiting Seattle led by two, 35-33 at the half against Louisiana Tech but the Bulldogs won the second 20 minutes by nine points to remain undefeated in conference play, 78-71. A victory despite 36% shooting, eight turnovers from point Kenneth Smith plus a 0-9 shooting night from Raheem Appleby. The answer was three players coming off the bench and scoring in double figures: 15 points apiece from frosh Alex Hamilton and Jaron Johnson plus 12 from Kenyon McNeail. Plus, the next two high scorers also came off the bench as J.L. Lewis and Chris Anderson each totaled nine points. Not to be overlooked was Hamilton's team-leading five assists and Johnson's eight boards. Clarence Trent paced the Redhawks with 19 points.

Redhawk athletics and Bulldog basketball game report as does Jason Pugh and Matt Vines.


It was visiting Idaho prevailing over Texas Arlington by winning both 20-minute periods and finished on top 77-64. Kyle Barone posted a 14 point/18 rebound line with backcourter Connor Hill topping the team with 19 points. Stephen Madison added 15. Kevin Butler was the top scorer for the Mavericks with 15. The Vandals shot 59% overall (37% for TA which put up 24 more shots) and won the battle of the boards 38-26.

Vandal Nation live-tweeted the game.

Vandal athletics and Maverick athletics game report as does Josh Wright.


New Mexico State, fresh off defeating Utah State on Thursday, took to the home court against San Jose State University and a 35-18 first half powered the Aggies to a 70-53 victory. Bandja Sy led NMSU with 16 points and teammates Daniel Mullings finished with 13. LaVanne Pennington paced SJSU with 16 points plus five steals while backcourter Aalim Moor enjoyed nine points on 4-5 shooting. The southern Aggies owned the boards 42-20.

Jason Groves live-tweeted the contest. Jason provided his keys to the game plus a prediction. Jason completes the trifecta with his game report.


No games are scheduled until Wednesday.

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