the Spartans (6-12, 3-6 Western Athletic) won back-to-back conference games for the first time in more than three years
The first half was all Rice, however, and at one point took a 45-36 lead.
SJSU then reached back far inside (to a place we have not seen consistently all season) and commanded the second half.
Center Mike Misko fouled out, and the Spartans were destined to go with a smaller line-up.
But it paid off!
Marquin Chandler put on a clinic, and his 33 points and 12 rebounds were just too much for the Rice Owls to contain.
It also was his eighth double-double to boot!
Matt Misko's 12 points all helped the chargin' spartans thunder to a win.
San Jose State is now 6-12 overall, and 3-6 in WAC conference play.
Could this be the beginning of a "hot" run for the Spartans?
Stay tuned, as Spartan Thunder may strike yet again!