SJS Basketball wins 1st game of season 70-62.

South Dakota State was not much to get motivated for, and the Jackrabbits did not add any fuel to the fire while shooting a paltry 24 percent in the second half. San Jose State shot 48% and looked decent at best, as they brought home a rare road game win. San Jose State begins the season with a 70-62 non conference win over South Dakota State.

BROOKINGS, S.D. -Tim Pierce scored 23 points to lead San Jose State to a season-opening 70-62 non conference win over South Dakota State.

Chris Oakes added 12 points and 13 rebounds and Justin Graham pumped in 11 points. Pierce was 6-for-11 via the arch as well.

The Spartans led 31-26 at halftime, and if this team had indeed improved over last season, a bigger half time lead one would have pondered.

South Dakota State was not much to get motivated for, and the Jackrabbits did not add any fuel to the fire while shooting a paltry 24 percent in the second half.

The Spartans were up by 12 midway thru 2nd half, and then SDSU scores three 3-pointers while SJSU goes cold (on defense as well) to cut lead to 3.

And then a hoop to cut it to a single digit lead.

There was no need to worry, as SJSU always seemed to have an answer, but turnovers, missed free-throws, made this game a little closer than it needed to be.

San Jose State shot 48% and looked decent at best, as they brought home a rare road game win.

The rabbits relied on three-point shooting, as they could not match the Spartans size and rebounding prowness.

C.J. Webster went down with an ankle injury in the second half, and did not come back to the game.

His status is unknown at this time.


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