Men's Basketball Falls To Western Michigan, 79-60, At Wooden Legacy

Ryan Singer scored seven points off the bench on Friday night.
Fullerton, Calif. --- The San José State men’s basketball team was unable to recover from a 15-2 Western Michigan run in the first half, and fell 79-60 on day two of the DIRECTV Wooden Legacy on Friday.
 
The Spartans (1-5) overcame an early 10-point deficit, but Jaleel Williams’ three cut the Broncos’ lead to, 19-16, with 5:53 left in the first half.
 
From there, Western Michigan (4-2) made four consecutive shots, and piled on two three-pointers as part of a 17-5 run to close out the half, sending the Spartans to the locker room with a 36-21 deficit.
 
“I knew they were going to shoot the ball well,” said Spartans’ head coach Dave Wojcik. “I thought they would come out guns firing and they did. They have nice pieces on their team that understand their role, and that’s something we have to learn from.”
 
The same Broncos team that went 3-for-24 from beyond the arc a night ago against Long Beach State, shot 10-of-14 from three-point territory against San José State Friday night.

“They came out and were more aggressive than us from the tip,” Wojcik said. “We had shots early, and just didn’t knock them down. You can only hold down a good team for so long.”
 
Western Michigan made four three-point shots to begin the second half. Tucker Haymond hit 3-of-4 from distance and let the Broncos with 20 points.
 
Frank Rogers scored 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting to lead the Spartans. Jaleel Williams scored five points, the only five points of all the starters for San José State. Jordan Baker, Rashad Muhammad and Ryan Singer came off the bench to score seven each. Darryl Gaynor II pitched in with eight points and Danny Mahoney added five.
 
The Spartans shot 41 percent from the field and were outrebounded 33-23.
 
The Spartans have another chance at the Wooden Legacy when the face Princeton on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. in the Honda Center.
 
 
Newspaper Box Score
Western Michigan vs San Jose State
11/28/14 6:00 PM at Titan Gym (Fullerton, Calif.)
 
WESTERN MICHIGAN 79, SAN JOSE STATE 60
 
WESTERN MICHIGAN (4-2)
HAYMOND, Tucker 7-10 3-4 20; TAVA, Connar 3-5 9-11 16; BROWN, David 4-7 1-1
11; RICHIE, Austin 4-5 0-1 10; LAMONT, Drake 2-7 2-2 6; MCCORMICK, Kellen
2-2 0-0 5; AVERY, AJ 2-4 0-0 4; WASHINGTON, Von 1-3 0-0 3; WILDER, Thomas
1-3 0-2 2; DIENG, Khadim 1-2 0-0 2; HARRIS, Charles 0-0 0-0 0; PERRY, Taylor
0-1 0-0 0; MATASOVIC, Mario 0-0 0-0 0; BRENNAN, Tim 0-0 0-0 0; KLEIN, Jared
0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-49 15-21 79.
 
SAN JOSE STATE (1-5)
Rogers, Frank 7-10 0-0 17; Gaynor II, Darryl 2-3 4-6 8; Singer, Ryan 2-4 2-2
7; Muhammad, Rashad 3-10 0-0 7; Baker, Jordan 2-6 2-2 7; Mahoney, Danny 2-5
0-0 5; Williams, Jaleel 1-5 2-4 5; Basor, Ivo 2-2 0-0 4; Pollard, Matt 0-1
0-0 0; Bahner, Leon 0-1 0-2 0; James, Jalen 0-2 0-0 0; Thornton, Isaac 0-2
0-0 0; Mitchell, Brandon 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-51 10-16 60.
 
Western Michigan..............   36   43  -   79
San Jose State................   21   39  -   60 
 
3-point goals--Western Michigan 10-14 (HAYMOND, Tucker 3-4; RICHIE, Austin
2-2; BROWN, David 2-4; WASHINGTON, Von 1-2; MCCORMICK, Kellen 1-1; TAVA,
Connar 1-1), San Jose State 8-23 (Rogers, Frank 3-5; Mahoney, Danny 1-3;
1-4; Gaynor II, Darryl 0-1). Fouled out--Western Michigan-None, San Jose
State-None. Rebounds--Western Michigan 33 (HAYMOND, Tucker 8), San Jose
State 23 (Rogers, Frank 6). Assists--Western Michigan 17 (RICHIE, Austin 4;
BROWN, David 4), San Jose State 14 (Baker, Jordan 6). Total fouls--Western
Michigan 16, San Jose State 19. Technical fouls--Western Michigan-None, San
Jose State-None.
Game Seven DIRECTV Wooden Legacy
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