Fresno State enters the final four games of the season with an opportunity to earn a first round bye in the MW Tournament.
Feb. 21, 2014
Game Notes: Fresno State Utah State
Game 28: Fresno State (13-14, 6-8 MW) at Utah State (15-11, 5-9 MW)
Feb. 22, 2014 6 p.m. PT Logan, Utah (Dee Glen Smith Spectrum)
TV: Campus Insiders/Mountain West Network (Steve Klauke & Kris Johnson)
Radio: 940 AM ESPN Radio & www.GoBulldogs.com (Paul Loeffler & Randy Rosenbloom)
Series record: Utah State leads 31-18 (overall) and 21-5 (games played in Logan)
Last Meeting: Fresno State 60, Utah State 54 (2/4/12 - Fresno, Calif.)
Next Up for Fresno State: vs. BSU (Feb. 26); vs. No. 6/7 SDSU (March 1); at SJSU (March 8)
Fresno State is in seventh in the Mountain West standings - 1.5 games back of fifth-place Boise State and one game back of sixth-place Nevada.
Fresno State senior guard Tyler Johnson has scored 20 or more points in eight MW games (ten overall) this season.
Johnson is the fourth-leading scorer in the MW play (18.6 ppg).
Johnson ranks No. 21 on Fresno State's all-time scoring list (1,167 points) - two points away from tying Kevin Olekaibe for 20th.
Fresno State is the first MW school to ever win six games in conference play after starting the league slate 1-7.
Inside the Numbers
Fresno State has tied a Mountain West and school record for most overtime games played in a single season with five overtime games played.
Fresno State is 3-2 in overtime games this season.
Fresno State redshirt sophomore point guard Cezar Guerrero has scored 10 or more points in 23 of the Bulldogs' 27 games this season.
Fresno State sophomore guard Marvelle Harris has scored over 20 points in five games this season.
Johnson Producing as One of the Best in the MW
Bulldogs' senior guard Tyler Johnson has steadily improved during his four-year Fresno State career - increasing his scoring average from 4.4 (freshman) to 9.3 (sophomore) to 12.1 (junior) and now 16.4 as a senior. Johnson has scored at least 20 points nine times his career, with seven of those coming in Mountain West play.
Fresno State Looks To Start New Streak in Logan
After having its five-game win streak snapped with a 72-66 loss at Wyoming, Fresno State (13-14, 6-8 Mountain West) wraps up its two-game road trip at Utah State (16-9, 7-5 MW) on Saturday night at 6 p.m. PT. The contest will be produced by Campus Insiders exclusively on the Mountain West Network. The game is also on 940 AM ESPN Radio and online at www.GoBulldogs.com.
The Last Meeting
February 4, 2012
About the Utah State Aggies
The Utah State Aggies are 15-11 on the season and 5-9 in Mountain West play. USU, who is playing its first season as a member of the MW, is tied with Colorado State for eighth in the conference standings. The Aggies are led by Jarred Shaw (14.5 ppg/8.1 rpg). Utah State has lost its last two games, but own a 12-4 record at home (4-3 vs. MW opponents at home).
Against the Utah State Aggies
Utah State leads the all-time series with Fresno state 31-18, including a 21-5 mark in games played in Logan. The Bulldogs had lost 10 straight to the Aggies before a 60-54 victory over USU on Feb. 4, 2012 (the most recent meeting between the schools. Fresno State last won at the Spectrum when senior guard Kevin Bell ignited a 71-66 win on March 3, 2007.
Tark Night Coming on March 1 vs. San Diego State
Fresno State will honor Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian on March 1 when the 'Dogs host No. 6/7 SDSU. While supplies last, fans have access to up to four free tickets by printing a voucher at www.GoBulldogs.com.