Friday, March 1, 2013

Thursday: four game reports

It definitely was a night for hosting.

If there were any doubters (there are always some holdouts), PTW wants to hear from any still unconvinced that LT is for real. This after a 49-23 first half versus Utah State that ended any doubt about the final outcome last night (which was 84-61). Call it a hoops version of meet the press. That, and Coach Stew Morrill probably was checking to see if he had any eligibility remaining. But the most important aspect from the Aggie point of view is how badly hurt is Spencer Butterfield?

Off the bench, Brandon Gibson led the Bulldogs with 20 points (4-5 from long distance) in 16 minutes of court time while freshman point Alex Hamilton added nine points, eight assists and two steals in just 16 minutes. USU frontcourters Ben Clifford and Jared Shaw went for 14 points/nine boards and 14 points/eight rebounds respectively. Louisiana Tech shot 50% and 11-21 from long distance, USU 37% and 3-16.

Kyle Goon live-tweeted the game and he also addresses Butterfield's injury..

Bulldog athletics game reports as do Shawn Harrison and Kyle Heywood (a major thank you goes out to Herald Journal and Cache Valley Daily managements for sending them respectively to Ruston) and Matt Sonnenberg. From the LT perspective, Jason Pugh and Matt Vines were on press row.


Host Texas State got by Seattle 67-65 despite being outshot 48% to 40% and losing the boards 33-23. One key: the Redhawks went just 2-3 at the foul line. Another: being minus 10 (19-9) in miscues. Forward Joel Wright went for 16 points and seven rebounds while guard Deonte' Jones also totaled 16 for the Bobcats. Chad Rasmussen didn't shoot all that well (6-19) but led The Emerald City guys with 18. Backcourter Prince Obasi double-doubled with 11 points and the same number of assists but also committed six turnovers. Fellow guard Allan Tate contributed 14 points on 7-11 marksmanship.

Seattle U Hoops live-tweeted the game.

Redhawk athletics and Bobcat athletics game report.


Leading 40-38 at halftime, Idaho went muy frio during the second 20 minutes in falling 74-56 to Texas San Antonio. It took 25 shots but Michael Hale III paced the Roadrunners with 26 points while fellow guard Kannon Burrage added 16. Mike McChristian Vandalized for a team-leading 19 points, going 5-8 on three-point shooting. Kyle Barone double-doubled with 13 points plus 15 rebounds. TSA shot 54% overall, Coach Don Verlin's guys 40%.

Vandal Nation live-tweeted the contest.

Roadrunner athletics and Josh Wright game report.


Texas Arlington welcomed San Jose State University to the Lone Star State and accomplished an 81-74 win by employing its bench to a 49-8 scoring advantage. Coming off said pine, Jamel Outler led with 15 points, Karol Gruszecki scored 14 and Greg Gainey added 13 points. Center Jordan Reves totaled 10 points, nine boards and three blocked shots. For the Spartans, Louis Garrett went 5-10 from three-point range to finish with 25 points. Guard D.J. Brown posted 16 points and forward Chris Cunningham enjoyed a 13/13 double-double.

Maverick athletics and Spartan athletics game report as does the Rusty Maverick.

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