Updated: San Jose State (9-7) and Denver (9-7) Face Off

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  San Jose State 18 19 37 +15.0
  Denver 34 39 73 -15.0
Thu, Jan 17 2013, 06:00 PM PST

Magness Arena
Denver, CO
Attendance: 1,406

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On Thursday, San Jose State travels to Magness Arena to take on Denver. It gets started at 9:00 EST.

San Jose State is in 5th place in the conference and has an opportunity to gain ground on 3rd place Denver.

In their last outing, despite 16 points from D.J. Brown, the Spartans fell to Utah State 66-60 on January 11th. He is averaging 9.8 points per game and leads the team in assists with 4.6 per game. For the Pioneers, Chris Udofia finished with 15 points and 6 assists in the 64-51 win over Seattle on January 12th. He leads the team in assists with 3.6 per game and blocks with 2.1 per game. A key area of strength for Denver is effective field goal percentage at 54.3, which ranks 2nd in their conference (and 23rd nationally).

StatSmack! San Jose State is better than Denver
  • How does our back look? San Jose State is ranked higher than Denver in the WAC (#1 vs #5).
  • The San Jose State steals leader (James Kinney) has more steals than the Denver steals leader (Chase Hallam).
  • The San Jose State blocks leader (Alex Brown) has more blocks than the Denver blocks leader (Chris Udofia).
  • Chris Cunningham is ranked 46th nationally in rebounds.
SJSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B James Kinney 34 21 6 3 2 0 3
C C. Cunningham 31 11 9 2 1 0 3
C D.J. Brown 33 10 4 5 1 0 2
C Alex Brown 26 6 6 0 0 2 1
D+ Louis Garrett 16 7 2 1 1 0 1
D L. Pennington 15 7 2 0 0 0 1
D Xavier Jones 16 4 2 1 1 0 1
D Chris Jones 12 3 2 1 0 0 0
D Stephon Smith 15 3 3 0 0 0 1
D Mike VanKirk 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Jaleel Williams 5 1 2 0 0 0 0
D- Aalim Moor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
F David Andoh 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Nick Grieves 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
DEN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Chris Udofia 31 12 5 4 1 2 2
B- Royce O`Neale 35 12 6 3 2 0 2
C Chase Hallam 31 10 4 2 2 1 1
C Brett Olson 33 9 2 2 1 0 2
C- Cam Griffin 21 7 4 2 1 0 2
D Nate Engesser 10 5 1 1 0 0 0
D Jalen Love 17 4 1 1 0 0 1
D Bryant Rucker 8 3 1 1 0 0 1
D Dom Samac 6 2 0 0 0 0 0
D Blake Foeman 15 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Charles Webb 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Marcus Byrd 8 2 1 1 0 0 0
D Jake Logan 4 0 0 1 0 0 0

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1 San Diego State 31-5 16-2
2 New Mexico 27-7 15-3
3 UNLV 20-13 10-8
3 Nevada 15-17 10-8
5 Boise State 21-13 9-9
5 Wyoming 18-15 9-9
5 Fresno State 21-18 9-9
8 Utah State 18-14 7-11
8 Colorado State 16-16 7-11
10 Air Force 12-18 6-12
 11San Jose State 7-24 1-17
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#5 Dylan Alexander Fr G 6-4 190
#11 Jordan Baker Jr G 6-4 190
#1 D.J. Brown Jr G 6-2 185
#15 C. Cunningham Sr F 6-9 240
#12 Jalen James Fr G 6-3 170
#4 B. Mitchell Fr F 6-7 210
#0 Rashad Muhammad Fr G 6-6 180
#35 Matt Pollard Fr C 7-0 265
#14 Frank Rogers Jr F 6-9 230
#20 Isaac Thornton Fr G 6-3 170
#21 Mike VanKirk So C 7-1 240
#2 Jaleel Williams Jr F 6-7 220
#22 Devante Wilson Jr G 6-4 215