Game 19 Colorado State (15-4, 2-2 MW) at Fresno State (7-11, 1-4 MW)
Jan. 26, 2012 7 p.m. PT Fresno, Calif. --- Save Mart Center (15,596)
TV: None Live Online Video/Audio: www.gobulldogs.com (Subscription required)
Radio: KMJ 580 AM (Paul Loeffler & Randy Rosenbloom - English) -- ESPN Deportes 1600 AM (Spanish)
Series record: Fresno State leads 10-8 (overall) and 8-0 (in Fresno)
Last Meeting: CSU 87, FS 74 - Dec. 4, 2010 (Fort Collins, Colo.)
This is the 20th* meeting between Fresno State and Colorado State. *Note: Fresno State's 80-59 victory over Colorado State on March 2, 1999 in the WAC Tournament (Las Vegas, Nev.) was vacated due to the use of an ineligible student-athlete.
Fresno State has held 15 of its 18 opponents to under 70 points.
Fresno State is second in the MW in 3-point field goal defense (29.4%), total steals (141) and steals/game (7.8 spg).
Fresno State's Robert Upshaw leads the MW in blocks/game (2.4 bpg).
Inside the Numbers
This season, Fresno State owns a +51 (+3.3/gm) steal margin (141-90).
Under Terry, Fresno State has a +148 steal margin (376-228) by averaging 7.4 steals per game and a +3.0 steal edge per contest over 50 games.
This season, Fresno State owns a +55 points off TOs margin (291-226)
Under Terry, Fresno State has committed fewer turnovers than or the same number of turnovers as its opponents in 42 of 51 games.
Fresno State Hosts CSU for Heroes Night
Fresno State (7-11, 1-4 MW) will welcome Colorado State (15-4, 2-2 MW) to the Save Mart Center on Saturday night at 7 p.m. PT. All police, firefighters and emergency personnel can attend for just $5. The contest will be broadcast on KMJ 580 AM and at www.gobulldogs.com.
Former Bulldog Earns First NBA All-Star Honor
Former Fresno State star Paul George, who played for the Bulldogs from 2008-10, grasped his first All-Star roster spot when the Eastern Conference coaches selected him as a reserve for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game. George is the first former 'Dog to become an All-Star. #PaulStar
4-Game Flex Plan Available for MW Home Games
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About the Colorado State Rams
Colorado State comes into Fresno with seniority and overall balance on their side. In his first season with the Rams, head coach Larry Eustachy has had four out of five of the same players in the starting lineup in all 19 games this season. The Rams bring in a balanced attack with those same four players all averaging in double figures. CSU leads the Mountain West in offensive rebounds and has grabbed 122 more rebounds off the offensive glass than its opponents. Colton Iverson is the top scorer for the Rams averaging 14.5ppg, while Pierce Hornung averages 9.9rpg.
Against The Colorado State Rams
Fresno State holds the slight edge over Colorado State in the all-time series with a 10-8 lead. The Rams and `Dogs have only met twice since the turn of the 21st century. Both squads have notched a win with each team defending their home court as the Bulldogs' victory came in 2009 and the Rams in 2010. In the last meeting, CSU outshot the 'Dogs, 87-74. Fresno State is 8-0 against Colorado State in games played in Fresno.
The Last Meeting
December 4, 2010
Fort Collins, Colo.
Rams Beat Dogs in Shootout
Garrett Johnson scored a career-high 17 points for Fresno State. Kevin Olekaibe also reached a career high with 15 points.
'Dogs Second in MW in Guarding the 3-point Arc
Fresno State is second in the Mountain West and ranks in the Top 30 nationally in 3-point field goal defense by limiting opponents to a 29.3 percent clip from the beyond the 3-point arc this season.
Bulldogs Begin Mountain West Era
Fresno State is in its first season as a member of the Mountain West, which produced four NCAA Tournament teams last year. The MW features two teams ranked in either the AP and/or USA Today/ESPN Coaches polls (No. 15/17 New Mexico and No. RV/25 San Diego State).
Fresno State Picked to Finish Seventh in MW
Fresno State was projected to finish seventh out of nine Mountain West schools, as selected by a voting panel comprised of Conference media, during preseason voting. Defending MW co-regular season champion San Diego State edged UNLV as the Conference media's preseason favorite to win the MW men's basketball regular-season title in 2012-13.
'Dogs Defend Ground in Golden State Under Terry
For the second straight season, Fresno State is playing 19 of its regular season games in the state of California. Under Coach Terry, Fresno State is 18-13 when playing in the Golden State, including a 13-10 home record.
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