Friday, February 1, 2013

Friday: four game reports

New Mexico State proved to be ungrateful visitors at 86-72 over Texas State with Banja Sy posting a 24/13 double-double (9-11 shooting) and Daniel Mullings more than chipping in with 22 (10-10 from the foul line) pacing the Aggies. Also worth noting: reserve forward Remi Barry added 10 points plus six boards as Coach Marvin Menzies' guys shot 56% overall and won the battle of the boards 40-26. For the Bobcats, Matt Staff went for a 20/10 double-double of his own while Joel Wright totaled 14 but shot 3-18.

Tyrone Watson did not play and is suspended.

Jason Groves live-tweeted the pairing. Jason offered his pre-game keys and prediction.

Texas State athletics and Aggies athletics game report as does Jason and Texas State Sports.


Texas San Antonio welcomed Denver but the Roadrunners changed their minds two hours later as the Pioneers won 71-57. A 39-19 opening half actually did the trick. Brett Olsen led the way with 16 points as Coach Joe Scott's squad earned 20 assists on 23 baskets, attempting 29 treys on 47 overall shots. Guard Kannon Burrage paced the Texans with 19 points while center Larry Wilkins added 15 points and seven rebounds.

Denver is fascinating as star Chris Udofia totaled eight points and four assists yet his team wins easily. Royce O'Neale scored but nine points yet posted seven rebounds plus six assists. Call the Pioneers the velvet hammer.

Pioneer athletics and Roadrunner athletics game report.


It was Verlin being challenged by Morrill in a game both teams needed for confidence if nothing else and the score was 31-25 in favor of Utah State at halftime. Both teams warmed up in the second 20 minutes but it was the Aggies advancing their lead and finishing ahead 77-67. Jarred Shaw exploded for 27 points on 12-15 shooting, Marcel Davis finished with 16 points and Spencer Butterfield earned an 11/10 double-double alongside four assists. USU shot 60% for the game. Idaho shot 53% overall and 10-19 from long distance with Connor Hill and Stephen Madison topping the team with 14 points apiece. Robert Harris Jr. finished with 13 and Kyle Barone scored 11 points. The Vandals won in the assists, steal and turnover categories but lost the boards 27-13.

Kyle Goon and Herald Journal sports live-tweeted the contest as did Josh Wright.

Matt Sonnenberg, Shawn Harrison & Kyle Heywood (who were both in Moscow so another high five to HJ management as well as one to the Cache Valley Daily guys) and Rachel Bascom plus Josh Wright and Sean Kramer game report.


It was Dollar night in the Emerald City as Seattle battled San Jose State University and nabbed a 56-48 victory. The Spartans led 22-20 after 20. Guard Prince Obasi paced the victors with both 19 points (7-9 foul shooting) and five assists. Center Louis Green came off the bench for 13 points, seven boards and four blocked shots. Forward Chris Cunningham posted a 21/11 double-double for San Jose. Shooting was not particularly keen with the Redhawks finished at 39% and SJSU at 31% and Coach Cameron Dollar's guys also went 1-15 from long distance and 61% from the charity stripe.

James Kinney again didn't play for SJSU and Darren Sunderhaus was on the court for four minutes for Seattle before departing due to injury.

Seattle U Hoops live-tweeted the matchup.

Spartan athletics and Redhawk athletics game report as does Bob Condotta.

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