Bulldogs Set for Final Battle with Hawai'i
March 9, 2009
RENO, Nev. - The No. 9 Fresno State Bulldogs have arrived in the "Biggest Little City in the World" for the 2009 WAC Tournament and will meet No. 8 Hawai'i in first round play tonight (March 10) at 7:30 p.m. in the Lawlor Events Center. Fresno State sports a 10-13 mark all-time in WAC Tournament action and is looking for its first WAC tournament title.
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Against the Warriors --- Series and WAC Tournament History
Fresno State and Hawai'i are even in the overall series with each school winning 16 of 32 meetings in non-vacated contests. The schools have met twice in previous WAC Tournaments, however, Hawai'i holds the only victory for beating the `Dogs 76-67 in the 2001 Semifinals. Fresno State had to vacate a win over Hawai'i the previous year.
Against the Warriors --- This Season
Freshman guard Paul George paced the Bulldogs with 13 points and five rebounds as Fresno State couldn't mount a comeback bid as the `Dogs lost 69-43. Freshman guard Mychal Ladd added 11 points while junior forward Sylvester Seay added 10.
In front of a national television audience on ESPN2, Fresno State and Hawai'i battled to a hard-fought victory for the `Bows, 73-69. Sophomore Bulldog forward and Academic All-District honoree Nedeljko Golubovic scored a career-high 15 points.
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"Join the State - Fresno State" -- Fresno State heads to the "Biggest Little City in the World" as the `Dogs return to the hardwood on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. PST to face the Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors in first round action of the 2009 WAC Tournament in Reno, Nev. Support the `Dogs by taking the drive up to Reno or follow their postseason journey right here on www.gobulldogs.com. To purchase tickets or find more information on the tournament, visit www.wacsports.com.