First-Half Woes Lead to 61-33 Loss At Utah State

Ivo Basor played all 40 minutes and finished with a Spartans individual season-high 11 rebounds against Utah State.
Dec. 31, 2014

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Logan, Utah --- The San José State men's basketball team will have to put its Mountain West opener in the rearview mirror as soon as possible after a 61-33 loss, and look ahead to its conference home opener Saturday night.

The Spartans (2-11, 0-1 MW) got out to an 8-3 lead against Utah State, but then saw the Aggies (8-5, 1-0 MW) go on a 32-4 run over the final 16:16 of the first half at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum Wednesday night.

San José State was 2-of-29 from the floor during the stretch, while Jalen Moore hit four of Utah State's nine threes in the period. The Spartans trailed 35-12 at the half.

"We shot the ball 15 more times than them, we just didn't make them," said Spartans' head coach Dave Wojcik. "I thought our effort on the glass was terrific, and we only had 12 turnovers. But at the end of the day it comes down to who puts the ball in the basket more."

Utah State's defense has now held its last six opponents to under 40 percent from the floor and is 5-1 in those contests. San José State finished the game shooting 20 percent (12-of-60) from the floor.

"We got tired," Wojcik said. "Guys aren't used to playing these kinds of minutes. I try and use timeouts and rest them a little bit, but when your legs get tired shots and free throws start to fall short and that's the difference."

Ivo Basor played all 40 minutes of the game and hauled in SJSU's individual season-high of 11 rebounds. Darryl Gaynor II and Ryan Singer were the high scorers for the Spartans with eight points each.

San José State takes on Wyoming in The Event Center Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. PT

Newspaper Box Score

San Jose State vs Utah State
12/31/14 7 p.m. at Logan, Utah (Dee Glen Smith Spectrum)
At Logan, Utah (Dee Glen Smith Spectrum)

UTAH STATE 61, SAN JOSE STATE 33

SAN JOSE STATE (2-11/0-1 MW)
Gaynor II, Darryl 3-18 0-0 8; Singer, Ryan 3-10 0-0 8; Thornton, Isaac 2-14
1-2 6; Mitchell, Brandon 1-6 2-2 5; Basor, Ivo 2-8 0-4 4; VOLLERT, Andrew
1-1 0-0 2; Mahoney, Danny 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 12-60 3-8 33.

UTAH STATE (8-5/1-0 MW)
MOORE, Jalen 6-8 3-9 19; SMITH, Chris 5-7 2-2 14; PEARRE, Julion 3-6 0-0 8;
McGLASTON, Jojo 2-4 0-0 5; CURETON, Trace 2-3 1-3 5; PERKINS, Darius 1-5 1-2
4; BOLTON, Henry 1-1 0-0 3; HARRIS, Sean 1-2 0-0 2; COLLETTE, David 0-4 1-2
1; JONES, Elston 0-2 0-2 0; FREY, Konner 0-0 0-0 0; ORCHARD, Sam 0-1 0-0 0;
NOMA'AEA, Viko 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 21-45 8-20 61.

San Jose State................   12   21  -   33
Utah State....................   35   26  -   61

3-point goals--San Jose State 6-28 (Singer, Ryan 2-8; Gaynor II, Darryl 2-6;
Mitchell, Brandon 1-2; Thornton, Isaac 1-8; Mahoney, Danny 0-2; Basor, Ivo
0-2), Utah State 11-22 (MOORE, Jalen 4-5; SMITH, Chris 2-4; PEARRE, Julion
2-4; McGLASTON, Jojo 1-2; PERKINS, Darius 1-4; BOLTON, Henry 1-1; ORCHARD,
Sam 0-1; NOMA'AEA, Viko 0-1). Fouled out--San Jose State-None, Utah
State-None. Rebounds--San Jose State 40 (Basor, Ivo 11), Utah State 42
(MOORE, Jalen 11). Assists--San Jose State 10 (Gaynor II, Darryl 6), Utah
State 17 (PERKINS, Darius 4). Total fouls--San Jose State 15, Utah State 12.
Technical fouls--San Jose State-None, Utah State-None. A-8491