CINCINNATI (AP) — Stranded in the Big East basement last month after six losses in a row, defending champion Xavier is finishing with a flourish.
Xavier opens Big East defense with 74-65 win at DePaul
CHICAGO (AP) — Naji Marshall returned to the Xavier lineup after missing a game due to injury to score 19 points and grab 14 rebounds as the Musketeers opened the defense of their Big East Conference regular season title by handing DePaul a second straight home court defeat, 74-65 on Saturday afternoon.
Marshall and Tyrique Jones both sat out Xavier's win over Detroit Mercy December 21 with injuries. Both came back to score in double digits.
Marshall leads balanced Xavier past Oakland, 73-63
CINCINNATI (AP) — Xavier still is learning under first-year head coach Travis Steele, and maintaining defensive intensity for 40 minutes is something he continues to hammer home.
On Saturday afternoon in Cintas Center, Naji Marshall scored 14 points and Tyrique Jones, Ryan Welage and Zach Hankins each scored 11 lifting the Musketeers past Oakland 73-63.
Xavier rallies for 82-69 win over IUPUI in Steele’s debut
CINCINNATI (AP) — The most important decision in Travis Steele's debut was also his easiest: Run some plays to get Ryan Welage the ball.
Welage scored 21 of his 24 points in the second half on Tuesday night as Xavier blew an 18-point lead before rallying for an 82-69 victory over IUPUI in Steele's debut as the Musketeers coach.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jaycee Hillsman scored 19 points and grabbed five rebounds and San Jose State picked up its first conference win, edging Utah State 64-62 on Wednesday night, snapping a 16-game losing streak.
Ryan Welage added 16 points and six rebounds for the Spartans (4-24, 1-16 Mountain West Conference), who close out their season at Air Force on Saturday. Oumar Barry had nine points and six rebounds and Keith Fisher III had eight points and led the team with nine rebounds.
Wyoming cruises to 89-75 win over San Jose State
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Hayden Dalton sank six 3-pointers and hauled in 10 rebounds to lead Wyoming to an 89-75 win over San Jose State on Saturday.
Dalton was 6 of 12 from the field and hit all four of his free throws to finish with 22 points and pick up his sixth straight 20-point game. Justin James added 17 points, Alan Herndon had 15 points and Cody Kelley, Hunter Maldonado and Alexander Aka Gorski had 11 points each for Wyoming (17-10, 8-6 Mountain West Conference).
Hopkins, Taylor lead Fresno State past San Jose State 77-57
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jaron Hopkins scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half when Deshon Taylor scored 12 of his 19 and Fresno State pulled away for a 77-57 win over San Jose State on Wednesday night.
Hopkins had two quick baskets to open the second half for the Bulldogs (18-8, 8-5 Mountain West Conference), who led 32-31 at intermission. He also had the last four points of a 10-0 run that made it 60-39 midway through the second half.
Logwood sparks New Mexico late in 71-68 victory
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sam Logwood scored the Lobos' final six points and New Mexico denied San Jose State its first Mountain West Conference win this season, beating the Spartans 71-68 on Saturday.
Logwood's basket with 3:50 to go gave the Lobos the lead for good at 64-62. He added another basket and four more free throws in the final 1:49.
UNLV sweeps San Jose State 76-67
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brandon McCoy had 22 points and 17 rebounds, Jordan Johnson added 15 points with six assists and UNLV beat San Jose State 76-67 on Wednesday night.
Tervell Beck added 12 points and Shakur Juiston had 10 points and nine rebounds for UNLV (16-6, 5-4 Mountain West), which ended an 11-game series losing streak to San Diego State on Saturday.
James leads Wyoming to 90-86 win over San Jose State in OT
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Justin James scored 33 points including nine in overtime that made the difference as Wyoming notched its third straight win with a 90-86 victory over San Jose State on Saturday.
James hit a 3-pointer midway in the extra period and followed it with a layup and a jumper to help give the Cowboys (14-7, 5-3 Mountain West) an 88-84 lead with 16 seconds left. He then sank two free throws with eight seconds to go.
Sengfelder’s career-high 31 helps Boise St. beat SJSU 94-71
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Chris Sengfelder scored a career-high 31 points on 11-of-15 shooting and Boise State hit a season-high 18 3-pointers on Wednesday night as the Broncos beat San Jose State 94-71.
