Every Mustang was held to single-digit points in Cal Poly Men’s Basketball’s 65-43 loss to San Jose State on Tuesday, Dec. 20 inside the Provident Credit Union Event Center.
The Mustangs (5-6) are now below .500 on the season and their losing skid sits at three games with the road loss to the Spartans (9-4).
The game was tight through the majority of the first half, as the score sat at 18-18 with six minutes remaining.
However, San Jose State then exploded for a 16-4 run to close out the half with a 12-point lead at 34-22.
Despite the large margin going into the locker room, the Mustangs have come back from a halftime deficit this season.
On Nov. 28, Cal Poly trailed 32-23 against Pacific and they won 62-58 powered by a big second half and the help of a 23-point performance from junior guard Brantly Stevenson.
In Tuesday’s contest, Stevenson was held scoreless in 19 minutes on the court.
To open up the second half, the Mustangs put up a few buckets, but the Spartans then scored 12 straight to take an insurmountable 48-26 lead.
The advantage was held around 20 points for the rest of the game and San Jose State walked away with a 65-43 win.
Senior guard Trevon Taylor led the team with nine points and redshirt sophomore Aidan Prukop had seven points. Prukop and Franklin hit both of the team’s three-pointers, as the Mustangs shot 2-of-23 from beyond the arc.
Cal Poly will look to bounce back against non-Division I opponent San Diego Christian inside Mott Athletics Center on Thursday, Dec. 22.
The Mustangs are 46-1 all-time versus non-Division I opponents.