Post Game Notes: Fresno State 64, Long Beach State 59

Dec. 3, 2012

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• Junior Tyler Johnson scored a career-best 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the floor, including a 3-for-6 clip on 3-pointers. He also grabbed five rebounds.

• Fresno State improved to 4-1 against Big West opponents this season. The Bulldogs play their sixth and last BWC opponent this year when UC Irvine visits the Save Mart Center on Dec. 17.

• As the winners in the turnover battle, Fresno State has now not committed more turnovers than its opponents in 36 of 40 games since head coach Rodney Terry's arrival in 2011.

• Also under Terry, Fresno State has a +117 steal margin by averaging 7.0 steals per game and own a +3.0 steal edge per contest.

• Fresno State is also now 16-8 when playing in the state of California under Terry and 6-2 overall against the Big West the past two seasons.

• With the Bulldogs' win and No. 17/15 San Diego State defeating Texas Southern, the Mountain West improved its nation-best start to the 2012-13 season to 53-11 against non-conference opponents. Five of those 11 losses have come against teams that were or are ranked, including Fresno State's 55-53 loss at then-No. 24 Texas on Nov. 9, 2012.

• Fresno State freshman Tanner Giddings made his first career start and senior Garrett Johnson was also inserted into the Bulldogs' starting five for the first time this season.

• The Mountain West owns the nation's best collective win percentage with a 53-11 record entering tonight's matchup.

• Terry Coat Tracker: 7:37



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