Spartans Take Down UC Irvine in Season Opener


SAN JOSE, Calif. - Trey Anderson scored 19 points to lead the San José State men's basketball team (1-0, 0-0 MW) in a 72-64 win over the UC Irvine Anteaters (0-1, 0-0 Big West) in the Spartans' season opener on Tuesday night at the Provident Credit Union Center. 

  • Anderson was one of four Spartans to score in double figures as Tibet Görener, MJ Amey Jr. and Alvaro Cardenas produced 17, 12 and 11 points respectively.
  • Cardenas led the Spartans with seven assists.
  • The Spartans were efficient from the field, shooting 46 percent overall and 33 percent from three-point range.
  • Anderson's efficiency was particularly of note as he connected on seven of nine attempts from the field and two of three shots from beyond the arc.
  • Görener led the Spartans with three 3-pointers, going 3-for-4 from deep. 
  • Tied at 24 apiece at the half, the Spartans went on an 8-0 run a couple minutes into the second half and never relinquished the lead.
  • For the Spartans, it was their eighth-opening night win in a row, going back to 2016.
  • For the Spartans' head coach, Tim Miles, it was his 14th consecutive win over a Division-1 opponent on opening night, having not lost since 2009. It was also his 800th career game as a head coach.

UP NEXT: The Spartans will battle Bethesda on Thursday, November 9 at 8 p.m. Watch the contest on NBC Sports Bay Area.

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