Fresno State and Washington State will battle on the hardwood at 7 p.m. on Friday night.
Nov. 24, 2010
FRESNO, Calif. -
The Fresno State men's basketball team is set to welcome the Washington State Cougars back to the Save Mart Center for a Black Friday non-conference showdown on Nov. 26 at 7 p.m.
The holiday special will feature Fresno State's Greg Smith low post presence and an up-tempo brand of basketball for an exciting evening.
The game can be heard live on KMJ Radio (580 AM) with the voices of Paul Loeffler and Randy Rosenbloom calling the action.
Fresno State (1-2) vs. Washington State University (3-0)
Date: Friday, November 26, 2010 (Tip Off: 7 p.m. PT)
Site: Save Mart Center (15,596), Fresno, Calif.
Radio: KMJ 580 AM (Paul Loeffler/Randy Rosenbloom)
Online: www.gobulldogs.com (Gametracker, Live Audio & Video)
Next Game: Fresno State at Utah [Nov. 30: 6 p.m.]
Next Home Game: Fresno State vs. Pepperdine [Dec. 11: 7 p.m.]
About the Washington State Cougars
The Washington State Cougars (Pacific-10 Conference) are 3-0 on the season with wins over Southern (86-47), Idaho (88-71) and Portland (84-68) for an average of 86 points per game. The Cougars are led by Faisal Aden and Klay Thompson, who combine for 23 ppg.
Against the Washington State Cougars
Fresno State has won two of the past three games against Washington State, including a 46-29 win (12/22/10) in the most recent meeting. The Cougars lead the all-time series, 7-3.
LAST GAME: Smith Emerges, Dogs Fall to Gauchos
Bulldogs Charge Past Vanguard in Home Opener
Fresno State's Greg Smith showed his power in the post with a team-high 15 points and eight rebounds, but defending Big West champion UCSB rode an early wave and coasted to a 69-54 victory behind a career-high 35 points by the Gauchos' Orlando Johnson.
Fresno State opened the season with a sound 74-42 victory over the Vanguard Lions for the 60th win in the Save Mart Center during the Steve Cleveland
Era. The Dogs used a 33-0 edge in fast-break points and junior Bennie Rhodes
led the team in scoring with 17 points.
Dogs Defend Home Floor, Second-Most Save Mart Center Wins
In the 2009-10 season, Fresno State recorded their most home victories since the 2006-07 season with 12 wins in the Save Mart Center to tie the second-most in the building's history. In Steve Cleveland's first two seasons at the helm, the Dogs went 15-3 (2006-07) and 12-2 (2005-06) at home. The Bulldogs are 78-38 (67%) since the pristine 15,596-seat Save Mart Center opened on Oct. 27, 2003. Cleveland is now 150-50 (75%) during his 14-year home career record and 60-24 in the Save Mart Center over the past six seasons.
Fresno State's Lasting Success One of West Coast's Best
Over the 32-year period (1978-2010), the numbers show that Fresno State is one of the top Division I basketball programs on the West Coast. Fresno State ranks fourth among the 33 Division 1 programs in wins (573) and winning percentage (58%).
"We Are Your Team!" --- Fresno State hosts Washington State for a Black Friday special at 7 p.m. on Nov. 26. Tickets are available at the Save Mart Center Box Office and online at www.ticketmaster.com.