Men's Hoops Goes For Two Straight

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

San Jose State record: 8-16, 1-8 WAC. The Spartans ended a three-game losing streak with a 79-71 double-overtime win over Fresno State on February 9.

Nevada record: 20-4, 9-1 WAC. The Wolf Pack won their 17th out of the last 18 games with an 88-79 win at Hawai’i on February 9.
 
Radio Coverage: KSJS (90.5 FM, San Jose) originates San Jose State University basketball broadcasts.  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 is 7:30 p.m. (PST).

Television Coverage: There is no play-by-play television coverage of the San Jose State-Nevada game.

San Jose State-Nevada series: The Wolf Pack leads the series, 49-47.  Nevada has won the last nine 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. 

Familiar With Overtimes: San Jose State became the first WAC school to play in four overtime games this season when the Spartans posted their 79-71 triumph over Fresno State on February 9. In the last two seasons, San Jose State played eight overtime games that included 14 overtime periods.

Three In A Row: No San Jose State team has played three overtime games in a row in a season. The 1984-85 team is the first Spartan squad to play five overtime games in a season.

20-20: For the first time this season, two San Jose State players scored 20 or more points in the same game when Wil Carter posted a career-high 23 points and Keith Shamburger notched a conference best 21 in the double-overtime win against Fresno State on February 9.

Free Throw Shooting Back On Target: San Jose State tops the WAC in team free throw shooting at 74.1 percent. In the last six games, the Spartans made 79.3 percent (92-of-116). Eight times this season, the team reached or exceeded the 80-percent plateau in a game.

48 Percent From The Field: San Jose State’s 48.1 field goal percentage in the Fresno State win was one of its better marks of the season. The Spartans are 5-0 in games with a field goal percentage of 48.0 or better.

Some Field Goal Defense: In San Jose State’s win over Fresno State on February 9, Fresno State became the sixth Spartan opponent that failed to make 40 percent of its field goal tries in a game with its 34.7 percent figure. San Jose State is 6-0 when it contributes to a team’s shooting percentage under 40 percent.

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