This will be another important week for the Bulldogs in terms of seeding for the 2013 Mountain West tournament.
Feb. 18, 2013
Fresno State Game Notes Nevada Game Notes
Game 25 Fresno State (8-16, 2-9 MW) at Nevada (12-12, 3-7 MW)
Feb. 19, 2013 7 p.m. PT Reno, Nev. (Lawlor Event Center)
TV: None Live Video: www.GoBulldogs.com/AllAccess (subscription required)
Radio: KMJ 580 AM & www.GoBulldogs.com/allaccess (Paul Loeffler & Randy Rosenbloom)
Series record: Nevada leads 50-37 (overall) and 28-13 (games played in Reno)
Last Meeting: Nevada 68, Fresno State 61 - Jan. 19, 2013 (Fresno, Calif. - Save Mart Center)
This is the 88th meeting between Fresno State and Nevada.
Bulldogs' junior guard Tyler Johnson is averaging a team-best 13.4 points in MW play, and 11.9 points per game for the season.
Fresno State is second in the MW in steals/game (7.5 spg), 3-point field goal defense (29.8%) and total steals (181).
Fresno State is looking for its first conference road win since a 63-56 road win over Louisiana Tech (WAC) on Jan. 6, 2011
Inside the Numbers
This season, Fresno State has a +55 (+2.3/gm) steal margin (181-126).
Under Terry, Fresno State has a +153 steal margin (424-271) by averaging 7.4 steals per game and a +2.7 steal edge per contest over 57 games.
This season, Fresno State owns a +58 points off TOs margin (351-293).
Under Terry, Fresno State has committed fewer turnovers than or the same number of turnovers as its opponents in 46 of 57 games.
Fresno State Starts Stretch Run in Reno
Fresno State (8-16, 2-9 Mountain West) visits Nevada (12-12, 3-7 MW) on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. PT inside the Lawlor Event Center. The game will be broadcast live on KMJ 580 AM and be available for viewing through GoBulldogs.com/AllAccess (subscription required).
Closing Weeks Give 'Dogs Chance to Make Move
With the 2013 Mountain West Tournament less than a month away, the Bulldogs' final five games of the season will be crucial for seeding as the No. 8 and 9 seeds open on Tuesday, March 12, while the top seven seeds begin Quarterfinal action on Wednesday, March 13. The MW tournament champion will earn the league's automatic NCAA Tournament bid.
The Last Meeting
January 19, 2013
About The Nevada Wolf Pack
Through the first 10 games of Mountain West play, Nevada is a half game back of seventh, but even with Wyoming in the loss column (7). Nevada is 1.5 games ahead of Fresno State. Both Malik Story and Deonte Burton are averaging 16.2 points per game and over two assists per game.
Against The Nevada Wolf Pack
Fresno State and Nevada have met a total of 87 previous times with the Pack owning a 50-37 advantage. The 'Dogs have been on the losing end of five straight overall and six consecutive road games against the Pack, who have won 13 of the last 16 meetings. The Bulldogs last won in Reno on Jan. 29, 2005 when the 'Dogs secured a 66-63 win over Nevada. Fresno State and Nevada have met at least twice a year for the past 12 seasons. The Wolf Pack defeated Fresno State 68-61 earlier this season when the schools squared off in Fresno at the Save Mart Center.
#BulldogMBB Comes Up Short Twice Last Week
Fresno State nearly beat its first ranked opponent in 11 years, but a late New Mexico surge propelled the No. 19/18 Lobos to a 54-48 win at the Save Mart Center. Kevin Olekaibe led the 'Dogs with 11 points and Kevin Foster posted a double-double. Three days later, the Bulldogs let an 14-point advantage turn into a 55-51 overtime loss at Wyoming.
Bulldogs Stun UNLV 64-55 for Big MW Win
Playing against his hometown school, Kevin Olekaibe scored a season-high 21 points to lead the Fresno State men's basketball team to a 64-55 win over UNLV on Feb. 6 at the Save Mart Center. The 55 points were the Rebels' lowest offensive output of the season. A week after hitting six of eight triples at AFA, Olekaibe made four of his seven 3-point attempts.