Spartan hoops ends season with 13-19 record.

Nessman in our viewpoint HAS to get this team to the .500 level, and anything less should not be tolerated by the fans, nor the SJSU Athletics administration (barring major injuries of course in 2009). SJSU has a good transfer coming in from the University of Washington, and will pair up very nicely with Justin Graham. Next year this team needs to improve and "git er done".

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - "Jaycee's winning" is what Utah State students chanted, noting their star player had scored more at that stage than the entire San Jose roster!

And it could be heard throughout the Pan American Center on Thursday at the WAC tournament, and likely all the way back to San Jose.

In USU's 85-65 defeat of San Jose State in the quarterfinal round of the WAC men's basketball tournament, Carroll had outscored the entire San Jose State team 13-11, and the students were also chanting, "You can't guard him!"

Carroll finished with a game-high 24 points, and Tyler Newbold, hit 5 of 6 three-point attempts and totaled 19 points for USU.

The Aggies built a 12-point halftime lead and stretched it to 18 in the second half. San Jose State did make a comeback attempt, getting to within nine points with 8:52 remaining in the game, but the Aggies responded and increased the lead to 24 points with just 5:33 remaining to seal the Spartans season with an "L".

"We're happy to still be playing," said USU coach Stew Morrill. "We've had a tough time with San Jose State this season; they beat us in San Jose and gave us a tough time in Logan."

"Utah State played fabulously. They got off to a great start and that put us in a hole. They're very difficult to chase from behind. I think they made six of their first seven shots. A number of them were deep shots. That's not surprising, because they are an outstanding shooting team," said San Jose State coach George Nessman.

The Spartans made 49.1 percent of their field goal attempts, but 10 of San Jose State's 15 turnovers occurred within the first 20 minutes which was crucial in a game of this magnitude early.

The question we all now ponder is: What happens next season for Spartan Hoops?

Nessman in our viewpoint HAS to get this team to the .500 level, and anything less should not be tolerated by the fans, nor the SJSU Athletics administration (barring major injuries of course in 2009).

SJSU has a good transfer coming in from the University of Washington, and will pair up very nicely with Justin Graham.

Next year this team needs to improve and "git er done!".


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