Men's Hoops Host Fresno State & Nevada

Upcoming games:    San Jose State vs. Fresno State
            Thursday, February 9, 2012,
            The Event Center, San Jose, Calif., 7:00 p.m. (PST)

            San Jose State vs. Nevada
            Saturday, February 11, 2012,
            The Event Center, San Jose, Calif., 8:00 p.m. (PST)

San Jose State record:
7-16, 0-8 WAC. The Spartans are in the midst of a three-game losing streak after an 83-81 overtime loss to Hawai’i.

Fresno State record:
11-14, 3-6 WAC. The Bulldogs have a two-game winning streak after beating Idaho, 65-55, and Utah State, 60-54, in home games last week.
Nevada record: 19-4, 8-1 WAC before the February 9 game at Hawai’i. The Wolf Pack split a pair of games last week defeating Utah State, 53-52, and losing to Idaho, 72-68.

Radio Coverage: 
KSJS (90.5 FM, San Jose) originates San Jose State University basketball broadcasts. Justin Allegri will be at courtside for the Fresno State broadcast. Air time is 6:30 p.m. (PST) with a pregame show. KLIV (1590 AM, San Jose) will join the broadcast network for the Nevada game on February 11. Michael Spero will provide the play-by-play. Broadcast time for the San Jose State-Nevada game is 7:30 p.m. (PST).

Television Coverage: The WAC Sports Network is televising the San Jose State-Fresno State game. Rich Cellini has the play-by-play duties. Dave Bollwinkel will provide commentary. Locally, the game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet California (DirecTV Channel 698) at 10:00 p.m. (PST)

Internet Coverage: The San Jose State-Fresno State game will be available live on ESPN Full Court and ESPN3. Rich Cellini has the play-by-play duties. Dave Bollwinkel will provide commentary.

A live audio version of the San Jose State-Fresno State game will be available on Michael Spero calls the action.

San Jose State-Fresno State series: The Bulldogs lead the series, 79-74. Fresno State won the first meeting between these teams, 82-73, on January 14. The home team has won the last five regular-season meetings between these schools. Last year at The event Center, the Spartans posted a 78-66 victory.

San Jose State-Nevada series: The Wolf Pack leads the series, 33-30.  Nevada has won the last eight meetings between these teams including an 81-57 triumph at the Lawlor Events Center on January 12. San Jose State’s last win in the series was a 62-60 victory in San Jose on January 10, 2008. 

Free Throw Shooting Back On Target:
San Jose State tops the WAC in team free throw shooting at 74.0 percent. In the last five games, the Spartans made 80.5 percent (70-of-87). Eight times this season, the team reached or exceeded the 80-percent plateau in a game.

Scoring Leaders Face Off: When San Jose State and Fresno State on Thursday, February 9, the Western Athletic Conference players with the top three scoring performances in 2011-12 will be on the floor at the same time.
     San Jose State redshirt freshman D.J. Brown is the category leader with 33 against Cal State Bakersfield on January 23.
     Fresno State guard Kevin Olekaibe scored a career-high 32 against San Jose State on January 14.
     San Jose State guard James Kinney scored 31 points against Seattle University on December 30, 2011.

WAC leader in assist-to-turnover ratio: San Jose State is the one of three Western Athletic Conference team with more assists than turnovers. Three times this season, the Spartans were credited with 20 or more assists in a game including a school record 30 in the Holy Names triumph on November 22. The previous school record was 24 on two occasions. 

Shamburger with a Spartan first in 10 years: Guard Keith Shamburger became the first San Jose State in 10 years to be credited with 10 or more assists in two different games in a season. he had a career best 12 assists in the February 4 game versus Hawaii and 11 in the UTSA win on November 30, 2011. 

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