Rams Win In Continuing Quest For The Third Seed
CSU staged a second half comeback over the Spartans
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Seneca Knight’s 37 points not enough for San Jose State
The Colorado State Rams staged a second half comeback to keep their hopes of a third seed in the Mountain West Tournament alive. San Jose State drops another close game, but are showing signs on continued growth. The Spartans have the chance to potentially play spoiler in the tournament.
The Rams had an ok first half, but too many fouls let the Spartans take the halftime lead. The Rams had nine personal fouls in the first half, with three players collecting two fouls a piece. Adam Thistlewood had 14 of his team leading 16 points in the first half.
The second half was a different story as the Rams outscored the Spartans by 10 points. Thistlewood was joined by three teammates in double figures at the end of the game. Nico Carvacho and David Roddy each had 10 points. Carvacho also had 12 rebounds for a double-double. While Dischon Thomas finished with 13 points in a nice performance off the bench for the freshman.
The San Jose State Spartans had the Rams on the rocks for a minute in the first half. Seneca Knight had 26 of his 37 points in the first half. The Spartans were a thorn in the side of the Rams, forcing 12 turnovers in the first half. And their free throw shooting had them heading into the half with a three point lead.
San Jose State just couldn’t hold on in the second half. Knight got no help, as only Zach Chappell joined him in double figures, finishing with 12 points. No other Spartan finished with more than two made baskets. If the Spartans want to take that next step as a team, they’ll need to have other players step up.
The Rams now head on the road and face the San Diego State Aztecs. Meanwhile, the Spartans will stay on the road as they head to Utah to face the Aggies.