Spartans Out Of Rhythm In 83-64 Loss To New Mexico

Frank Rogers scored 16 points and half of his eight rebounds were on the offensive glass.
Jan. 23, 2016

Final Stats

San Jose, Calif. --- The San José State men's basketball team was outscored by 14 points in the second half and fell 83-64 to New Mexico in Mountain West action at The Event Center.

"We just didn't execute for whatever reason," said Spartans' head coach Dave Wojcik. "I don't know if we've hit a wall or what. We didn't have that pop, and we didn't have it the other night in Boise either. As a staff we have to figure it out and try to come back and get ready for next Wednesday."
 
The Spartans shot 38 percent (21-56) from the floor for the game while New Mexico, the most efficient shooting team in the league, shot 55 percent (30-55).

"I thought New Mexico did a good job executing their offense and looking for their guy Brown," Wojcik said. He really hurt us and played a hell of a game. Timmy Williams played well for them too with a double-double. We knew those were the guys we had to stop, we just couldn't get the stops we needed."
 
Elijah Brown scored 19 of his career-high tying 33 points in the second half to lead the Lobos (11-8, 4-3 MW). It is the second time in the last three games that SJSU has allowed a 30-point scorer. Tim Williams finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the year.
 
Frank Rogers scored 16 points to lead San José State (6-14, 1-7 MW). Brandon Clarke joined Rogers in double-figures scoring with 14 points. Both players grabbed eight rebounds.
 
San José State trailed 37-32 at the break, but hot New Mexico shooting coupled with SJSU turnovers and poor free throw shooting allowed the Lobos to pull away. San José State finished 15 of 28 from the line and committed 17 turnovers.

Brown's three-point basket with 3:18 remaining gave UNM its largest lead of 25 points.
 
The Spartans head on the road to face Colorado State on Wednesday, January 27, for a 7:00 p.m. (MT) tip.
 
Newspaper Box Score
 
New Mexico vs San José State
1/23/16 2:00 PM at San Jose, Calif. (The Event Center)
At San Jose, Calif. (The Event Center)
 
NEW MEXICO 83, SAN JOSé STATE 64
 
NEW MEXICO (11-8, 4-2 MW)
BROWN, Elijah 10-15 9-9 33; WILLIAMS, Tim 10-19 2-4 22; KUIPER, Dane 3-4 3-3
11; AGET, Obij 3-3 0-0 6; HUNTER, Jordan 2-3 0-0 5; ADAMS, Xavier 0-1 2-4 2;
FURSTINGER, Joe 1-6 0-0 2; LOGWOOD, Sam 1-2 0-2 2; NESBITT, Michael 0-0 0-0
0; JACOBS, Tim 0-1 0-0 0; MATHIS, Anthony 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 30-55 16-22 83.
 
SAN JOSé STATE (6-14, 1-7 MW)
Rogers, Frank 6-11 1-2 16; Clarke, Brandon 4-5 6-13 14; Hillsman, Jaycee 2-4
3-4 8; Onwas, Princeton 3-9 1-3 7; Welage, Ryan 3-12 0-0 7; Thornton, Isaac
1-2 2-2 4; Basor, Ivo 1-1 0-2 3; Schwartz, Cody 1-4 0-0 3; WILLIAMS, JR.,
Gary 0-8 2-2 2; Bahner, Leon 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-56 15-28 64.
 
New Mexico....................   37   46 -   83
San José State................   32   32 -   64
 
3-point goals--New Mexico 7-10 (BROWN, Elijah 4-5; KUIPER, Dane 2-3; HUNTER,
Jordan 1-2), San José State 7-21 (Rogers, Frank 3-6; Hillsman, Jaycee 1-2;
0-1; Onwas, Princeton 0-3). Fouled out--New Mexico-None, San José
State-None. Rebounds--New Mexico 39 (WILLIAMS, Tim 10), San José State 29
(Rogers, Frank 8; Clarke, Brandon 8). Assists--New Mexico 16 (KUIPER, Dane
4), San José State 14 (Welage, Ryan 4). Total fouls--New Mexico 25, San José
State 21. Technical fouls--New Mexico-None, San José State-None. A-1633