Men's Hoops Close Regular Season With Idaho

Upcoming game:    San Jose State vs. Idaho
            Saturday, March 3, 2012,
            The Event Center, San Jose, Calif., 7:00 p.m. (PST)

San Jose State record: 9-20, 1-12 WAC. The Spartans opened the final week of the regular season losing to Utah State, 71-61, on March 1. 

Idaho record: 17-12, 8-5 WAC. The Vandals have six wins in their last seven games after an 82-63 triumph at Hawai’i on March 1.
 
San Jose State-Idaho series: The Spartans lead the series, 13-9. Idaho won the opening meeting of the season between these teams, 74-66. The Vandals won last year’s game in San Jose, 75-67. The Spartans’ last victory in the series was a 74-68 triumph in the quarterfinal round of the 2011 Western Athletic Conference Tournament.

Radio Coverage: KSJS (90.5 FM, San Jose) originates San Jose State University basketball broadcasts. KLIV (1590 AM, San Jose) joins the broadcast network for the Idaho game. Michael Spero calls the play-by-play. Broadcast time is 6:30 p.m. (PST).

Television Coverage: There is no play-by-play television coverage.

Final regular season game: San Jose State closes out the 2011-12 regular season with its home game against Idaho, the second time in five seasons the Spartans are ending a regular season at home against the Vandals. 

Seniors: Forwards Wil Carter and Garrett Ton, center Matt Ballard, and guard Calvin Douglas are four San Jose State seniors playing their final two home games for the Spartans. The quartet will be recognized during Senior Night pregame festivities on March 3 against Idaho. Carter (Salt Lake Community College), Ballard (Irvine Valley College) and Douglas (City College of San Francisco) are in their second year with the Spartans. Ton is in his fourth active season at San Jose State.

Rebounding a key: San Jose State is 5-2 this season when it out-rebounded its opponent. The Spartans are 2-16 in games that they were out-rebounded. The Spartans opened the week outrebounding Utah State, 34-21.

Kinney Sets Single-Season 3-Point Field Goal Record: In the March 1 Utah State game, guard James Kinney set a San Jose State single-season record for most 3-point baskets made. Kinney was 4-of-9 from three-point territory against the Aggies. Heading into the Idaho game, his 81 three-pointers are three more than the previous mark of 78, set by Robert Owens in 2010.


Kinney, the fifth San Jose State player to make a single-game school record seven three-pointers in a game when the Spartans beat UTSA last November, also is two attempts away from setting a new single-season record for most three-point basket tries in a season. He enters the Idaho game with 201 attempts.

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