The San José State men's basketball team will host Seattle U Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. in The Event Center. It will be the final non-conference game at home this season. Contact the Spartan Ticket Office for tickets at 408-924-7589.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 7:00 P.M.
THE EVENT CENTER (5,000)
SAN JOSE, CALIF.
SPARTANS SNAP LOSING STREAK WITH 74-63 WIN OVER SAINT KATHERINE
Rashad Muhammad scored a season-high 22 points, and Jaleel Williams and Frank Rogers each finished in double-figures to help SJSU end an eight-game losing streak Tuesday night against Saint Katherine.
BAKER AMONG MW'S TOP-THREE IN ASSISTS
Point Guard Jordan Baker's 4.1 assists per game mark is good for second among all individuals in the Mountain West this year. He ranks third in total assists with 37. UNLV's Cody Doolin leads the conference at 5.7 assists per game.
MUHAMMAD INCREASES SHOOTING EFFICIENCY
Through 10 games, Rashad Muhammad is shooting 47.6 percent (40-84) from the floor. He ended last season shooting 36.4 percent in 31 games, and as last year's Mountain West leader in three-point baskets made, Muhammad shot 39.5 percent from beyond the arc.
SANTA CLARA EDGES SJSU, 61-50
San José State shot 57.9 percent in the first half, but the team's 20 turnovers were too many in a 61-50 loss to Santa Clara last Saturday night (12/6). Rashad Muhammadscored the first 13 points of the game for SJSU, which got out to it's best start of the 2014-15 season in the first half. Muhammad led the Spartans in scoring for the second game in a row.
JAMES NOT EXPECTED TO RETURN
Jalen James started 29 games last season and the first eight games of this season at point guard, but he is not expected to return this year after sustaining an ankle injury in the December 3 game at UC Davis. The sophomore was averaging 6.9 points and 3.9 rebounds per game before the injury.
SINGER MAKES FIRST START OF THE SEASON
Freshman forward Ryan Singer made his first start of the season against Saint Katherine. He scored seven points in 16 minutes. Singer replaced 6-11 freshman center Leon Bahner who was diagnosed with a left ankle injury and is out indefinitely.
MW PLAY LOOMING
The game against Seattle U Saturday night will be the last nonconference contest at home this season. The Spartans travel to Washington State on December 21 and then open up Mountain West play at Utah State on December 31.
ABOUT SEATTLE U
The Redhawks are out to a 3-5 start this season with wins over Nebraska-Omaha, Cal State Northridge and Pacific Lutheran. The team most recently suffered an 87-75 loss to Eastern Washington at home on December 6. Isiah Umipig leads Seattle U in scoring at 17.9 points per game.
LAST MEETING WITH THE REDHAWKS
The Spartans and Redhawks will meet for the 10th time on December 13. The teams last met on January 31, 2013 in Seattle for a Western Athletic Conference game that ended in a 56-48 loss for SJSU. San José State defeated Seattle U earlier that year at home 76-71. Seattle U controls the all-time series 6-3.
SPARTANS FALL ON THE ROAD TO UC DAVIS, 70-56
The Spartans shot 31 percent in the first half and trailed 31-21 at the break. Rashad Muhammad's season-high 20 points were not enough to overcome UC Davis' 11 three-point baskets that handed SJSU a 70-56 loss at The Pavilion. The loss extended the Spartans' losing streak to seven games.
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).
FINDING THE FIVE
Head coach Dave Wojcik and the Spartans have tried nine different starting lineups through 10 games of the regular season.
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.
SINGLE-GAME & SEASON TICKETS ON SALE NOW
For tickets to all San José State men's basketball games, call the Spartan Ticket Office at408-924-7589 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.