Fresno State (17-15) goes for its first win over a Top 25 team since 2002 when the Bulldogs face No. 20 New Mexico on Thursday night at 6 p.m. in the Mountain West Quarterfinals on CBS Sports Network.
March 13, 2014
Supplemental Preview Notes: Fresno State vs. No. 20 New Mexico
2014 Reese's Mountain West Men's Basketball Championships
March 12-15, 2014 Las Vegas, Nev. (Thomas & Mack Center)
Opening Round: Wednesday, March 12 - 4:30 p.m. PT
No. 7 seed Fresno State 61, No. 10 seed Air Force 59
Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 13 - 6 p.m. PT
No. 7 seed Fresno State vs. No. 2 seed New Mexico (CBSSN)
Semifinals: Friday, March 14 - 8:30 p.m. PT
UNM-FS Winner vs. NEV-BSU Winner (CBSSN)
Finals: Saturday, March 15 - 3 p.m. PT
Championship Game (CBS)
How to Watch CBS Sports Network (CBSSN)
AT&T U-verse: Channel 643 and 1643(HD); Comcast: Channel 418 and 732(HD), DirecTV: Channel 221, DISH: Channel 158 and 158(HD)
Fresno State is one of three Mountain West schools to have won nine of its last 11 games (No. 8/7 San Diego State and No. 20 New Mexico).
Fresno State tied for fifth in the Mountain West regular season.
REFERENCE: "Fresno State" (never: FSU, CSUF or just "Fresno")
Between the Baselines: Inside the Numbers
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 was the third-leading scorer in the MW play (18.2 ppg).
Johnson ranks No. 17 on Fresno State's all-time scoring list (1,252 points)
Fresno State sophomore guard Marvelle Harris scored at least 10 points in 25 games this season; scored over 20 points in six games this season.
Fresno State tied a school record for most overtime regular season games played in a single season with five overtime games (went 3-2 in OT games)
Johnson Produced 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 Face Defending Champion Lobos in Quarterfinals
After a thrilling come-from-behind win over Air Force, the Fresno State men's basketball team (17-15) will face defending Mountain West Tournament champion on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the MW Quarterfinals. The game can be watched live on CBS Sports Network or heard live on 940 AM ESPN Radio or online at www.GoBulldogs.com.
PREVIEW - Fresno State vs. New Mexico
Fresno State and New Mexico are in meeting a conference tournament game for the first since 1993 and just the third time ever
With a win over the Lobos, Fresno State would secure its 18th win in a season for the 20th time in school history.
Fresno State is looking to snap a four-game losing streak to the Lobos with the Bulldogs last defeating UNM 86-80 in Fresno in 1999.
Fresno State last defeated a Top 25 team on Feb. 10, 2002 when the Bulldogs beat then-No. 14 Oklahoma State 58-52 at Selland Arena in Fresno.
'Dogs Rally for Thrilling Win in MW Tourney Opener
Facing a 15-point deficit with less than six minutes to play, Johnson and the Bulldogs' other senior guard Allen Huddleston led the Fresno State men's basketball team to a thrilling 61-59 victory over Air Force to open the Mountain West Basketball Championships at the Thomas & Mack Center.
The 15-point comeback was the Bulldogs' largest this season.
With 19 points and 12 rebounds, Fresno State's Tyler Johnson registered his eighth double-double of the season.
The win was the 'Dogs first conference tournament game win since 2009.