Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sunday: five game reports

Texas State and visiting Texas San Antonio went at it Saturday afternoon with the latter nabbing a 73-62 victory and therefore some temporary state bragging rights. The Roadrunners jumped out to a 46-20 halftime advantage only to have the Bobcats do a 46-27 second 20 minutes number on their opponents, but such wasn't enough. Five of Coach Brooks Thompson's guys went for double figures: Kannon Burrage 15, Jeromie Hill plus Michael Hale III 13, Jordan Sims 12 and Edrico McGregor just missed a double-double with 10 points alongside nine rebounds. For Coach Doug Davalos, three talents hit that mark: Matt Staff 18 (plus 13 boards) and 13 apiece for guard Phil Hawkins and forward Joel Wright. But neither team shot all that well at 42% for the victors and 38% for the hosts.

Bobcat athletics and Roadrunner athletics game report as does Texas State Sports. 


Rocky Mountain high or elsewhere, Denver is a tough opponent due to skills, style and execution and host San Jose State University took a turn in the barrel before falling 62-41. The Pioneers led 28-14 after the initial period. For the game, UD shot 53% to 32% for SJSU. Chase Hallam and Chris Udofia scored 13 points apiece with the latter adding five rebounds, five assists and five steals. Forward Chris Cunningham grabbed 12 rebounds and totaled seven points for the Spartans.

Pioneer athletics and Spartan athletics game report.


Did New Mexico State get Spectrum-ized or did the southern Aggies take out their Logan-based namesakes? It was the former as Utah State nabbed a 73-69 victory. Jarred Shaw slammed the visitors with 28 points, followed by 17 from Spencer Butterfield. Remi Barry scored 15 points in 20 minutes of play to pace NMSU. A quartet of unexpected numbers: Utah State led in blocked shots at 5-4, led 40-35 on the boards, outscored the Las Cruces-ites in the paint 34-28 and shot just three less free throws.

Jason Groves offered his game keys and a prediction.

Kyle Goon and Kraig Williams live-tweeted the duet.  

NMSU athletics and KyleG, KraigW, Shawn Harrison, Rhett Wilkinson, Kyle Heywood all game report and Curtis Ripplinger serves up a plethora of game photos.


Facing the #1 team in conference, host Idaho needed some special spark versus Louisiana Tech. Whatever the ingredients of the formula, it was working as Coach Don Verlin's crew led 30-24 at the half with Kyle Barone owning 11 points. But the Bulldogs proved resilient and came back to win 67-61. Guard Raheem Appleby went for 28 points, bolstered by 7-12 shooting from long distance. As a team, LT shot just 40% but went 12-23 from three-point range. Kenneth Smith's night was 10 assists versus no turnovers. Barone finished with 19 points, eight boards and a pair of blocked shots while teammate Stephen Madison posted an 11 point/eight rebound line.

Vandal Nation and Joshua Wright live-tweeted the pairing.

Vandal athletics and Bulldog athletics game report as does Josh Wright.


In an interesting contrast of styles, Seattle welcome wagon-ed Texas Arlington and initially proved rude hosts by being five points ahead, 31-26, after 20 minutes. Backcourter Jarell Flora came off the bench to score 14 points for the Redhawks in that initial period. But TA persevered and took the second half by seven points, winning 65-63 despite shooting 36% overall and 18-30 at the foul line. Kevin Butler finished with 15 points on an off-shooting night and two Mavericks posted double-doubles: Brandon Edwards 12/10 and Jordan Reves 11/11 plus four steals. Flora paced Coach Cameron Dollar's outfit with 18 points with Deshaun Sunderhaus going for 13/7.

Seattle U Hoops live-tweeted the matchup.

Redhawk athletics and Maverick athletics game report. 

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