Men's Basketball At Fresno State Wednesday; Hosts Nevada Saturday

Rashad Muhammad has finished in double-figures scoring in 10 of his last 11 games played.
Feb. 3, 2015

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MEN'S HOOPS TRAVELS TO FRESNO STATE; HOSTS NEVADA

The San José State men's basketball team will take on Fresno State for the second time this season on Wednesday, February 4, at 7:00 p.m. in the Save Mart Center. Then, the team returns home for its first meeting of the year with the Nevada Wolf Pack on Saturday February 7. Saturday's game will have a 3:00 p.m. tip and tickets are available now at the Spartan Ticket Office.

 

 

 

GAMES #22-23
SAN JOSÉ STATE (2-19, 0-9 MW) at FRESNO STATE (10-12, 5-4 MW)
WEDNESDAY, FEBRAURY 4, 7:00 P.M. PT
SAVE MART CENTER (15,596)
FRESNO, CALIF.

COVERAGE




WATCH: MW Digital Network (SJSUSpartans.com/videos)

LISTEN: STRETCH INTERNET RADIO
FOLLOW: @SJSUMBB - @SJSUAthletics


SAN JOSÉ STATE (2-19, 0-9 MW) vs. NEVADA (6-14, 2-6 MW)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 3:00 P.M. PT
THE EVENT CENTER (5,000)
SAN JOSE, CALIF.

COVERAGE




WATCH: MW Digital Network (SJSUSpartans.com/videos)

LISTEN: STRETCH INTERNET RADIO
FOLLOW: @SJSUMBB - @SJSUAthletics

 

SPARTANS LOSE, 67-41, AT NEW MEXICO
San José State struggled to hit their shots at the start of the game allowing New Mexico to open up a 21-4 lead. Jaleel Williams and Rashad Muhammad each finished in double-figures scoring, but it wasn't enough to climb back into the game with the Lobos. It was the only meeting of the year between the two teams.


SHOTS NOT FALLING FOR SJSU
San José State was getting the looks it wanted at the basket against New Mexico, but the shots just would not drop. The Spartans finished the contest shooting 25 percent (13-52), making it four out of the last six games below 25 percent shooting from the floor.


MUHAMMAD BREAKS INTO TOP-10; LOOKING FOR MORE
Sophomore Rashad Muhammad busted into SJSU's top-10 career list when he drained the 112th three pointer of his career against New Mexico (1/31). He is currently tied with D.J. Brown (2012-14) in 10th and is closely behind Ricky Berry (1986-88) at 113 and Terry Cannon (1990-92, 94) at 114. Tim Pierce (2007-09) is San José State's career-leader for made threes with 153.


WILLIAMS STRINGS TOGETHER SOLID GAMES
Jaleel Williams scored 16 points, grabbed seven rebounds and hit all five of his free throws against Air Force on Jan. 28. He followed up perhaps his best game of the season with a 14-point, 10-rebound performance on the road at New Mexico three days later. It was SJSU's first double-double performance of the season.


MUHAMMAD FINDS DOUBLE-FIGURES

Sophomore guard Rashad Muhammad
 has finished in double-figures scoring in 10 of his last 11 games played. He is averaging 14.6 points per game during that stretch.


MORE TIME FOR MITCHELL

Sophomore forward Brandon Mitchell
 has replaced center Ivo Basor in the starting lineup for the Spartans the last three games. Mitchell had provided an energy spike coming off of the bench before being inserted into the starting lineup. He's averaging five rebounds per game over the last six contests and has at least one steal in four consecutive games.


MORE ON FRESNO STATE
Fresno State (10-12, 5-4 MW) are coming off of an 80-57 loss at Colorado State last Saturday. On the stat sheet, it appears to be the Marvelle Harris show for the Bulldogs. He leads the team in points per game (17.6), rebounds (5.1), threes (37) and assists (75). However, as SJSU learned in its first outing against Fresno State earlier this season, they have other weapons in Cezar Guerreo and Paul Watson.


LAST TIME AGAINST FRESNO STATE
Fresno State came into the Event Center and defeated the Spartans 73-62 earlier this season on January 14. After SJSU overcame a 10-point deficit early in the first half, Fresno State used a 20-4 run in the second period to run away with the game. The all-time series between the two programs stands at 82-75 in Fresno State's favor.


CONNECT WITH THE SPARTANS




Connect with the SJSU men's basketball team on Twitter @SJSUMBB and with all Spartans athletics teams @SJSUAthletics. Fans can keep track of in-game and news updates using #SJSU, #spartanup and #spartanstrong. If you are on Facebook, so are we! Check us out at facebook.com/SJSUSpartans.


CATCH EVERY GAME ON STRETCH




Every SJSU men's basketball game can be heard live on Stretch Internet Radio. Head to the schedule page at www.SJSUSpartans.comand click the link to hear all the action called by play-by-play announcer Justin Allegri with commentary from Joe Boylan.


WEEKEND BROADCASTS ALSO ON KLIV 1590 AM




Every SJSU men's basketball game played on the weekend can also be heard live on KLIV 1590 AM Radio with Justin Allegri and Joe Boylan on the call.