Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sunday: five game reports

Denver went on the road to face Texas State and Coach Joe Scott's guys won by 14, 79-64. For the second game in a row, sophomore guard Brett Olson paced the Pioneers, this time with 22 points. Chris Udofia's line: 12 points, six rebounds, four blocked shots and three steals. UD's shooting number were remarkable at 55% overall, 47% from long distance and 80% at the foul line. Bobcat forward Joel Wright had another one of his scoring explosions, going for 33 (14-18 at the charity stripe) plus 12 boards. No teammates went for double figures as TS shot 39% overall.

Bobcat athletics and Pioneer athletics game report as does Tyler Mayforth.


Texas Arlington challenged Louisiana Tech in Ruston but fell short to the WAC top dog, 64-51. Neither team shot well (the former 36%, the latter 37%) but eight more made free throws for Coach Mike White's crew plus 1-12 long distance accuracy for Coach Scott Cross' squad made the difference. Raheem Appleby led LT with 15 points while forward Brandon Edwards just missed a double-double with 17 points and nine rebounds for the Mavericks.

Bulldog athletics and Maverick athletics game report as does Matt Vines.


On the way out of town, New Mexico State pulled up to The Alamo and said "we'll take it" as to the victors goes the spoils after topping Texas San Antonio 75-62. Both Bandja Sy and Sim Bhuller led the Aggies with 17 points while the latter swept the boards for 18 caroms and swatted away five shots. Power forward Renaldo Dixon contributed 12 points plus his own quintet of blocks. Coach Marvin Menzies' guys shot 49% for the game. Michael Hale II and Kannon Burrage paced the Roadrunners with 20 and 18 points but also shot 7-23 and 6-22 respectively. TSA shot 33% overall.

Jason Groves live-tweeted the contest.

Aggie athletics and Roadrunner athletics game report as does JasonG and Jerry Briggs.


Coming off a disheartening loss to Utah State, host Idaho had San Jose State University to battle and the Vandals eked out a much-needed 66-63 victory. This after a 40-27 halftime lead. Kyle Barone posted a 15/12 double-double while guard Connor Hill led with 19 points. For the Spartans, Chris Cunningham didn't shoot all that well but accumulated 18 rebounds as teammate D.J. Brown topped his team with 18 points. In a strange posting of numbers, SJSU shot 41% from long distance but finished at 32% overall and also 8-24 from the foul line.

Josh Wright and Vandal Nation live-tweeted the pairing. Josh noted that frontcourter Marcus Bell has left the team.

Spartan athletics and Vandal athletics game report as does JoshW.


After notching its initial conference home victory, Seattle faced visiting Utah State -- but it seemed like facing the USU of old as the Aggies took a 68-46 win. Jarred Shaw led with 16 points and Spencer Butterfield again posted a double-double, this one consisting of 13 points and 11 boards. Coach Stew Morrill's eightsome shot 47%, grabbed 43 boards but did commit 17 turnovers. The Redhawks shot but 31% (2-20 from three-point range) while nabbing 22 rebounds as injured Deshaun Sunderhaus was sorely missed.The depth difference between the two teams was readily apparent.

Kyle Goon and Seattle U Hoops live-tweeted the matchup.

Aggie athletics and Redhawk athletics game report alongside Shawn Harrison, Timothy R. Olsen and KyleG (who were all in Seattle so another shout out to the management of those newspapers) and Kraig Williams. KyleG also reflects on the game as does Matt Sonnenberg.

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