Taylor Thompson led the Fresno State women's basketball team to a pair of big victories last week when she averaged 17.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 4.5 steals and shot 40.6 percent from the field. Thompson, who already became a 1,000-point scorer and the school's all-time steals leader this season, provided her biggest moment of the year on Saturday when she hit a seven-foot floater in the lane over Utah State's 6-4 forward Tijana Djukic as time expired to give the Bulldogs the 72-70 victory. Her shot completed a major comeback for the 'Dogs, who trailed by 10 with 4:47 left in the game. She scored four points, had three steals and two assists in that final 4:47 to help Fresno State complete the comeback victory over Utah State. Thompson finished the game with 16 points while matching her season-highs in assists (eight) and steals (five) playing in 38 minutes. That was the 17th game of Thompson's career where she has recorded five or more steals in a game. In the first game of the week, Thompson scored 18 points and had 11 rebounds in the win over Wyoming to give her the second double-double of the season and fourth of her career. Her 11 rebounds against the Cowgirls matched her career-high.
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