Upcoming games: Western Athletic Conference Tournament presented by Verizon Wireless
Quarterfinal round - New Mexico State, Thursday, March 11, 2010, Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nev., 8:30 p.m. (PST)
(Semifinal round, if necessary)
Nevada or Idaho, Friday, March 12, 2010, Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nev., 8:30 p.m. (PST)
(Championship game, if necessary)
Utah State/Louisiana Tech/Fresno State/Boise State, Saturday, March 13, 2010, Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nev., 7:00 p.m. (PST)
San Jose State record: 14-16, 6-10 WAC. The Spartans ended the regular season losing at idaho, 86-76, on March 4, and at Boise State, 85-56, on March 6. San Jose State is seeded sixth in the 2010 WAC Tournament presented by Verizon Wireless.
New Mexico State record: 19-11 WAC, 11-5 WAC. The Aggies ended the regular season losing at Nevada, 100-92, on March 4, and at Utah State, 81-63, on March 6. New Mexico State is seeded third in the 2010 WAC Tournament presented by Verizon Wireless.
Radio Coverage: KSJS (90.5 FM, San Jose) originates San Jose State University basketball broadcasts. Mike Chisholm calls the play-by-play. Coverage for the New Mexico State game begins at 8:00 p.m. (PST). KLIV (1590 AM, San Jose) will join KSJS FM for San Jose State games in the WAC Tournament.
Television coverage: ESPN2 will televise the March 12 semifinal round and March 13 championship contests. Terry Gannon will call the action. Kayte Christensen and Stephen Bardo will provide commentary for the semifinal and championship games, respectively. The live ESPN2 cablecast on March 12 begins at 9:00 p.m. (PST) and the March 13 cablecast starts at 7:00 p.m. (PST).
Video Streaming: Video streaming coverage of the WAC Tournament will be available through www.wacsports.com.
San Jose State-New Mexico State series: New Mexico State leads the series, 28-11. San Jose State ended a nine-game, 14-year winless stretch against the Aggies with a 94-83 win in San Jose on January 23. New Mexico State countered with a 94-82 win in Las Cruces on February 6. These teams have not faced each other in a WAC Tournament.
Seeded sixth for WAC Tournament: San Jose State is seeded sixth for the 2010 WAC Tournament - its highest seed for a WAC Tournament since 2000 when the Spartans were seeded fifth.
WAC Tournament record: Since joining the Western Athletic Conference for the 1996-97 season, San Jose State has a 1-7 record against current conference members in WAC Tournament games. Overall, the Spartans have a 2-12 record in WAC Tournament action. The two wins were opening round triumphs over Rice in 2002 and Louisiana Tech in 2008.
Conference tournament titles: San Jose State has two conference tournament titles - the 1980 Pacific Coast Athletic Association and the 1996 Big West Conference tournaments.
14-win season: The Fresno State win on February 27 was San Jose State’s 14th of the season. The last time a San Jose State team won 14 games in a season was 2001. Another victory this season would give the Spartans their first 15-win season since 2000.
Highest scoring team in more than 30 years: San Jose State heads into the WAC Tournament averaging 74.0 points per game. The Spartans have been held to less than 60 points just three times this season. The last Spartan team to average at least as many points was the 1976 squad that averaged 75.8 points a game.
Oliver nears 1,000 at San Jose State: Adrian Oliver enters the WAC Tournament with 984 points in his 48 San Jose State games. He is 16 points shy of becoming just the 13th San Jose State player to score 1,000 career points. The most recent Spartan to score 1,000 points was Olivier Saint-Jean who totaled 1,050 in 51 games during the 1996 and 1997 seasons.
Oliver has 1,152 points at the major college level. He reached 1,000 college points on February 13 when San Jose State hosted Utah State.
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