The hapless San Jose State Spartans lost their sixth consecutive WAC game in Seattle 56 – 48. The Spartans (9 – 12, 3 – 7 WAC) again played without leading scorer James Kinney, who has been suspended indefinitely. With him out of the lineup, San Jose State struggled mightily to put points on the board. Seattle (7 – 13, 2 – 8 WAC) has struggled themselves, but they were able to muster enough offense tonight to defeat the shell-shocked Spartans.
The Spartans were led by Chris Cunningham’s 12 points and indefatigable work on the boards, which netted him 11 rebounds for a double-double. DJ Brown was the only other Spartan in double figures with 10 points, while Louis Garrett scored eight points off the bench. Stephon Smith grabbed six rebounds, while Brown grabbed five boards.
The Spartans shot 30.6 percent (15-of-49) from the field, 11.1 percent (1-of-9) behind the 3-point line, and 70.8 percent (17-of-24) from the free throw line. San Jose State was out-rebounded 36 – 32.
Prince Obasi led the Redhawks with 19 points, followed by reserves Louis Green and Jarell Flora with 13 and 11 points, respectively. Clarence Trent and Green had seven rebounds each, followed up by Obasi with five boards. Obasi also led the Redhawks with four assists.
Seattle shot 38.6 percent (22-of-57) from the field, 6.7 percent (1-of-15) behind the 3-point arc, and 61.1 percent (11-of-18) from the charity stripe.
The Spartans travel to Moscow, ID to face the Idaho Vandals. Tip off is 7 pm Pacific time.