Spartans Fall in Low Scoring Affair

Special to Inside Sparta
Posted Dec 11, 2011

In a low scoring contest, San Jose State fell to Cal Poly for the second time this season, 47-40. A recent cold snap in shooting continued to plague the Spartans.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Matt Titchenal scored a career-high 16 points to help Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo beat San Jose State 47-40 on Saturday night.

Will Taylor added 10 rebounds and eight points for the Mustangs (6-3), who have won four of their last five games. It was second time this season they beat the Spartans (3-7). Cal Poly won the season-opener 79-52 at home.

Keith Shamburger scored 19 points and matched his career-high with seven rebounds as San Jose State lost its third straight.

Shamburger, who made all 10 of his foul shots, brought the Spartans within 39-37 with 4:31 remaining. San Jose State was 3 of 23 from the field in the second half and missed its final 14 attempts.

The Mustangs led at halftime 27-19.

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