Feb. 5, 2012
POSTGAME NOTES: Fresno State 60, Utah State 54
Fresno State improved to 11-14 on the season and 3-6 against conference opponents.
Fresno State improved to 8-1 when holding an opponent to less than 60 points.
Fresno State improved to 7-1 when leading at halftime.
Fresno State improved to 8-2 in home games.
Fresno State remained undefeated (9-0) when leading with five minutes to play.
Fresno State remained undefeated (3-0) when facing a team for a second time this season.
Fresno State has now committed fewer turnovers than its opponents in 21 of its 25 games this season.
Fresno State announced a season-best 7,590 attended the game, which topped the 7,041 fans who took in the 'Dogs 55-48 season-opening victory over Illinois State.
Sophomore guard Kevin Olekaibe scored a game-high 26 points for his tenth game this season with 20 or more points. He is now averaging 18.0 points per game through the first 25 contests of the season, just shy of the 18.3 ppg averaged by NMSU's Wendell McKines for the WAC lead.
Senior Steven Shepp swiped a season-high 4 steals and sophomore guard Tyler Johnson his season-high for steals in the first half with three of his own. As a team, the Bulldogs registered 12 steals, which tied the season-high set in the `Dogs season opener.
Fresno State held Utah State to 29.2% shooting in the 1st half (7-24) after allowing the Aggies to shoot 70 percent (14-for-20) in the first half in the previous meeting between the two schools.
Both the Fresno State and Utah State benches scored only four points each.
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