Post-Game Notes: Fresno State 69, Nevada 64 (OT)
Feb. 20, 2013
Fresno State played in its second straight overtime game after going 24 games without needing extra time to determine a game. The 69-64 win gave Bulldogs' coach Rodney Terry his first career overtime victory.
Junior guard Tyler Johnson led all scorers with 19 points, including go-ahead dunk to open the scoring in overtime and give Fresno State the lead for good.
Senior forward Kevin Foster scored 15 points, including going 5-of-7 at the free throw line, and grabbed seven rebounds. Foster's 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds to play tied the game at 58-58 and forced overtime.
Freshman forward Braeden Anderson, who missed the first 20 games of the season as a mid-year transfer and due to a NCAA ruling, made his third straight start and played in his fifth game since becoming eligible.
Freshman center Tanner Giddings made his fifth start of the season and first since Dec. 12.
Fresno State outrebounded Nevada 47-37, including a 17-13 edge on the offensive glass. The Bulldogs also owned advantages in steals (8-3), assists (12-11), turnovers committed (10-13), points off turnovers (10-1) and second chance points (19-10).
In rallying from a 10-point deficit in the second half, Fresno State overcame its largest deficit this season as the previous biggest comeback came back on Nov. 16 when the Bulldogs rallied from nine points down to Pacific to win 66-61.
Terry Coat Tracker: 12:06 (2nd half)