Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday: four game reports

It was a night for playing on the road as each victorious team planed/trained/automobiled it (actually, minus the mode of transportation in the middle).

So Denver and Utah State faced off in Logan and ... in a game that could have gone either way, it was the Pioneers 63-60 in overtime. Four of Coach Joe Scott's guys scored in double figures: Brett Olson with 17, Royce O'Neale 14, Chase Hallam 13 and Chris Udofia 10. UD achieved 20 assists on 22 baskets.  For the Aggies, Jarred Shaw just missed a double-double with 18/9, Spencer Butterfield totaled 16 points and Ben Clifford 14. USU won the boards 35-19. Denver shot 47%, Stew Morrill's squad 49%.

Kyle Goon and Kraig Williams live-tweeted the game.

Pioneer athletics and KraigW, KyleG, Shawn Harrison, Rhett Wilkinson and Kyle Heywood all game report.


Visiting Louisiana Tech rained on Seattle's basketball parade but not by much, 64-58. LT was led by junior forward Chris Anderson's 15 points and also four steals (in 20 minutes). The Bulldogs were out-shot 56% to 38% but enjoyed 22 turnovers by the Redhawks. D'Vonne Pickett paced Coach Cameron Dollar's team with 12 points. He also had seven assists, five rebounds and a pair of steals but also six turnovers.

Seattle U Hoops live-tweeted the matchup.

Redhawk athletics and Terry Wood game report.


It was a block party!

Host San Jose State University had to cope with the court firm of Bhullar, Mullings and Sy which is headquartered in Las Cruces, New Mexico and finished down by 10, 67-57. It was truly an Aggie team effort:

* Daniel Mullings with 15 points, five rebounds and three steals
* Bandja Sy with 13 points, nine boards, five assists and two shotblocks
* Sim Bhullar with 10 points, five rebounds and four blocked shots

But Renaldo Dixon became a junior partner (at least for the night) with a 10 points and 14 rebound double-double plus a trio of shotblocks.

Backcourter Xavier Jones' 17 points was tops for SJSU.

NMSU won the contest of the boards 42-24 while shooting 43% to 36% for the Spartans.

Jason Groves live-tweeted the contest.

JasonG offered a prediction and then game reports as does Spartan athletics.


The Butler did it!

Was it better to be a Vandal or a Maverick on Valentine's Day night? Go with the latter by a trey and Texas Arlington topped host Idaho 71-68. Forward Kevin Butler was unconscious with his accuracy at 7-7 from long distance and 1-1 elsewhere -- he finished with 23 points. Fellow frontcourter Brandon Edwards went for 11 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots. Stephen Madison totaled 25 points to lead Coach Don Verlin's bunch, aided by 5-5 shooting from three-point range. Kyle Barone posted a 21/10 double-double, powered by 11-12 at the foul line. The Mavericks finished at 49% overall from the floor to 41% for the Vandals.

Josh Wright and Vandal Nation live-tweeted the pairing.

Maverick athletics and Vandal athletics game report as does JoshW.

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