|Men's Hoops Takes On Cal Seeking Road Win|
Upcoming games: California, Wednesday, December 7, 2011, Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, Calif., 7:30 p.m. (PST)
Cal Poly, Saturday, December 10, 2011, The Event Center, San Jose, Calif., 7:00 p.m. (PST)
San Jose State record: 3-5. The Spartans won one out of three last week. A 72-66 win over Texas San Antonio was sandwiched in between losses to Montana State, 77-70, and a double-overtime loss at Weber State, 91-89.
California record: 6-2. The Golden Bears split a pair of non-conference games last week defeating McNeese State, 73-57, before losing 64-63 at San Diego State.
Cal Poly record: 5-3. The Mustangs' three-game winning streak ended on December 3 in a 59-54 loss to Saint Mary's (Calif.).
Radio Coverage: KSJS (90.5 FM, San Jose) originates San Jose State University basketball broadcasts. Justin Allegri calls the action for the California game. Michael Spero will assume play-by-play duties for the Cal Poly contest on KLIV (1590 AM, San Jose). Air time is 7:00 p.m. (PT) for the Cal game and 6:30 p.m. (PT) for the Cal Poly contest.
Internet coverage: www.sjsuspartans.com will provide a live broadcast of the California game. Michael Spero calls the action. The internet broadcast begins at 7:00 p.m. (PT).
San Jose State-Cal series: The Golden Bears lead the series, 18-3. The teams are meeting for the first time since November 30, 2005 when California stopped San Jose State 70-52. The Spartans are winless in their last five meetings with the Golden Bears. San Jose State's last win against Cal was a 76-74 triumph in San Jose on December 27, 1977. The Spartans only win in 16 games played on the Cal campus was an 82-80 victory on January 29, 1976.
San Jose State-Cal Poly series: The Spartans lead the series, 23-3. Cal Poly won the first meeting between these teams this season in a 2011-12 home-and-home agreement, 79-52, at Mott Gym in San Luis Obispo to end San Jose State's three-game winning streak in the series.
Seeking a road win: San Jose State aims for its first road win of the 2011-12 season. The Spartans are 0-4 in road games this season.
A Pac-12 opponent: California is the only Pacific 12 Conference member on San Jose State's schedule this season. Last season, the Spartans won at Oregon, 75-72, on November 20, 2010 to end a 12-game, 23-year road losing streak to Pacific 10 Conference members.
Opponents make free throws: During the week of November 28, San Jose State's three opponents combined to convert 45 consecutive free throws. Montana State made its last six free throws in its November 28 win over the Spartans. San Jose State defeated UTSA in spite of the Roadrunners setting a school record going 22-for-22 from the free throw line. Weber State made its first 17 free throws of the game in the 91-89 double overtime game with the Spartans on December 3.
While the opponents made their 45 consecutive free throws, San Jose State were successful on 28-of-37 (75.7 percent) attempts. The Spartans enter the week of December 5 as the Western Athletic Conference's leader and 14th nationally in free throw shooting at 76.2 percent.
Launching Threes: San Jose State is the Western Athletic Conference leader in 3-point baskets (69) and 3-point basket attempts (204) in games played through December 5. In the last six games, the Spartans made 10 or 3-point baskets five times and have a season-high 12 in each of the last two contests.
Guarding the Line: After a two-game stretch in which opponents made 19-of-44 (43.2 percent) 3-point basket attempts, San Jose State's last two opponents, UTSA and Weber State, hit 14-of-47 3-point tries. UTSA made just 31.6 percent of its 3-point field goal tries in the November 30 game against the Spartans.
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