Nov. 9, 2008
FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State men's basketball completed a sweep of their exhibition games with an 80-66 victory over the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors on Sunday afternoon at the Save Mart Center.
Seay netted a team-high 22 points and 11 rebounds while George added 15 points and 10 rebounds. The rest of the starting lineup also reached double digit point totals as sophomore Nedeljko Golubovic hit 14 points, senior Dwight O'Neil delivered 11 points and freshman Mychal Ladd contributed 10 more points.
"Sylvester is a very skilled player," head coach Steve Cleveland said of the junior transfer from Arizona State. "He played well tonight in the post and we will look for him throughout the season."
"Our guards did a good job of getting us in the post the ball," Seay said.
The Bulldogs started the scoring with a Seay jump shot for a quick 2-0 advantage and led for 38 of the 40 minute game, with a steady dose of getting the ball into the post and working the boards.
After briefly trailing 21-20 with 5:31 left in the first half, Fresno State closed out the half with 11 unanswered points for a 31-21 lead at the break. The `Dogs made it a 13-0 run when George dropped in a jumper for the first points of the second half. The largest lead of the night (16 points) came courtesy of a Myles Green free throw with 15 seconds left in the game.
Fresno State dominated the Warriors in getting rebounds with a 48-31 edge.
The Warriors were led by Benny Koochoie with 22 points, hitting five of six three-pointers he attempted in the contest.
The `Dogs open the regular season Friday, Nov. 9 against Sacramento State at 7 p.m. in the Save Mart Center.
"Join the State - Fresno State!" - The `Dogs open the regular season on Friday, November 14 as they host Sacramento State at 7:00 pm in the Save Mart Center. It's Take a Kid to a Game Night and all youth 8th grade and under will receive FREE admission when accompanied by a paid adult (one youth per adult ticket). Fresno State marketing students will be collecting new and gently used books for preschool through high school aged students for the Central Valley Book Bank. Collection bins will be located throughout the Save Mart Center. Tickets are on sale now through the Save Mart Center box office, by calling (559) 485-TIXS or online at ticketmaster.com.
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