San Jose State Men 93-42 Winner Over Pacific Union

Nov. 6, 2013

Postgame Player Interview

Head Coach Dave Wojcik Postgame

San Jose, Calif.----- Jaleel Williams scored 17 and Rashad Muhammad added 12 points as the San José State University men's basketball team easily defeated Pacific Union College, 93-42 in an exhibition contest for teams.

The Spartans scored the game's first 10 points and led the entire way. San José State made 10 of its first 12 shots, and scored on 11 of its first 14 possessions. The Spartans repeatedly found ways to drive to the basket for relatively uncontested lay-ins in the first seven minutes of the game.

"We got better tonight defensively. We were more relaxed than we were the other night. We pressed a little bit. Tonight, we looked more relaxed offensively and defensively," said San José State head coach Dave Wojcik.

"We only turned the ball over seven times. So, I'm happy about that. It wasn't like we were playing half-court; we ran the ball, so I'm happy about that. We outrebounded them by 24. That tells me the effort was there and we're getting after it. Defensively, I thought we did a much better job of contesting shots and not letting them drive the lane so much.

"On Monday night (vs. Cal State Monterey Bay), we let them drive too much. ...The one thing that has me concerned is at the free throw line. We got there 40 times, but our goal is to shoot 75 percent or better as a team. Shooting 65 percent, we have to get that up if we want to win games, especially on the road."

By halftime, San José State led 45-23. Only subpar free throw shooting kept the lead from being bigger. The Spartans converted 11-of-20 free throws in the first 20 minutes and eventually 26-of-40 for the game.

"Tonight, we moved the ball more and our offense was more fluid. We played more inside-out. We were able to establish our inside game early," said San José State guard Isaac Thornton, who scored 7 points and was credited with 4 assists. "I think we were more comfortable today than last time. It was a first game for a lot of guys."

San José State converted 59.6 percent of its field goal tries in the game and dominated the boards with a 46-22 advantage. Pacific Union made only eight field goals in each half and shot 27.6 percent from the field.

"Defensively, we were proud we got the win, but there is always room for improvement," said Williams, who was 7-of-12 from the field.

Devante Wilson was a third Spartan in double-figure scoring with 10 points. Every San José State player was in the scoring column with at least 4 points.

Guard Trevor Nogueira and forward Jordan Greenwell each scored 13 points for Pacific Union.

San José State opens its 2013-14 regular season, Tuesday, November 12, at Santa Clara University in a non-conference contest beginning at 8 p.m.

Pacific Union vs San Jose State

11/06/13 7:00 p.m. at San Jose, Calif. (The Event Center) 



Nogueira, Trevor 4-11 3-3 13; Greenwell, Jordan 5-10 1-2 13; Spears, Chris 2-2 0-0 6; Glover, Levi 2-2 0-0 4; Maxwell, Taureaus 1-4 0-0 2; Deason, Demetrius 1-3 0-0 2; Bertram, Mack 1-8 0-0 2; Wiltermood, Dominic 0-0 0-0 0; Vincent, Ben 0-5 0-0 0; Sangha, Gurpreet 0-7 0-0 0; Meighan, Charles 0-4 0-0 0; Miller, Chris 0-1 0-0 0; Gonzalez, Anthony 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 16-58 4-5 42.


Williams, Jaleel 7-12 2-3 17; Muhammad, Rashad 2-5 7-10 12; Wilson, Devante 3-5 4-4 10; Alexander, Dylan 2-4 3-4 9; Cunningham, Chris 4-6 1-1 9; Mitchell, Brandon 2-3 3-4 8; Brown, D.J. 2-4 3-8 7; Thornton, Isaac 2-2 3-4 7; Pollard, Matt 3-4 0-0 6; James, Jalen 2-3 0-0 4; VanKirk, Mike 2-4 0-2 4. Totals 31-52 26-40 93. 

Pacific Union.................   23   19  -   42

San Jose State................   45   48  -   93

3-point goals--Pacific Union 6-29 (Greenwell, Jordan 2-4; Spears, Chris 2-2; Nogueira, Trevor 2-7; Deason, Demetrius 0-2; Bertram, Mack 0-3; Vincent, Ben 0-3; Sangha, Gurpreet 0-6; Meighan, Charles 0-2), San Jose State 5-14 (Alexander, Dylan 2-3; Williams, Jaleel 1-4; Mitchell, Brandon 1-2; Muhammad, Rashad 1-3; Brown, D.J. 0-1; Wilson, Devante 0-1). Fouled out--Pacific Union-Gonzalez, Anthony, San Jose State-None. Rebounds--Pacific Union 22 (Vincent, Ben 6), San Jose State 46 (Thornton, Isaac 7). Assists--Pacific Union 10 (Deason, Demetrius 3), San Jose State 17 (Thornton, Isaac 4; Brown, D.J. 4). Total fouls--Pacific Union 27, San Jose State 10. Technical fouls--Pacific Union-None, San Jose State-None. A-1139