Louisiana Tech vs. San Jose State: Full Game Preview

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Louisiana Tech vs. San Jose State: Full Game Preview
Louisiana Tech
(16-3, 7-3 away)
San Jose State
(9-9, 5-3 home)
Venue: Event Center Arena
10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT, January 24, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Louisiana Tech R Appleby 14.4 M Kyser 6.3 K Smith 5.1
San Jose State J Kinney 20.6 C Cunningham 8.5 D Brown 4.4

Louisiana Tech travels to Event Center Arena on Thursday to take on San Jose State. The game gets underway at 10:00 EST. The Bulldogs are 4-4 against the Spartans over the last four years. The last time they met (2/23/2012) they won 75-49.

Louisiana Tech is in 1st place in the conference, San Jose State is in 5th place.

In their last match-up, Jaron Johnson finished with 15 points and 8 rebounds in the Bulldogs 78-71 victory over Seattle on January 19th. He is averaging 4.2 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. The Spartans were defeated by New Mexico State 70-53 on January 19th despite 16 points and 5 steals from LaVanne Pennington. He is averaging 7.2 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.

In terms of team stats, Louisiana Tech has an advantage in a single key area, scoring, where the Bulldogs have an edge over the Spartans, 73 points per game to 66 points per game.

San Jose State StatSmack

  • Even computers respect Louisiana Tech more. We have a better RPI this season than San Jose State (RPI: #90 vs #158).
  • Louisiana Tech has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (0.562 to 0.357).
  • Raheem Appleby is ranked 47th nationally in points.
  • Louisiana Tech players are more experienced than San Jose State players (10,668 minutes played vs 6,312 minutes played).
  • At least you keep showing up. Louisiana Tech has an average margin of victory of 13 over San Jose State in 15 wins since 2001.
  • The Louisiana Tech assist leader (Kenneth Smith) has more assists than the San Jose State assist leader (D.J. Brown).
  • The Louisiana Tech steals leader (Kenneth Smith) has more steals than the San Jose State steals leader (James Kinney).
  • It's only wins and losses, but Louisiana Tech has a better overall record than San Jose State this season (11-3 vs 7-5).
  • Cordarius Johnson is ranked 4th in the WAC in three-pointers.
  • Kenneth Smith is ranked 36th nationally in assists and 10th nationally in steals.
LaTech Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Raheem Appleby 27 14 3 1 1 0 2
C+ Kenneth Smith 29 8 4 5 2 0 3
C+ Michale Kyser 21 5 6 1 0 3 1
C C. Johnson 22 10 3 1 1 0 1
C Brandon Gibson 21 7 4 1 1 0 1
C Alex Hamilton 16 7 2 2 1 0 2
C Kenyon McNeail 17 9 1 1 1 0 1
C- Gilbert Talbot 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
C- Jaron Johnson 15 4 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Isaiah Massey 10 3 3 0 0 0 0
D+ Chris Anderson 13 4 3 0 1 0 1
D+ Stojan Gjuroski 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ J.L. Lewis 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
D J.D. Wilkerson 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
D- Demario Johnson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
SJSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B James Kinney 34 21 6 3 2 0 3
C C. Cunningham 30 11 9 2 1 0 3
C D.J. Brown 33 9 4 4 1 0 2
C- Alex Brown 25 6 5 0 0 2 1
D+ Louis Garrett 16 7 2 1 1 0 1
D+ L. Pennington 17 7 2 0 1 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 16 3 3 0 0 0 1
D- Aalim Moor 6 1 0 1 0 0 0
D- Mike VanKirk 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Jaleel Williams 7 1 2 0 0 0 0
F David Andoh 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Nick Grieves 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
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