Idaho vs. San Jose State: Full Game Preview

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Idaho vs. San Jose State: Full Game Preview
Idaho
(5-6, 2-4 away)
San Jose State
(7-5, 3-2 home)
Venue: Event Center Arena
10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT, January 03, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Idaho K Barone 16.4 K Barone 8.1 M McChristian 2.9
San Jose State J Kinney 21.5 C Cunningham 9.4 D Brown 4.3

Both teams are jockeying for early position in the WAC. The Spartans come in at 7-5 overall as well as 2-0 in the WAC. Meanwhile, the Vandals have a record of 5-6 and are 1-0 in the conference. Last year, the Spartans had a record of 0-2 against the Vandals, with an seven-point average margin of defeat. Over the past four seasons, San Jose State has a record of 4-5 against Idaho, including 1-2 at home.

Idaho StatSmack

  • San Jose State is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on San Jose State is 77.8 inches compared to 76.5 inches for Idaho.
  • James Kinney is ranked 38th nationally in points, 2nd in the WAC in three-pointers, and 50th nationally in steals.
  • San Jose State can actually jump, with more rebounds (41.5 per game vs 36.5 per game) than Idaho this season.
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 San Jose State has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Idaho (1 vs 0).
  • The San Jose State rebounding leader (Chris Cunningham) has more rebounds than the Idaho rebounding leader (Kyle Barone).
  • Chris Cunningham is ranked 46th nationally in rebounds.
  • The San Jose State steals leader (James Kinney) has more steals than the Idaho steals leader (Denzel Douglas).
  • Alex Brown is ranked 29th nationally in blocks.
  • D.J. Brown is ranked 2nd in the WAC in assists.
  • The San Jose State assist leader (D.J. Brown) has more assists than the Idaho assist leader (Mike McChristian).
  • It's only wins and losses, but San Jose State has a better overall record than Idaho this season (7-5 vs 5-6).
IDAHO Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Kyle Barone 32 16 8 2 1 1 2
C+ Stephen Madison 29 15 5 2 0 0 2
C- Connor Hill 29 10 2 2 0 0 1
D+ M. McChristian 24 6 4 3 1 0 1
D+ R. Harris Jr. 18 7 2 2 1 0 2
D Mansa Habeeb 20 5 3 2 0 0 2
D Denzel Douglas 15 3 2 2 1 0 1
D Marcus Bell 13 3 4 0 0 0 1
D Wendell Faines 14 3 3 0 0 1 1
D- Joe Kammerer 11 3 2 0 0 0 0
F Matt Borton 10 2 1 1 0 0 0
F Max Salesky 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Westin Hill 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
SJSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B James Kinney 34 22 5 2 2 0 3
C C. Cunningham 31 11 9 2 1 0 3
C D.J. Brown 32 10 4 4 1 0 3
C Alex Brown 25 6 5 0 0 3 1
D+ Louis Garrett 16 6 2 1 0 0 1
D Chris Jones 14 3 2 1 1 0 0
D L. Pennington 14 7 2 0 0 0 1
D Xavier Jones 16 4 2 1 1 0 1
D Stephon Smith 15 3 3 1 0 0 1
D Mike VanKirk 6 2 2 0 1 0 0
D- Jaleel Williams 5 1 2 0 0 0 0
F David Andoh 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Aalim Moor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Nick Grieves 3 4 0 0 0 0 0
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