Spartans Host Notre Dame De Namur For Final Tuneup

Rashad Muhammad led the Spartans in scoring with 19 points in the win over Cal State East Bay.
Nov. 3, 2014

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The San José State men’s basketball team will take on Notre Dame De Namur in an exhibition game Saturday, November 8, at 1:00 p.m., in The Event Center. It is the final exhibition game for the Spartans before they host Bethesda in the regular-season opener on November 14. San José State is coming off of an 84-65 victory over Cal State East Bay in an exhibition on November 2. For tickets, call the Spartan Ticket Office at 408-924-7589, or visit the tickets section on SJSUSpartans.com. Single-game tickets, season ticket plans and Spartan Foundation information can also be found in the season ticket membership brochure.

EXHIBITION GAME #2
SAN JOSé STATE vs. NOTRE DAME DE NAMUR
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1:00 p.m. PT
THE EVENT CENTER (5,000)
SAN JOSE, CALIF.
LISTEN LIVE
KSJS 90.5 FM

SPARTANS DEFEAT CAL STATE EAST BAY 84-65 IN EXHIBITION

Four double-digit scorers led San José State past Cal State East Bay, 84-65, in the first exhibition game of the 2014-15 season last Sunday. Rashad Muhammed led the way with 19 points. Jalen James and Jaleel Williams each added 16 points and Darryl Gaynor, II, in his first action as a Spartan, scored 15. The team shot 54 percent in the first half and never looked back from a 17-point halftime lead.

SPARTANS SET PACE FROM BEYOND THE ARC

San José State shot 10 of 20 from three-point range in the 84-65 win over Cal State East Bay. Jaleel Williams hit all three of his attempts from beyond the arc in the first half. Rashad Muhammad, Jalen James and Isaac Thornton each hit two three-pointers and Darryl Gaynor, II added one. Muhammad finished the 2013-14 with a Mountain West leading 75 threes.

SPARTANS SIZE UP

The Spartans have added depth in the big-man department for the 2014-15 season. Freshmen Leon Bahner and Ryan Singer stand 6-foot-11 and 6-foot-9 respectively, while junior transfer Ivo Basor stands 6-foot-8. Frank 

Rogers, listed at 6-foot-9, is ready for action this year after redshirting the 2013-14 season. These 

players will join the seven-foot sophomore Matt Pollard in the Spartans’ frontcourt. 

SINGLE-GAME & SEASON TICKETS ON SALE NOW

For tickets to all San José State men’s basketball games, call the Spartan Ticket Office at 408-924-7589 or visit the tickets section on SJSUSpartans.com. The Spartan Ticket Office is your one-stop shop for all single-game tickets and season ticket plans. Also see the Season Ticket Membership Brochure for information on this year’s variable ticket pricing.

LISTEN TO SPARTAN HOOPS

Fans across the nation can now listen to every men’s basketball game this season via Stretch Internet Radio. See the men’s basketball schedule page for a live link to all San José State broadcasts with play-by-play announcer Justin Allegri and commentator Joe Boylan. Weekend games can also be heard on KLIV 1590 AM and the campus radio station KSJS 90.5 FM will carry all home games.

SJSU, NDNU CONNECTION

Argonauts head coach George Puou was a four-year letterwinner (1984-87) on the San José State men’s 

basketball team. He averaged 12.5 points and 5.9 rebounds over 30 games played his senior year. Puou played two seasons alongside SJSU’s all-time leading scorer, the late Ricky Berry. Puou is now in his 12th season as Notre Dame De Namur’s head coach.

THREE-STAR POINT GUARD SIGNS WITH SJSU

Freshman guard Daryll Gaynor II signed with San José State as a three-star recruit by both Scout and ESPN in April of 2014. A graduate of Durango High School in Las Vegas, Nev., Gaynor led his team in scoring at 24.9 points per game. He was a first-team All-Sunset Region and All-Northwest Division honoree. 

TWO NEW COACHES JOIN WOJCIK’S STAFF

Mike Lepore and Tyler Ojanen joined the Spartans coaching staff beginning with the 2014-15 season. 

Lepore spent the last two years as the director of basketball operations at Saint Louis University when the 

Billikens had their best two-year stretch of success with a combined 55-14 record. Ojanen comes to the 

Spartans from Saint Mary’s College where he was also the director of basketball operations from 2009-13. Ojanen made three trips to the NCAA Tournament and two NIT Tournaments with the Gaels.

WILLIAMS DEFINES PRODUCTION INCREASE 

Senior Jaleel Williams had the MW’s fifth-largest increase in per game scoring last season, averaging 8.8 points more than he had in 2012-13. He also improved his rebounding by 4.3 per game, which was the third-largest improvement in the MW in 2013-14.

BAKER & ROGERS SET TO DEBUT FOR SJSU

Jordan Baker, a 2012-13 All-WCC honorable mention at Pepperdine, is set to make his Spartan debut as a point guard this season. He led Pepperdine in scoring with 13.6 points per game in 2012-13. Frank Rogers also 

redshirted last season but is ready for action this year. Rogers played in 28 games for San Francisco in 2012-13.