Fresno State is just 1.5 games back of third-place Boise State with three games remaining in conference play.
Feb. 24, 2014
Game Notes: Fresno State Boise State
Game 28: Boise State (18-9, 8-6 MW) at Fresno State (14-14, 7-8 MW)
Feb. 26, 2014 6 p.m. PT Fresno, Calif. (Save Mart Center)
TV: CBS Sports Network (PBP: Brent Stover; Analyst: Bob Wenzel; Sideline: Drea Avent)
Radio: 940 AM ESPN Radio & www.GoBulldogs.com (Paul Loeffler & Randy Rosenbloom)
Series record: Boise State leads 19-15 (overall); Fresno State leads 10-6 (in Fresno)
Last Meeting: Boise State 86, Fresno State 79 (1/4/14 - Boise, Idaho)
Next Up for Fresno State: vs. San Diego State (March 1); at San Jose State (March 8)
Fresno State is in seventh in the Mountain West standings - 1.5 games back of a three-way tie for third and a game back of sixth-place Nevada
Fresno State senior guard Tyler Johnson has scored 20 or more points in nine MW games (11 overall) this season.
Johnson is the third-leading scorer in the MW play (18.8 ppg).
Johnson ranks No. 19 on Fresno State's all-time scoring list (1,188 points) - 24 points away from tying Ja'Vance Coleman for 18th.
Fresno State is the first MW school to ever reach seven 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 16.6 as a senior. Johnson has scored at least 20 points eleven times his career, with nine of those coming in Mountain West play.
Fresno State Hosts Boise State on Wednesday Night
As winners in six of its last seven games, Fresno State (14-14, 7-8 Mountain West) starts a two-game homestand when the 'Dogs host Boise State (18-9, 8-6 MW) on Wednesday night at 6 p.m. PT. The contest will bbe broadcast nationally on CBS Sports Network. The game is also on 940 AM ESPN Radio and online at www.GoBulldogs.com.
The Last Meeting
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January 4, 2014
About the Boise State Broncos
The Boise State Broncos are 18-9 on the season, including an 8-6 record in Mountain West play. Boise State is in a three way tie for third place in the MW standings and returned all five starters from last year's squad that reached the NCAA Tournament. The Broncos are led by a potent backcourt duo in Anthony Drmic (17.5 ppg) and Derrick Marks (15.7 ppg) as well as a strong physical rebounder in Ryan Watkins (11.3 ppg/10.9 rpg). BSU is 4-5 on the road with a 2-4 road mark against MW opponents.
Against the Boise State Broncos
Boise State owns a 19-15 advantage in the all-time series with the Broncos winning seven of the past eight contests. The 'Dogs last defeated the Broncos on Jan. 2, 2012 when Fresno State earned a 72-59 win over Boise State at the Save Mart Center. BSU beat Fresno State 86-79 earlier this year.
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 SDSU at 7 p.m. While supplies last, fans have access to up to four free tickets by printing a voucher at www.GoBulldogs.com.