Gary Williams scored 10 of his season-high 18 points in the final 5:14 of the game.
San Jose State woke up in the second half to put away Antelope Valley, 90-60.
San José State had 20 or more assists in all three games at the Great Alaska Shootout.
The Spartans had 21 assists to a season-low 7 turnovers.
San José State outrebounded Montana 46-29 in Monday's win.
Photos from San Jose State @ San Diego State on January 6, 2016.
Dec. 30, 2015
San Jose State Men's Basketball vs. Princeton
NCAA Basketball: Pepperdine at San Jose State (USATSI)
Dave Wojcik (WOE-jick) brings six conference championships and 11 postseason appearances over 23 years as he begins his third season as the San José State University head men's basketball coach.
Wojcik is widely regarded as one of the most well-rounded coaches in the profession. In his coaching history, programs significantly improve each season. His winning culture is built on the foundation of hard work, energy and passion. Since his arrival at San José State, Wojcik’s has brought the same intensity and passion to building a culture of academic success. His emphasis on academic performance has helped turn around the SJSU men’s basketball program in both academic progress rate (APR), and in team GPA. The 2014-15 team saw an increase of one full grade point on the 4.0 scale.
In three seasons at Boise State, the team moved from the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) to the Mountain West. In 2011, the Broncos finished second in the WAC, played in the conference tournament championship game and reached the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational. In 2013, Boise State's second season in the Mountain West, the Broncos finished tied for fourth with San Diego State.
"Dave played an integral role in building this program, and his commitment and contributions were a big part of us getting to the NCAA Tournament in 2013. There is no doubt that Dave will be a terrific coach for San José State," stated Rice when Wojcik accepted the San Jose State job.
Wojcik has an extensive resume as an assistant coach at building successful basketball programs. He started his coaching career in 1991-92 under Lefty Driesell at James Madison University. Coach Driesell amassed 786 wins over his coaching career and was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007. Wojcik then was hired the next season as an assistant at West Liberty State College.
A graduate of Loyola University in Maryland, Wojcik returned to his alma mater in 1993 as an assistant to the former Wake Forest head coach, the late Skip Prosser. Prior to their arrival in Baltimore, Loyola was 2-25. That next season, Wojcik helped coach the Greyhounds to one of the top-15 turnarounds in NCAA Division I history at the time, the 1994 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament title and Loyola's first NCAA Tournament appearance in its 105-year men's basketball history.
After the success at Loyola, Wojcik followed Prosser to Xavier in 1994, where he spent three seasons as an assistant. The team reached the NCAA Tournament twice, won two regular season conference championships and 59 games in two seasons. He coached James Posey, a 1999 first-round selection of the Denver Nuggets (No. 18 overall).
He returned to his alma mater in 1997 as the top assistant to current ESPN analyst Dino Gaudio. After three seasons, Wojcik took over as athletics director at Wheeling Central Catholic High School in Wheeling, W.V. He also coached the boys' basketball team to back-to-back state titles in 2002 and 2003.
Returning to the college ranks, Wojcik coached at the U.S. Naval Academy (2004) and Dayton (2005) before spending the next four seasons (2006-09) as the associate head coach at the University of Tulsa, working on the staff of his brother Doug Wojcik. The Golden Hurricane recorded an 81-53 overall record during that time, including three consecutive 20-win seasons. The team played in back-to-back Conference USA Tournament title games, won the inaugural College Basketball Invitational championship in 2008 and reached the second round of the 2009 NIT.
After building a reputation and being highly regaruded throughout the country as a player's coach, Wojcik spent the 2009-10 season at Wake Forest University under Gaudio. There, he coached Ishmael Smith, a current member of the Phoenix Suns, and Al-Farouq Aminu, the eighth-overall selection of the 2010 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers who is currently with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Wojcik also was successful as a collegiate player at Loyola in Baltimore, Md. He is the only player in school history to record a triple-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists against St. Francis (Pa.) in 1989.
Wojcik earned his bachelor's degree in education from Loyola in 1991. He and his wife, Heather, have one son, Jake.
NBA Players Coached by Dave Wojcik