MEN'S BASKETBALL HEADS TO UC DAVIS; RETURNS HOME FOR CLASH OF THE COUNTY
With the Wooden Legacy in the rear view, San José State continues Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. with a matchup at the UC Davis Aggies (5-0) before returning home to face Santa Clara (3-4) Saturday, December 6 in the Event Center at 7:00 p.m.
SAN JOSé STATE (1-6) AT UC DAVIS (5-0)
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 7:00 P.M.
THE PAVILION (5,670)
SAN JOSÉ STATE (1-6) VS. SANTA CLARA (3-4)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 7:00 P.M.
THE EVENT CENTER (5,000)
SAN JOSE, CALIF.
BAKER FILLS STAT SHEET IN WOODEN LEGACY FINALE
Jordan Baker had his best game of the season with 23 points, six rebounds and four assists against Princeton (11/30). He finished 9-of-13 from the floor and tied a career-high with four three pointers. Baker led the team in scoring over the three contests of the tournament at 12.0 points per game, and he finished +4 in assists to turnovers.
SPARTANS WIND UP 0-3 AT WOODEN LEGACY
San José State lost all three games at the Wooden Legacy last week, extending the team's losing streak to six games. The Spartans fell to tournament champion Washington (78-56), Western Michigan (79-60) and Princeton (69-54).
BAKER, ROGERS LEAD SPARTANS IN SCORING
Jordan Baker at 11.5 points per game and Frank Rogers at 10.2 points per game are the scoring leaders for SJSU. Both have played in six games and made five starts. Baker is coming off of a season-high 23 points against Princeton, and the 6-foot-9 Rogers has shown he can score inside and out with six threes on the year.
SLUGGISH STARTS HURTING SJSU
The Spartans are averaging just 8.3 points during the first 10 minutes over the last four games. During that span, SJSU was outscored by a total of 138-89 in the first half.
SPARTANS TOP MOUNTAIN WEST IN TOTAL REBOUNDING
San José State's added size this season has helped the team gather a MW-leading 248 total rebounds. The Spartans' defense is holding opponents to 42 percent shooting through seven games, which has led to 187 defensive rebounds, by far the most in the conference.
FINDING THE FIVE
Head coach Dave Wojcik has put out six different starting lineups through seven games this season. Senior Jaleel Williams and sophomore Jalen James have been a constant, starting every game. Jordan Baker has made five starts, and Rashad Muhammad has made three. Brandon Mitchell, Isaac Thornton, Leon Bahner, Darryl Gaynor II, and walk-on point guard Danny Mahoney have also made appearances in the starting five for SJSU.
ABOUT UC DAVIS
The UC Davis Aggies have a perfect 5-0 record so far this season. They most recently defeated Utah Valley 64-43, and also have a win over SJSU's Mountain West foe Utah State, 77-70. Senior guard Corey Hawkins leads the team in scoring at 17.8 points per game. Hawkins is shooting exactly 50 percent from the floor and 52 percent from beyond the arc. The Aggies are coached by Jim Les in his fourth season.
LAST MEETING WITH UC DAVIS
San José State overcame a 19-point deficit to defeat UC Davis in triple-overtime last season in The Event Center on December 18. Isaac Thornton and Devante Wilson hit clutch threes down the stretch to force overtime. Then Thornton gave the Spartans the lead for good in the third overtime with a conventional three-point play. The win extended SJSU's lead in the all-time series versus UC Davis to 15-7.
PACK THE HOUSE FOR THE CLASH OF THE COUNTY
Saturday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m., San José State and Santa Clara will be pitted against each other for the 2014-15 edition of the Clash of the County. The Spartan Ticket Office can be reached at 408-924-7589 or fans can purchase tickets online through the "Ticket" section on SJSUSpartans.com.
HOT PRINCETON SHOOTING DOWNS SPARTANS IN WOODEN LEGACY FINALE
Princeton hit its first five shots of the game and its first 10 shots out of the halftime locker room, and Jordan Baker's season-high 23 points were not enough for SJSU in a 69-54 loss to the Tigers. Baker scored 18 in the second half and tied a career-high with four three pointers.
SPARTANS CAN'T COME BACK FROM DEFENSIVE LAPSE IN 79-60 LOSS TO WESTERN MICHIGAN
San José State trailed Western Michigan 19-16 with just over five minutes to go in the first half, but the Broncos finished out on a 17-5 run and sent the Spartans into the locker room trailing 36-21. Western Michigan shot 10-of-14 from beyond the arc for the game, and SJSU shot just 41 percent from the floor while being outrebounded 33-23.
SPARTANS FALL TO WASHINGTON IN WOODEN LEGACY OPENER; FACE WESTERN MICHIGAN FOR FIRST TIME
The San José State men's basketball team didn't score its first basket until 5:14 into the game against Washington in the Wooden Legacy opener (11/27). It allowed the Huskies to start on an 8-0 which they never looked back from, and cruised to a 78-56 victory. Robert Upshaw set a single-season record with eight blocks in the game against the Spartans. SJSU finished the game shooting 30 percent from the floor. Rashad Muhammad led all Spartans with 15 points.
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.