Jan. 24, 2014
Game Notes: Fresno State
Game 21: Fresno State (8-12, 1-6 MW) at UNLV (12-7, 3-3 MW)
Jan. 25, 2014 7 p.m. PT Las Vegas, Nev. (Thomas and Mack Center - 15,596)
TV: CBS Sports Network (Rich Waltz & Bob Wenzel)
Radio: 940 AM ESPN Radio & www.GoBulldogs.com (Paul Loeffler & Randy Rosenbloom)
Series record: UNLV leads 29-7 (overall) and 15-1 (in Las Vegas)
Last Meeting: UNLV 75, Fresno State 62 (1/1/14 - Fresno - Save Mart Center)
Next Up for Fresno State: vs. Wyoming (Jan. 29); at Air Force (Feb. 5), vs. SJSU (Feb. 8)
Fresno State is looking to snap a four-game losing streak with 3 of the 4 losses coming against teams that made the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
In 2013, Fresno State won its first-ever game at UNLV (3/9/13)
The Fresno State coaching staff will wear sneakers during the game as part of the national Coaches vs. Cancer weekend.
Through its first eight games of the 2014 league schedule, Fresno State played seven games vs. teams that made the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
According to ESPN.com on Jan. 24, Fresno State had the 17th toughest schedule in the nation.
Inside the Numbers
Fresno State senior guard Tyler Johnson has scored 20 or more points in five of the past six games.
Fresno State redshirt sophomore point guard Cezar Guerrero has scored 10 or more points in 18 of the Bulldogs' 20 games this season.
Fresno State sophomore guard Marvelle Harris has scored over 20 points in five games this season.
Former Bulldog Paul George Notes
Former Fresno State basketball player Paul George (2008-10) was named to USA Basketball's 28-player pool for the next 3 summers.
George (Indiana Pacers) finished No. 3 in the NBA's All-Star Voting - behind only Lebron James and Kevin Durant.
George earned his first starting spot in the upcoming All-Star game as part of the frontcourt for the Eastern Conference.
Fresno State Heads to Vegas for Date with Rebels
Fresno State (8-12, 1-6 Mountain West) is heading to bright lights of Las Vegas with its sights set on ending a four-game skid when the Bulldogs visit UNLV (12-7, 3-3 MW) on Saturday night at 7 p.m. PT. The contest will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network, and can be heard live on 940 AM ESPN Radio and online at www.GoBulldogs.com.
About the UNLV Runnin' Rebels
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 12-7 on the season and 3-3 in Mountain West play - currently in a three-way tie for fifth place in the conference standings. UNLV is led by Bryce Dejean-Jones (14.7 ppg) and Roscoe Smith (12.1 ppg/12.5 rpg). UNLV is 7-5 at home, including a 1-2 mark against MW opponents at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Against the UNLV Runnin' Rebels UNLV leads the all-time series with Fresno State 29-7 and the Rebels won the first meeting this season between the squads. The 'Dogs swept the season series in 2013 while picking up their first-ever road win over UNLV.
Johnson Joins 1,000 Point Club
Bulldogs' senior guard Tyler Johnson became the 30th player in program history to surpass 1,000 career points as Fresno State nearly upset No. 10 San Diego State on Jan. 15 at Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl. Johnson, who is in his fourth and final year at Fresno State, has steadily improved in each of his four seasons - increasing his scoring average from 4.4 (freshman) to 9.3 (sophomore) to 12.1 (junior) and now 15.6 as a senior.
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