Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Hawaii/San Jose State
Sitting here watching Hawaii/San Jose.
Hawaii just took a 23-22 lead with a Zane Johnson triple. Unlike the Aggies when they played SJSU, Hawaii is taking advantage of its size advantage over the Spartans zone.
Hawaii is shooting 17-of-28 and scored 22 points in the paint for a 42-37 halftime lead over San Jose State. There have been 26 fouls called so far. Johnson has three, as does Hawaii guard Trevor Wiseman. Hawaii big man Matt Ballard and backup Joe Henson each have three for the Spartans, who are 36.7 percent from the foul line. Hawaii could have a larger advantage if not for a 6 of 14 effort at the foul line.
Hawaii up one with under seven minutes left. San Jose is dangerous if they stick around with Adrian Oliver on the floor. That proved to be the case, as Oliver hit a jumper from the top of the key with four seconds late. Hawaii thought they had a tip in at the horn, but it was no good and San Jose won its first WAC Tournament win since beating Louisiana Tech in the play-in game in 2008
San Jose moves on to play No. 4 Idaho tomorrow at 1 p.m. on ESPNU.