Tuesday, November 7
San José State vs. UC Irvine
Provident Credit Union Event Center
Tuesday night’s game will be streamed live on the Mountain West Network. Chris Sylvester handles the play-by-play duties. Fans can access the stream on the Spartan website at www.sjsuspartans.com/watch .
The Spartans will be broadcast over the air on KTRB, 860 AM and streamed on their website at https://860amtheanswer.com/ with Chris Sylvester on the call.
Single-game tickets are available at www.OneSpartanNation.com
Coming off one of the most successful seasons in school history, the San José State men’s basketball team begins the 2023-24 season at home this Tuesday with a non-conference game against UC Irvine. The two teams faced each other numerous times in the 1980s and 90s when the schools were members of the Big West Conference.
San José State is coming off a 20-win season in 2022-23 when the team finished 21-14 and played in the quarterfinals of the CBI. Head coach Tim Miles begins his third season at the helm of the program after being named the 2022-23 Mountain West Steve Fisher Coach of the Year. The Spartans return two starters from that team - Alvaro Cardenas and Trey Anderson. Nine newcomers join the program this year, led by Washington State transfer Adrame Diongue and junior college transfer William Humer.
ABOUT UC IRVINE: The Anteaters finished the 2022-23 season with a 23-12 overall record and 15-5 record in Big West play. The co-regular season 2022-23 Big West champion, UCI is picked fourth in this year’s Big West Preseason Poll. The Anteaters fell to Cal State Fullerton 83-80 in the BW Tournament semifinals and lost at Oregon, 84-58 in the first round of the NIT. Head coach Russell Turner enters his 14th year at the school with a 265-170 record.
UC Irvine’s Returning Leaders
- Points/Game 251, 9.3 pg Bent Leuchten
- Reb./Game 206, 6.2 pg Devin Tillis
- 3pt Made 39 Justin Hohn
- Assists 176 Pierre Crockrell II
- Blocks 28 Dean Keeler
- Steals 35 Pierre Crockrell II
- Field Goal % .571 (93-163) Bent Leuchten
- 3PT % .412 (28-68) Devin Tillis
- Free Throw % .712 (52-73) Bent Leuchten
Series Record - 20-26
The two schools first faced each other on February 6, 1970, as the Anteaters were not good hosts to the Spartans, winning 91-80.
Last SJSU Win - W, 51-50, Nov.. 14, 2011, San Jose
Last Meeting - W, 51-50, Nov.. 14, 2011, San Jose
Last 10 Series Meetings
- 2/16/1995 L 79-49 Irvine
- 1/4/1996 L 78-70 Irvine
- 2/29/1996 W 81-70 San Jose
- 3/9/1996 W 71-67 Reno
- 12/17/2004 L 76-55 San Jose
- 12/3/2005 L 68-58 Irvine
- 12/18/2009 W 69-56 Irvine
- 12/28/2009 W 78-68 San Jose
- 12/4/2010 W 85-70 San Jose
- 11/14/2011 W 51-50 San Jose
HEAD COACH TIM MILES: San José State head coach Tim Miles begins this third season at the school and in his 27th season overall as a head coach. He was named the head coach on April 6, 2021, and made an immediate impact on the Spartan fans as he won his 400th career game in the opener of the 2021-22 season. The Spartans got a 78-76 win over Cal State Fullerton on November 11, 2021. Miles has a 428-371 coaching record including 29-37 at San José State. He is 48th in the NCAA among active coaches in career wins at 428.
800 IS THE NUMBER FOR MILES: Tuesday’s season-opener will mark the 800th career game for Tim Miles as a head coach in his 27 years at the helm of a program. San José State is the sixth school where he has been the head coach.
- Mayville State - 2 seasons - 1995-96 & 1996-97
- SW Minnesota State - 3 seasons - 1997-98 through 1999-2000
- North Dakota State - 7 seasons - 2000-01 through 2006-07
- Colorado State - 5 seasons - 2007-08 through 2011-12
- Nebraska - 7 seasons - 2012-13 through 2018-19
- San Jose State - 3rd season - 2021-22 to present
20 WINS TAKES THE SPARTANS TO NEW HEIGHTS: The Spartans recorded 20 wins last season for the first time since 1980-81 season when the team had a 22-9 record. The program has only won 18 or more games nine times since 1937-38.
Seasons With 18+ Wins Since 1937-38
- 1937-38 19-4
- 1940-41 19-8
- 1946-47 19-9
- 1947-48 23-9
- 1948-49 22-13
- 1949-50 21-7
- 1950-51 18-12
- 1980-81 22-9
- 2022-23 21-14
UP NEXT: The Spartans continue at home this Thursday, November 9. The team hosts Bethesda in a doubleheader with the women’s team who will host Bellarmine. The women’s game starts at 5 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 8 p.m. Both games can be seen on NBC Sports Bay Area and the Mountain West Network. Dave Benz and Marc Spears have the call for the men’s game. Tickets can be purchased at www.OneSpartanNation.com.