Feb. 28, 2014
Game 30: No. 13 San Diego State (24-3, 13-2 MW) at Fresno State (15-14, 8-8 MW)
March 1, 2014 7:15 p.m. PT Fresno, Calif. (Save Mart Center)
TV: CBS Sports Network (PBP: Rich Waltz; Analyst: Bob Wenzel)
Radio: 940 AM ESPN Radio & www.GoBulldogs.com (Paul Loeffler & Randy Rosenbloom)
Series Record: San Diego State leads 56-45 (overall); Fresno State leads 27-19 (in Fresno)
Last Meeting: San Diego State 75, Fresno State 53 (2/9/13 - San Diego - Viejas Arena)
Next Up for Fresno State: vs. No. 13 San Diego State (March 1); at San Jose State (March 8)
Fresno State is in seventh in the Mountain West standings - a half game back of three-way tie for fourth and 1.5 game back of second place
Fresno State senior guard Tyler Johnson has scored 20 or more points in nine MW games (10 overall this season/11 overall in his career).
Johnson is the third-leading scorer in the MW play (18.6 ppg).
Johnson ranks No. 19 on Fresno State's all-time scoring list (1,203 points) - nine points away from tying Ja'Vance Coleman for 18th.
Fresno State has won seven of their last eight games after starting Mountain West play 1-7 (first MW team to ever start 1-7 and win 8 MW games)
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' 29 games this season.
Fresno State sophomore guard Marvelle Harris has scored over 20 points in six 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 16.5 as a senior. Johnson has scored at least 20 points eleven times his career, with nine of those coming this season in Mountain West play.
Fresno State To Host No. 13 SDSU on Tark Night
As winners in seven of its last eight games, Fresno State (15-14, 8-8 Mountain West) will host No. 13 San Diego State (24-3, 13-2 MW) on Saturday night at 7:15 p.m. PT. The contest will be broadcast nationally on CBS Sports Network. The game is also on 940 AM ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes (1600 AM) and online at www.GoBulldogs.com. Fans have access to up to four free tickets by printing a ticket voucher online.
GAMEDAY TIMELINE OF EVENTS
5:00 p.m. - Doors Open/Student Pizza Party/Tark Towel Giveaway
5:30 p.m. - Men's Basketball Alumni Game
7:00 p.m. - National Anthem performed by The Voice's Rudy Parris
7:15 p.m. - Tip Off: No. 13 San Diego State vs. Fresno State
Halftime - Ceremony Honoring Hall of Fame Coach Jerry Tarkanian / Retirement of Tarkanian's Jersey
About the San Diego State Aztecs
The San Diego State Aztecs are 24-3 on the season and 13-2 in Mountain West, tied for first with New Mexico. They are led by senior point guard Xavier Thames (16.4 ppg). After losing their second game of the season to Arizona, SDSU ripped off a 20-game winning streak to reach as high as No. 5 in the polls. They are coming off a 90-64 rout of San Jose State in which they forced the Spartans into 22 turnovers.
Against the San Diego State Aztecs
San Diego State leads the all-time series with Fresno State 56-45. In the first meeting this year between the teams, SDSU rallied from a halftime deficit to knock off the 'Dogs, 68-60. Thames scored a game-high 28 points on 8-of-13 shooting as Tyler Johnson led Fresno State with 24 points.
Bulldogs Rout Boise State, 76-56
Fresno State did to Boise State what no team had done to the Broncos this season - beat them by 20 points. The Bulldogs ran away from Boise State in the first half and never looked back on their way to a 76-56 win on Feb. 26 at the Save Mart Center. It was the Bulldogs' seventh win in their last eight games. Fresno State's Marvelle Harris finished with 26 points on 9-of-11 from the field.
2013-14 Fresno State Seniors to be Honored Prior to the Game
Allen Huddleston, Senior, Guard
Senior guard Allen Huddleston is on track to graduate from Fresno State with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication & Journalism. A native of Merced, California, Allen played his two first collegiate seasons at Pacific and was named a Freshman All-American while playing for the Tigers. As one of Coach Terry's first recruits, Allen transferred to Fresno State in 2011 and has given the Bulldogs a veteran presence in the backcourt for the last two seasons. He has played in 58 games, including 22 starts, at Fresno State and memorably hit the Bulldogs' 40-foot buzzer-beating game-winner on Opening Night this season to beat UC Irvine. During his college career, Allen has scored over 1,000 career points.
Tyler Johnson, Senior, Guard
Senior guard Tyler Johnson is on track to graduate from Fresno State with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. A native of Mountain View, California, Johnson has improved throughout his four-year Fresno State career and has risen to No. 19 on the 'Dogs all-time scoring list. This season, Johnson is averaging 19 points per game in Mountain West play while leading Fresno State with 20 or more points in nine MW games. He is currently the third-leading scorer in the conference and ranks in the Top 10 in eight statistical categories, including rebounding, assists and shooting percentage. He has played in 117 games, including 78 starts, while also becoming one of just 19 Fresno State players ever to score over 1,200 points in their Bulldog career.
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