Nov. 25, 2013
By: Andrew Rich
By: Andrew Rich
FRESNO, Calif. -- Fresno State opened its four-game homestand with a 92-59 rout of San Diego Christian on Monday night at the Save Mart Center behind a balanced scoring effort that saw six Bulldogs score in double figures.
"This time of year it's not so much about the opponent that you're playing as it is each and every position," head coach Rodney Terry said. "We're trying to get better as a team."
Tyler Johnson scored a team-high 19 points in just 19 minutes of action. The senior was an efficient 8-of-10 shooting and also pulled down six rebounds.
Fresno State (4-2) raced out to a 19-2 lead in the first ten minutes of the first half. The Hawks shot just 27.8% from the field in the opening 20 minutes, including 0-for-10 from the three-point line. The stifling defense led to a 44-20 lead at the half for the Bulldogs.
There was no letdown in the second half as Fresno State extended the lead to as much as 42 at one point. San Diego Christian shot just 34.3% from the field and 4-for-21 from behind the arc. The Hawks also shot just 11 free throws compared to 27 attempts for the Bulldogs.
For the second time in the first six games of the season, Fresno State put six players in double figures. Marvelle Harris (17 points), Allen Huddleston (15), Cezar Guerrero (11), Paul Watson (10) and Karachi Edo (10) all joined Johnson in the double-figure club. Edo recorded the first double-double of his career by also finishing with 10 rebounds.
The Bulldogs will be back in action on Friday when they open the 29th annual Fresno State Classic with a matchup against Drake at 7 p.m.
"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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