Sengfelder made 5 of 6 from 3-point range and Chandler Hutchison added 19 points, moving him into 10th on Boise State's career scoring list with 1,257. Lexus Williams tied career highs with four 3s and 16 points for the Broncos (17-4, 7-2 Mountain West).
Swan scores 19 with 9 boards, Air Force beats San Jose State
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Swan scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Jacob Van added 14 points to help Air Force beat San Jose State 78-71 on Saturday.
Pervis Louder scored all of his 12 points in the second half and Lavelle Scottie finished with 11 for Air Force (7-10, 1-4 Mountain West). The Falcons, who had lost seven of their last eight, snapped a four-game skid.
McCoy scores 23 to help UNLV beat SJSU 82-76 in OT
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Brandon McCoy made 9-of-11 free throws and finished with 23 points and Jordan Johnson hit 5-of-6 free throws in the final 30 seconds of overtime to help UNLV beat San Jose State 82-76 on Wednesday night.
Shakur Juiston had 14 points and Kris Clyburn 13 for UNLV (12-3, 1-1 Mountain West). Johnson finished with 10 points, seven assists and three steals.
Utah State tops San Jose State for 21st straight time, 86-72
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Koby McEwen scored 24 points and Utah State opened its Mountain West Conference season by beating San Jose State for the 21st straight time, topping the Spartans 86-72 on Wednesday night.
The Aggies are 33-4 all-time against San Jose State at home and have beaten the Spartans 25 straight times in Logan. Overall, they've beaten the Spartans in 27 of the last 28 meetings.
Utah State left little doubt how this one was going to turn out, racing to a 44-28 lead by intermission.
San Jose State rides big 1st half at Santa Clara, 75-63
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Welage scored 21 points and Keith Fisher III added 15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, both career highs, as San Jose State beat crosstown rival Santa Clara for the second straight year, posting a 75-63 victory on Thursday night.
The Spartans snapped a six-game losing streak to the Broncos last year with a 55-40 win. This year's loss is the fourth straight and third on their home court for Santa Clara.
Portland slips past San Jose State for 64-55 win
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Josh McSwiggan scored 14 points, including the go-ahead bucket in the second half, to help Portland get past San Jose State for a 64-55 win Saturday night.
JoJo Walker added 13 points, Marcus Shaver Jr. had 11 and Franklin Porter 10 for Portland (4-6), which snapped a two-game skid with the win. McSwiggan was 6 for 10 from the field with two 3-pointers.
Denver edges San Jose State 58-56 behind Rosga
DENVER (AP) — Joe Rosga scored 23 points and Denver held off San Jose State 58-56 on Tuesday night for its sixth straight win in the series.
SJSU closed to 57-56 on Ryan Welage's layup with 1:19 left before Denver's Daniel Amigo made 1 of 2 free throws after getting fouled on a rebound. After the Spartans called a timeout with 2.9 seconds left, Welage tried to get his defender in the air on a pump fake and hit the front of the rim on a jumper from the wing as time expired.
Southern Illinois rolls to 76-58 win over San Jose State
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Kavion Pippen scored 22 points with four steals and Southern Illinois rolled to 76-58 win over San Jose State on Saturday.
Pippen was 9 of 10 from the field and hit all of his free throws for the Salukis (4-2). Armon Fletcher added 15 points and six rebounds, Aaron Cook had 12 points and Jonathan Wiley chipped in 10.
The team shot 52.6 percent compared to 40 percent for San Jose State.
Freshman Turner scores 27, Bowling Green beats SJSU 85-79
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Justin Turner made five 3-pointers and scored 27 points, Demajeo Wiggins had 17 points, 12 rebounds and four steals, and Bowling Green beat San Jose State 85-79 on Wednesday night.
Bowling Green made 6 of 8 free throws in the final 28 seconds to seal it. Rodrick Caldwell was 3 of 4 and Turner capped the scoring with two makes in the closing seconds.
Turner, a freshman, scored 20-plus for the third time this season.
