Williams breaks SJS record! Spartan men lose again

There were alot of good things that transpired for both the Spartan men and women in basketball last night. Crickett Williams set a new SJS scoring record, and "A-Law" made a return to the hardwood after injuring his left ankle Vs Nevada.

San Jose, Calif. -- Boise State overcame a sluggish first half, rallying from four points down to claim a 65-47 over San Jose State Saturday night at The Event Center.

After scoring just 23 points in the first half, the Broncos managed to outscore the Spartans 42-20 in the first half.

Four Bronco players scored in double figures to lead Boise State (13-15, 7-11 WAC) to the win.

Seniors Brandon Hawkins and Moises Alvarez, in their final home game, each scored 10 points for San Jose State.

Antonio Lawrence, who missed the last three games due to an ankle sprain scored eight points, and committed four turnovers.

Boise State converted on 53.3 percent of the their 3-point attempts, making 8-of-15 from beyond the arc. The Broncos held San Jose State (7-20, 4-14 WAC) to just 38.6 percent shooting.

"We've been hiding some scars, blemishes and warts. When we don't play well, we expose those scars, blemishes and warts," said San Jose State coach Phil Johnson.

The Spartans (7-20, 4-14 WAC) will open the WAC Tournament Tuesday night against UTEP in a battle of the conference's two lowest seeds.

Now it's on to the WAC tournament! SJSU plays next Tuesday, March 11th at 6:00 p.m. in the men's 1st round. San Jose State which is the 8th seed, takes on cellar dwellar and 9th seeded UTEP in Tulsa.

Spartan Women's Basketball Update:

Boise, Idaho -– The San Jose State women's basketball team defeated Boise State, 73-61, in the Boise State Pavilion in front of 1,006 fans Saturday afternoon.

San Jose State was led by Cricket Williams who scored 23 points and 11 assists. Teoma Taylor had 12 points and six rebounds. Jessica Kellogg added 11 points and seven rebounds.

San Jose State led at the half, 38-30. While the Broncos attempted a few runs in the second half, the Spartans defensive rebounds shut Boise State out.

Williams set a new single-season scoring record on a lay up that gave her the 541st point of her season. That lay up set the new San Jose State record! Williams surpassed Natalie St. Mary's mark of 540 set in the 1982-83 season. Williams has 1,273 career-points and is currently fifth all-time.

"It feels good to break a record," said Williams. "But I don't pay attention to to breaking these records. I look at our team record and where we are in the WAC."

San Jose State, 13-14 overall and 9-9 in league play, get's to take a shot at the dreaded dogs of Fresno State next wednesday in the WAC tournament.

Game 4 on wednesday features the #3 seed, Fresno St vs the #6 seed San Jose St 2:30 p.m. in Tulsa.


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