San Diego St. falls at Wyoming 58-45 Print
Written by Admin   
Saturday, 19 January 2013 18:57
NCAAB Headline News


 LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - San Diego State coach Steve Fisher sensed before the No. 15 Aztecs played Wyoming that something was missing.
``I didn't feel an excitement and an energy in the locker room that you have to have,'' Fisher said. ``It didn't appear that we had an edge about us that was conveyed just by a look and a feel and a squirming in your seat.''
By the end of the game, his pregame senses were confirmed as SDSU fell 58-45 to Wyoming on Saturday night.
SDSU (14-4, 2-2) lost its second game in a row, the first time this season the Aztecs have lost back-to-back games. The Aztecs fell to UNLV on Wednesday.
Jamaal Franklin led SDSU with 13 points - 5 points below his season average.
The Aztecs, who entered the game averaging 72 points, struggled from the field Saturday night. They hit just 29 percent (17-of-59), making just 2-of-18 3-point attempts. The 45 total points was the lowest of the season, second only to the 49 SDSU scored in its first game of the season - a loss to Syracuse on an outdoor court.
Fisher, who declined to make any of his players available to the media after the game, pointed to a need for better practices.
``Our practices have not been as engaging and tough as they have to be,'' he said. ``I told them that before we left on this trip.''
Leonard Washington had 14 points and 14 rebounds, and Larry Nance Jr. added 11 points and 12 rebounds to lead Wyoming.
The Cowboys (15-2, 2-2 Mountain West) have defeated nine of the last 14 Top 25 teams to visit Arena-Auditorium. They are 5-1 at home against ranked teams under Shyatt.
Derrious Gilmore had 13 points, and Josh Adams 12 for Wyoming, which snapped a five-game losing streak to the Aztecs.
SDSU scored just 9 points in the first half on four field goals and a free throw. It was its lowest point total for a half this season.
However, Wyoming wasn't much better in the first half, keeping San Diego State in the game with its own shooting woes - making just 8-of-25 shots - for a 20-9 halftime lead.
``We just tried to hold them to some tough shots,'' Washington, who now has eight double-doubles on the season, said. ``A couple more shots dropped for us than they did for San Diego State tonight.''
Both Washington and Nance scored just 2 points each in the first half.
At halftime, Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt talked to his team about getting the ball inside to Washington and Nance more often. Washington responded with 12 second-half points, and Nance 9.
Both teams improved their shooting in the second half, but SDSU was never able to mount a serious challenge, getting no closer than 42-35 with 3:57 left in the game.
Wyoming ended the game shooting 43 percent from the floor (18-42) and made 4-of-16 3-pointers.
SDSU played without starting guard Xavier Thames, who sat out the game because of a recurring back injury.
Winston Shepard, a highly recruited 6-8 freshman from Houston, made his second start in replacing Thames and finished with 10 points.
 

NCAABB Team Pages

Top NCAABB Public Bets

#1 594 Ohio State 94%
#2 530 Massachusetts 81%
#3 562 Central Conn 81%
#4 554 So Illinois 80%
#5 556 Kent 80%
#6 537 Wofford 80%
#7 560 Missouri KC 79%
#8 516 Washington 78%
#9 544 Penn State 77%
#10 580 Vanderbilt 76%
View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

NCAABB Futures

NCAA BASKETBALL TEAM MENS TOURNAMENT ODDS CURRENT
KENTUCKY 4/1
ARIZONA 8/1
DUKE 10/1
WISCONSIN 12/1
KANSAS 14/1
FLORIDA 14/1
NORTH CAROLINA 16/1
VILLANOVA 25/1
LOUISVILLE 28/1
WICHITA STATE 28/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com