San Jose State vs. New Mexico State: Full Game Preview

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San Jose State vs. New Mexico State: Full Game Preview
San Jose State
(9-8, 4-5 away)
New Mexico State
(11-8, 8-1 home)
Venue: Pan American Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, January 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
San Jose State J Kinney 20.6 C Cunningham 8.9 D Brown 4.5
New Mexico State D Mullings 14.7 B Sy 6.9 T Watson 2.9

On Saturday, New Mexico State plays host to San Jose State at Pan American Center. The game gets underway at 9:00 EST and it can be seen on AggieVision. The Aggies are 7-2 against the Spartans over the last four years. The last time they met (2/25/2012) they won 79-68.

San Jose State and New Mexico State are packed together in the WAC, holding down 5th and 4th place, respectively.

In a 64-51 win over Utah State on January 17th, Bandja Sy put up 16 points and 7 rebounds for the Aggies. He is averaging 10.3 points per game and leads the team in rebounds with 6.9 per game. The Spartans were defeated by Denver 73-37 on January 17th despite 6 points from David Andoh. He is averaging 0.9 points and 0.9 rebounds per game.

San Jose State StatSmack

  • New Mexico State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on New Mexico State is 225 lbs compared to 212 lbs for San Jose State.
  • Las Cruces isn't as congested as San Jose (population is significantly lower).
  • You get an A for effort, but New Mexico State has emerged victorious against San Jose State the last 2 times they've played.
  • New Mexico State takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than San Jose State (3 vs 0).
  • New Mexico State is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on New Mexico State is 79.0 inches compared to 77.8 inches for San Jose State.
  • People just expect us to beat you. New Mexico State has been the favorite 13 out of the last 17 times.
  • New Mexico State has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (0.604 to 0.357).
  • Bandja Sy is ranked 6th in the WAC in rebounds.
  • New Mexico State is better under pressure, and has defeated San Jose State in 3 out of the last 4 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. New Mexico State has come back to win after being down at half against San Jose State 4 times since 2005.
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 32 9 4 4 1 0 2
C Alex Brown 26 6 5 0 0 2 1
D+ Louis Garrett 16 7 2 1 1 0 1
D L. Pennington 17 7 2 0 0 0 1
D Xavier Jones 17 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
F David Andoh 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Jaleel Williams 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Aalim Moor 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Nick Grieves 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
NMSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Daniel Mullings 33 15 5 3 2 0 3
C+ Tyrone Watson 33 11 5 3 1 0 3
C+ Bandja Sy 34 10 7 1 1 1 2
C+ Sim Bhullar 20 10 5 1 0 2 1
C- K. Ross-Miller 26 5 2 3 1 0 2
D+ T. Nephawe 21 7 5 0 0 1 3
D+ Renaldo Dixon 14 5 3 1 0 1 1
D+ Terrel de Rouen 14 4 2 1 0 0 1
D Emery Coleman 9 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Kevin Aronis 10 3 1 0 0 0 0
D Remi Barry 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
D B.J West 5 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Matej Buovac 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
D- Eric Weary 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
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