San Jose St. dumps Idaho St. 62-54 behind Hillsman’s 15
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jaycee Hillsman scored 15 points, Isaiah Nichols had a career-high 14 points and San Jose State kept Idaho State winless with a 62-54 victory over the Bengals on Wednesday night.
Hillsman broke a 9-9 tie with a pair of 3-pointer and a 3-point play off a layup and San Jose State (2-3) never trailed again. The Spartans led 22-15 at the break — Idaho State's lowest-scoring half of the season.
Better, Cohee lead Southern Utah to 81-69 win over SJSU
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Brandon Better had all 15 of his points in the first half and Jadon Cohee finished with 19 as Southern Utah started fast and held on for an 81-69 win over San Jose State on Thursday night.
Better outscored the Spartans early as he drilled four from beyond the arc and converted a 3-point play to give Southern Utah a 30-14 lead with 4:10 left in the first half.
Wright’s 22 PTs leads San Diego past San Jose St. 81-64
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Isaiah Wright scored 22 points on 9-for-13 shooting and distributed seven assists and Olin Carter III had 18 points and San Diego defeated San Jose State 81-64 in the Toreros season opener on Sunday.
Isaiah Nichols made a layup and Jaycee Hillsman added a pair of free throws to bring San Jose State to within 16-14, but the Toreros used a 15-1 run with 3-pointers from Carter, Hunter Summy and Cameron Neubauer and never looked back.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Koby McEwen made five 3-pointers without a miss in scoring 27 points and eighth-seeded Utah State beat No. 9 seed San Jose State 90-64 on Wednesday in the first round of the Mountain West Tournament.
Jalen Moore scored 19 points and Quinn Taylor and Sam Merrill 11 each with Merrill adding eight assists for the Aggies (14-16), who will take on top-seeded Nevada in Thursday's quarterfinals.
Wyoming 74, San Jose State 62
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San Jose State (14-15, 7-11): Brandon Clarke 20, Ryan Welage 19, Terrell Brown 2, Jalen James 2, Jaycee Hillsman 6, Brandon Mitchell 7, Isaiah Nichols 2, Isaac Thornton 2, Cody Schwartz 2.
Wyoming (18-13, 8-10): Alan Herndon 13, Hayden Dalton 11, Jeremy Lieberman 10, Jason McManamen 9, Justin James 15, Andrew Moemeka 4, Cody Kelley 10, Louis Adams 2.
Boise St. keeps pace in MWC to beat San Jose St. 85-78
BOSIE, Idaho (AP) — Paris Austin scored 18 points, Alex Hobbs added 16 points, Zach Haney grabbed 10 rebounds, and Boise State beat San Jose 85-78 on Saturday in its continued fight with Nevada and Colorado State atop the Mountain West Conference standings.
McEwen, Merrill lift Utah State past San Jose State 81-75
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Koby McEwen scored 23 points shooting 10 for 11 from the foul line and Sam Merrill finished with 22 on 9-for-12 shooting and Utah State held off San Jose State for an 81-75 win on Wednesday night.
McEwen buried a 3 to extend the Utah State's lead to 59-44 before San Jose State went on a 17-8 run to get within 67-61 on Isaac Thornton's 3 with 5:19 to go.
Fresno State erases deficit, routs San Jose State 77-59
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Deshon Taylor scored 22 points and Fresno State overcame a five-point halftime deficit to rout San Jose State 77-59 on Wednesday night.
The win is the 100th for coach Rodney Terry at Fresno State, fourth all-time at the school. He stands four wins from matching Jerry Tarkanian's 104 officially credited wins.
Brown’s jumper with 13.5 to go lifts San Jose St. past UNLV
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Terrell Brown scored the game-winner with 13.5 seconds left and San Jose State beat UNLV 76-74 on Saturday for its fourth straight win.
Brown had the ball at the top of the arc and drove the lane before making a jump shot just in front of the net. UNLV's Jovan Mooring, who finished with 18 points, missed a jumper from inside the paint to end it.
San Jose State beats New Mexico for 1st time in 13 tries
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Ryan Welage scored 20 points to lead four San José State players in double figures Saturday as the Spartans won 78-68 for their first victory over New Mexico in 13 tries.
"This is one of the, if not the biggest win in program history," San José State coach Dave Wojcik said.
