Spartans Open MW Tournament Against Colorado State Wednesday

LAS VEGAS - The No. 10 seed San José State men's basketball team (9-22, 2-16 Mountain West) will battle the No. 7 seed Colorado State (22-9, 10-8 Mountain West) in the first round of the 2024 Mountain West Men's Basketball Championship on Wednesday afternoon. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. inside the Thomas & Mack Center on the Mountain West Network and KTRB 860 AM. Click here to purchase tickets.


  • The Spartans fell 90-70 to No. 22 Utah State in the regular season finale on Wednesday, March 6.
  • Alvaro Cardenas recorded his fourth double-double of the season as he registered 18 points and 10 assists.
  • Myron (MJ) Amey Jr. scored a team-high 20 points on an efficient 7-for-14 from the field and 3-for-5 from 3-point range. 
  • Trey Anderson and Tibet Görener each added 11 points.
  • Görener tied his career high of two blocks.
  • The Spartans outscored the Aggies in the paint, 38-28.


  • The Spartans lost 66-47 in their only meeting against the Rams this season, on Feb. 9 in Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Cardenas led the Spartans with 14 points, five assists and two steals.
  • Amey Jr. produced 13 points.
  • Adrame Diongue recorded a game-high two blocks.
  • T. Anderson collected a team-high seven rebounds.
  • The Spartans equaled the Rams in scoring in the second half, 28-28.


  • Amey Jr. was named an all-conference honorable mention in both the Mountain West Coaches Poll and the Mountain West Media Poll.
  • Amey Jr. ranks in the top 10 in the conference in league play in points per game (16.5), 3-point percentage (39.7 percent), 3-pointers made (2.56) and steals (49).
  • Diongue is fourth in the conference in blocks per game at 1.46.
  • Cardenas is 29th and 33rd in Division I in assists per game (5.5) and assist/turnover ratio (2.70). In the conference, he is fifth and fourth in the two categories.
  • Over the final six games of the season, Latrell Davis took on a bigger scoring role by averaging 12.8 points per game and earning double figures in three of the six contests.
  • The Spartans are 5-0 when shooting over 50 percent this season. The five opponents against whom they have shot over 50 percent are Bethesda, Norfolk State, New Orleans, Santa Clara and Air Force.
  • The Spartans are second in the Mountain West Conference in 3-pointers made per game at 8.45, behind only Air Force.


  • Görener is the Spartans’ all-time leader in made 3-pointers with 170.
  • Cardenas and T. Anderson also rank inside the top 10 in program history for most 3-pointers. Cardenas is sixth and T. Anderson is seventh.
  • Cardenas ranks sixth all-time for most career assists at SJSU with 366. Omari Moore (2020-23) is fifth with 429. 
  • T. Anderson ranks fourth in school history in 3-point percentage (among players who have played in at least 50 games and averaged one or more 3-point attempts per game). His career mark from beyond the arc is 39.8 percent, connecting on 125 of 314 attempts.


  • The Spartans earned their first-ever win at the Mountain West Tournament in 2023 when they defeated Nevada in overtime in the quarterfinals, 81-77.
  • Omari Moore led the Spartans with 26 points while Cardenas contributed 14 points.
  • The Spartans lost in the semifinals to the eventual NCAA Tournament runners-up, San Diego State.


  • The Colorado State Rams are coming off an 82-73 win over Air Force on Saturday afternoon.
  • The Rams received votes in the most recent AP Poll.
  • The Spartans are 2-24 all-time against the Rams but have won two of the previous three meetings.

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