Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sunday: a quartet of game reports, one preview

UT Arlington and Louisiana Tech went at it in Ruston and the Bulldogs prevailed in a low-scoring 55-52 affair. The Mavericks were ahead 28-23 at the half but were outscored by eight in the second 20 minutes as Coach Mike White's crew actually was down by 10 points late. It was Alex Hamilton time again as the freshman backcourter scored 14 points alongside five rebounds and four assists. Brandon Edwards went for 15 boards plus seven points for Arlington. LT shot just 28% (3-22 on long distance tries) and lost the battle of the boards 48-34 but Arlington was pinned with 23 turnovers.

Bulldog athletics and Maverick athletics game report.


New Mexico State welcomed Texas State and it was 37 apiece after the initial 20 minutes. The Bobcats hung tough but in the end fell by a score of 78-67. Daniel Mullings owned the stat sheet with 22 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals. Teammates Sim Bhullar shot a perfect 9-9 and finished with 20 points while Bandja Sy posted a 16/10 double-double. Joel Wright had 17 points and seven boards for Texas State but had two late turnovers.

Jason Groves live tweeted the game.

Check out Jason's keys and game prediction and then his game report.


The WAC is clearly not boding well for those squads with Lone Star state zipcodes as the trio of teams have but one win in 10 WAC matchups (Texas Arlington 1-2, Texas San Antonio 0-3 and Texas State 0-4)


Host Utah State versus Idaho had each with 30 points at halftime. With 13 minutes remaining, it was tied at 45. After 40, it was 69 apiece. The Aggies, via Medlinization, took the overtime to win 82-75, making this one the marquee contest of the night. All five USU starters scored in double figures: Preston Medlin 22, Kyisean Reed 17, Marcel Davis 14, Jarred Shaw 12 (plus 12 rebounds) and Spencer Butterfield 11. Stew Morrill's guys shot 41%, won the boards 44-33 and had just five turnovers. For the Vandals, Kyle Barone posted a 13/10 double-double, Connor Hill led with 18, Stephen Madison 14 and Mike McChristian was on the top of his game with 11 points, 10 boards and four assists. Idaho shot 48% and enjoyed 20 assists on 29 baskets

Kraig Williams and Kyle Goon live tweeted the game.

Kraig, Kyle, Shawn Harrison, Rhett Wilkinson, Kyle HeywoodMatt Sonnenberg and Josh Wright game report. Curtis Ripplinger offers a bevy of game photos.


San Jose State University was challenged by visiting Seattle and beat back the Redhawks 76-69 behind 26 points from James Kinney plus 21 from wing Louis Garrett. Forward Chad Rasmussen topped Coach Cameron Dollar's guys with 15 points while Deshaun Sunderhaus finished with just seven. The Redhawks shot but 34% including 8-28 from long distance. When a pressing team has more TOs (20) than its opponents (19), there will not be a rosy conclusion.

Seattle U Hoops live tweeted the game.

Redhawk athletics and Spartan athletics game report.


Denver has Texas San Antonio coming to town in an afternoon matchup today.

Pioneer athletics and Roadrunner athletics preview.

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