Jaleel Williams scored 14 points for the Spartans and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Chris Cunningham and Devante Wilson added 13 points each. The Spartans finished with 24 more rebounds (57-33) than Pacifica, 20 of those coming from the defensive glass. San Jose State (6-6) never trailed in the matchup, and led by 16 points at the half (42-26) after Pacifica went more than 6 minutes without scoring.
Jonathan Earl led the Gladiators with 26 points and had the best shooting percentage (36 percent, 8 of 22) of the Pacifica players. The Gladiators combined for 28.4 percent shooting (19 of 67) and its bench was lacking in depth with only one player—Horace Nguyen—subbing in for the starters.