Colorado State Men Stage 2nd Half Comeback On San Jose State

Dec. 30, 2017

Final Stats

San Jose, Calif.----- San José State University had a pair of 15-point leads in the first half and led 46-36 with 8:55 remaining before Colorado State rallied for a 59-52 Mountain West men's basketball victory.

Though Noah Baumann scored a season-high 14 points on a season-high four three-point baskets for San José State (3-10, 0-2 Mountain West) and Ryan Welage added a team-high 16 points, the Spartans' 14 second-half turnovers proved costly in the loss. San José State was charged with 23 turnovers for the second game in a row.

Prentiss Nixon of Colorado State (8-7, 1-1 Mountain West) led all players in scoring with 19 points. Nixon and reserve guard Lorenzo Jenkins each hit a pair of three-point baskets during a 12-2 Rams rally that wiped out the Spartans' last double-digit lead and tied the score at 48-48 with 6:18 in the game.

Robbie Berwick put Colorado State ahead to stay, 50-48, with a pair of free throws. The Rams only made two field goals the rest of the way, but San José State's last field goal was a Keith Fisher III lay-in at the 2:59 mark cutting San José State's deficit to 53-51.

Though Colorado State shot only 35.2 percent from the field for the game, the Rams made 7-of-12 3-point baskets in the second half.


 

 

San José State had a 31-20 halftime lead converting 52.0 percent of its first half field goal tries, but finished at 45.7 percent with just eight second-half field goals. Baumann was on target in the first half with 11 points including three three-pointers.

The Spartans out-rebounded Colorado State, 37-29, but lost to the Rams for the 16th time in 16 meetings. Fisher had his third double-figure rebounding game of the season with a game-high 10.

San José State's next chance for its first Mountain West win of the season is Wednesday, January 2, when the Spartans host UNLV in an 8:00 p.m. conference contest.

Newspaper Box Score

Colorado State vs San José State
12/30/17 2:00 PM at San Jose, Calif. (The Event Center)
At San Jose, Calif. (The Event Center)

COLORADO STATE 59, SAN JOSé STATE 52

COLORADO STATE (8-7, 1-1 MW)
NIXON,Prentiss 6-16 4-5 19; CARVACHO,Nico 4-8 2-2 10; JENKINS, Lorenzo 2-3
0-0 6; BERWICK,Robbie 1-3 3-4 6; BONNER,Anthony 2-7 1-2 6; PAIGE,J.D. 2-7
0-0 5; BOB,Che 1-6 3-4 5; MITCHELL,Raquan 1-4 0-0 2; RYAN,Logan 0-0 0-0 0.
Totals 19-54 13-17 59.

SAN JOSé STATE (3-10, 0-2 MW)
Welage, Ryan 7-13 0-0 16; Baumann, Noah 5-7 0-0 14; Mitchell, Brandon 3-3
0-0 6; Barry, Oumar 2-3 1-3 5; FISHER, Keith 2-4 0-0 4; Nichols, Isaiah 1-7
1-2 3; Hillsman, Jaycee 1-2 0-0 3; Chastain, Ashtin 0-3 1-2 1; James, Jalen
0-2 0-0 0; Simmons, Caleb 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 21-46 3-7 52.

Colorado State................ 20 39 - 59
San José State................ 31 21 - 52

3-point goals--Colorado State 8-23 (NIXON,Prentiss 3-9; JENKINS, Lorenzo
2-3; BERWICK,Robbie 1-2; PAIGE,J.D. 1-5; BONNER,Anthony 1-4), San José State
7-20 (Baumann, Noah 4-6; Welage, Ryan 2-6; Hillsman, Jaycee 1-1; NICHOLS,
Isaiah 0-3; Chastain, Ashtin 0-1; James, Jalen 0-1; Simmons, Caleb 0-2).
Fouled out--Colorado State-None, San José State-JAMES, Jalen.
Rebounds--Colorado State 29 (BOB,Che 9), San José State 37 (FISHER, Keith
10). Assists--Colorado State 8 (PAIGE,J.D. 4), San José State 13 (FISHER,
Keith 3). Total fouls--Colorado State 14, San José State 21. Technical
fouls--Colorado State-None, San José State-None. A-1385