The Bulldogs will compete Saturday for their first postseason tournament title since winning the 1983 NIT championship.
April 4, 2014
Game Notes: Fresno State Siena
2014 College Basketball Invitational Championship Series
Game 3: Fresno State (21-17) at Siena (19-18)
April 5, 2014 8:30 a.m. PT Loudonville, N.Y. (Alumni Recreation Center)
TV: CBS Sports Network (Dave Armstrong & Bob Wenzel)
Radio: 940 AM ESPN Radio & www.GoBulldogs.com (Paul Loeffler & Randy Rosenbloom)
Series Record: Series tied 1-1
Fresno State All-Time Record in Postseason: 20-14* (5* NCAA app., 9 NIT app. & 1 CBI app.)
Fresno State has reached the championships of a postseason tournament for the first time since winning the NIT in 1983.
Fresno State is making its first postseason appearance since 2007 (NIT).
Fresno State is the last Mountain West team still in postseason play and one of just 6 schools in the country in a postseason tournament.
Past CBI champions include Tulsa, Oregon State, VCU, Oregon, Pittsburgh, and Santa Clara.
Fresno State has won 13 of its last 17 games; tied for 5th in the MW
Fresno State is 20-14* all-time in postseason tournament games.
REFERENCE: "Fresno State" (never: FSU, CSUF, Fresno State University, or just simply "Fresno"); ABBREVIATION: Fresno St. or FS
Between the Baselines: Inside the Numbers
Fresno State junior Alex Davis had a career-best 6 blocks in Game 2 win.
Fresno State's 63.9% FG in Game 2 win was its highest FG% in 10 years.
Fresno State senior guard Tyler Johnson has scored 20 or more points in 11 games this season and 12 times in his career
Johnson was the third-leading scorer in the MW play (18.2 ppg)
Johnson ranks No. 16 on Fresno State's all-time scoring list (1,326 points)
Fresno State sophomore guard Marvelle Harris scored at least 10 points in 26 games this season; scored over 20 points in seven 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)
Fresno State To Play for CBI Championship
The Fresno State men's basketball team (21-17) will battle Siena (19-18) on Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. PT in game three of the College Basketball Invitational Championship Series. The winner of Saturday's game will win the CBI championship. The contest will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network, 940 AM ESPN Radio and www.GoBulldogs.com.
About the Siena Saints
The Siena Saints are 19-18 on the season and went 11-9 Metro Atlantic conference play. Siena is led by Rob Poole (14.7 ppg). The all-time series is tied 1-1 as the Bulldogs and Saints had never met before the CBI Finals.
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 15.8 as a senior. Johnson has scored at least 20 points 12 times his career.
Bulldogs Top Siena 89-75 in Game 2; Tie Series 1-1
Tyler Johnson and Cezar Guerrero combined for 25 points in a first-half barrage, as Fresno State beat Siena 89-75 on the road Wednesday night in Game 2 of the CBI final series to set up a decisive third game.