The Spartans (11-10, 4-6 Mountain West) pulled ahead midway through the second half, using a 14-2 run to take control of the game.
San Jose State rallies from 13-point deficit, beats UNLV
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Clarke scored 23 points and matched a career-high with 15 rebounds, and San Jose State rallied from a 13-point deficit and then held off UNLV for a 76-72 victory on Saturday.
The game was tied 63-63 with about four minutes to go. Ryan Welage and Isaiah Nichols each hit 3-pointers, and Clarke made two layups and the Spartans led 73-68. Jovan Mooring made a 3 to pull UNLV to 73-71 with 21 seconds left.
Boise State earns wire-to-wire win over San Jose State
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — David Wacker scored 17 points on 5-of-5 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds, Chandler Hutchison finished with 15 points and eight rebounds, and Boise State topped San Jose State 75-65 in a wire-to-wire win on Saturday.
Wyoming holds off San Jose State 80-70
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Naughton had 15 points, Louis Adams added 14 and Wyoming held off San Jose State for an 80-70 win on Wednesday night.
Jason McManamen and Justin James added 10 points each for the Cowboys (13-6, 3-3 Mountain West). Brandon Clarke had 19 points and Ryan Welage scored 14 for the Spartans (9-8, 2-4).
Colorado State edges San Jose State 76-71
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Prentiss Nixon and J.D. Paige scored 18 points apiece as Colorado State held on to edge San Jose State 76-71 in a Mountain West matchup on Wednesday night.
Gian Clavell added 15 points for the Rams (10-6, 2-1) and Emmanuel Omogbo had 13 points and 11 rebounds for his seventh double-double this season.
San Jose State hangs on to beat Southern Utah 92-82
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jalen James scored 23 points and Ryan Welage had 22 points and nine boards as San Jose St. beat Southern Utah 92-82 on Wednesday night.
James was 6 of 10 from the field and Welage was 8 of 13 including five 3-pointers for the Spartans (7-4). Gary Williams Jr. added 17 points and five rebounds and Brandon Clarke had 15 points and four rebounds.
San Jose State edges Bowling Green 77-76
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Clarke scored 24 points, including a put-back bucket just ahead of the buzzer, to lift San Jose State to a 77-76 win over Bowling Green on Sunday.
San Jose State beats Life Pacific 109-70
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Clarke had 18 points and nine rebounds and San Jose State tied a program record with 30 assists in a 109-70 win over Life Pacific on Saturday.
Cody Schwartz added 17 points for the Spartans (5-4), who had their second 100-point game in a season for the first time since 1970-71.
Northwest 85, Dawson 80
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Northwest College: Jonathan Kidd 35, Carter Baxter 3, Luc Lombardy 6, Levi Londole 4, Devonte Morgan 7, Blake Hinze 11, Damon Leachg 4.
Dawson Community College: tBrandon Chevannes 11, Brent Finn 12, Gavin McPherson 9, Kade Osborn 1, Daniel Shedden 32, Kolton Wall 10, Aaron Frots 1, Bret Vester 4.
San Jose State beats Santa Clara 55-40
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Welage and Isaiah Nichols had 12 points each and San Jose State beat Santa Clara 55-40 to snap the Spartans' six-game losing streak to their Silicon Valley rival on Saturday night.
Welage leads San Jose State over Idaho 58-49
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Ryan Welage scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds and San Jose State held off a late run by Idaho to win 58-49 on Tuesday night.
San Jose State overtakes Washington State in 88-76 win
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Given the same set of circumstances a year ago, San Jose State coach Dave Wojcik figured his team would have let the game slip away.
Ryan Welage tallied 20 points, including three 3-pointers, and 11 boards and four Spartans scored in double figures to lift San Jose State over Washington State 88-76 on Sunday.
"This year we showed some maturity and finished it off," Wojcik said. "We did a good job all the way around. That's what you've got to do to beat a Pac-12 team."
Taylor’s scores career-high 24, Portland beats San Jose St.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Gabe Taylor hit four 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 24 points, Alec Wintering had 20 points and 11 assists, and Portland pulled away for a 79-66 win over San Jose State on Tuesday night.
Taylor tied a career best with nine rebounds and Jazz Johnson added 16 points for Portland (2-0).