Nov. 4, 2013
By: Andrew Rich
By: Andrew Rich
FRESNO, Calif. -- Four players scored in double figures as the Fresno State men's basketball team cruised to a 91-67 win over Dominican in the final exhibition game of the preseason.
Allen Huddleston led the way, off the bench no less, with 21 points in just 26 minutes. The senior from Merced also chipped in six rebounds and three assists. Freshman Karachi Edo reached the 20-point plateau as well, scoring 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting. He threw down three dunks, including an alley-oop from fellow freshman Emmanuel Owootoah. Edo led the Bulldogs in rebounding with eight on the night.
For the second straight exhibition, Tyler Johnson and Marvelle Harris each reached double figures. After both scored a team-high 23 points against Cal State Stanislaus last Friday, the duo combined to score 33. Johnson, a senior from Mountain View, scored 17 points and added five rebounds. Harris dropped in 16 and also pulled down seven rebounds.
Harris sent Fresno State into the locker room at the half with all the momentum. He grabbed a rebound and dribbled to half court and launched a shot to beat the buzzer and found nothing but the bottom of the net to extend the Bulldogs' lead to 50-30.
Fresno State held the Penguins to 20% shooting from the 3-point line and also held a rebounding edge of 41-31.
Owootoah, a freshman point guard from Toronto, played 30 minutes and filled up his stat sheet well. He scored just seven points, but also threw in seven assists and six rebounds.
Dominican was led by Connor Haysbert's 16 points and Devin Golston's 15.
Now the Bulldogs head for the regular season opener on Friday night at UC Irvine. It will be a 7 p.m. tip from the Bren Events Center on campus. The Anteaters were selected as the preseason favorite in the Big West Conference.
"Catch the Wave" - 2013-14 Fresno State men's basketball season tickets are now on sale and can be ordered online at www.gobulldogs.com or over the phone at 559-278-DOGS (3647). The official home of the Fresno State Bulldogs is 940 AM ESPN Radio.
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