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San Jose State Opens Hoop Season With Resounding Win

NCAA Basketball: San Diego State at San Jose State
San Jose State forward ruled the inside in easy win in opener.
Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

San Jose State Dominates Pacific Union College in Exhibition Opener

The Spartans are expected to be a team that will have the principal players that are sophomores. In other words, an inexperienced team. No one can argue that but it appears that two true freshmen came to show they could hold their own in the Spartans 101-64 win. No, this wasn’t Duke or Oregon that SJS played but it’s still good that the boys in blue were never pressed in a game that doesn’t really matter. Exhibitions are games where everyone plays and you hope all the peach-fuzz frosh can make a statement; and they did.

6-2 freshman guard Terrell Brown saw plenty of action as he scored 13 points in 5-11 shooting and 2-2 from the line. Guards, you gotta make the free throws. Another freshman, Isaiah Nichols, did just as well. The 6’5” guard from Oxnard had 12 points on 4-7 shooting and 2-2 from the line. He played 22 minutes and that makes it obvious that coach wants to see what he has in the backcourt in new players. A couple of keepers, I’d say. Everyone played and everyone scored. Good move, get rid of the nerves.

Next up for the Spartans will be Cal State East Bay on Sunday November 6. The opposition might be known as Hayward State to those who don’t follow pre-season games much. Understandable. They changed the name a few years back. I’m thinking this might be a bit more of a challenge.