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San Jose State notches second straight win

The Spartans had a chance to go 2-1 on this road trip when they closed it out Tuesday against the Vandals at Memorial Gym.

NCAA Basketball: San Jose State at St. Mary's John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

San Jose State (3-3) wanted to get a win over University of Idaho (3-3) in order to extend their winning streak to two games.

The Spartans trailed the Vandals 12-8 at 15:42 of the first half.

Brandon Mitchell then hit a jump hook to cut the deficit to two. San Jose State had a chance to tie the game with a pair of free throws coming out of the timeout. The Spartans took advantage of the opportunity.
With 5:59 left in the first, Ryan Welage had nine points and the Spartans took a 26-20 lead. Jalen James hit a notable three-pointer in the final minute to give San Jose State a 30-26 lead into halftime.

Welage continued to score in the second half. The Spartans held onto a slim, two-point lead at 11:48. A little over seven minutes later, San Jose State led by five.

Brandon Clarke was relentless around the rim with five big blocks.

The Spartans defeated the Vandals 58-49 for their second straight win.

The Spartans return home Saturday to host the Santa Clara Broncos. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 pm PST on the Mountain West Network. You can also listen to the game on KLIV 1590 AM.