Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Tuesday: four reports from yesterday's games

Unless a turnaround occurs and the odds aren't good, Texas State looks to be the caboose in the WAC as the host Bobcats lost to Utah State 81-57 last night, making it two home game losses by big margins for Coach Doug Davalos' squad. It was 31-23 at the half but the Aggies put up 50 second half points. Preston Medlin led the victors with 21 points, Spencer Butterfield totaled 18 and Jarred Shaw 17. USU garnered 21 assists on 30 baskets, shooting 52%. Guard Wesley Davis scored 22 points for the Bobcats, shooting 10-12 overall. It was that kind of night again for Texas State as Matt Staff missed another free throw.

From the media, Tyler Mayforth, Shawn Harrison (more kudos to the Herald Journal management for having Shawn in San Marcos) and Kyle Goon game report.


It seemingly wasn't a night of points for Texas teams in the WAC as visiting Denver handled Texas Arlington 50-35. The Mavs 'enjoyed' 17 and 18 point halves -- however it was just 21-17 in favor of the Pioneers after the first 20 minutes.

Contrast these numbers: 35 of Denver's 45 shots were trey attempts versus 3-9 shooting on threes for Arlington. The Pioneers went 5-8 on the foul line, the Mavericks 6-7. 14 of the 17 makes for Coach Joe Scott's group were assisted. It wasn't a night for torching the nets as the Pioneers shot 38%,TA 28%.

Pioneer athletics and Maverick athletics game report.


Continuing the Lone Star State trend, San Jose State University won both 20 minute periods and that carried the Spartans to an 80-57 victory over Texas San Antonio in the Alamo state. James Kinney, with a en fuego second half, posted 22 points plus seven assists for the Spartans while Lavanne Pennington added 15. Forward Chris Cunningham just missed a double-double with 19/8. Jeromie Hill led the Roadrunners with both 22 points and seven rebounds and Michael Hale, feeling better, contributed 11 points and six assists.

Roadrunner athletics and Spartan athletics game report plus there is this from Inside Runner Sports.


Louisiana Tech handled visiting New Mexico State 81-72, earning a 49-39 halftime lead and holding it.For the Ruston-ites, freshman guard Alex Hamilton exploded for 20 points, 10-10 at the foul line, Brandon Gibson totaled 15 on 5-5 from three-point range and Kenyon McNeail enjoyed 14 points, going 4-6 from long distance. LT shot 11-22 from beyond the arc. The Aggies were paced by Daniel Mullings' 21 points but overall they shot 1-12 on three attempts.

Check in on Jason Groves' three keys and a prediction.

Jason live tweeted the matchup.

Jason and Matt Vines game report.


The next game involving a WAC team is Wednesday when UT Arlington welcomes Boise State.

1 comment:

mavericks fan said...

Give Denver credit, they ran their offense well...lots of quick passes around the perimeter, using up most of the shot clock, then shoot an open 3. Not terribly exciting to watch in my opinion, but it works well against more up-tempo teams like UTA sometimes.