CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Adrian Oliver scored 14 of his 34 points in the final 6:25, carrying San Jose State to a 67-60 victory over Eastern Washington on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
The 6-foot-4 Oliver, the nation’s second-leading returning scorer from a year ago at 22.5 points per game, hit the 30-point mark for the 11th time in his career. His 3-pointer with 5:25 left in the game capped a 10-0 run for the Spartans, who held the Eagles without a field goal for a nearly six-minute span to open a 58-50 lead. Eastern Washington never got closer than five the rest of the way.
Wil Carter had nine points and 11 rebounds for San Jose State.
Tremayne Johnson scored 21 points and Jeffrey Forbes added 15 for the Eagles, who played without starting point guard Glen Dean as well as his backup, Cliff Colimon, both sidelined by foot injuries.
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