Fresno State (6-4) faces California (7-3) on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. PT on the Pac-12 Networks.
Dec. 12, 2013
Game 11: Fresno State (6-4) at California (7-3)
Dec. 14, 2013 3 p.m. PT Berkeley, Calif. (Haas Pavilion)
TV: Pac-12 Network (JB Long and Lamar Hurd)
Radio: 940 AM ESPN Radio & www.GoBulldogs.com (Paul Loeffler & Randy Rosenbloom)
Series record: California leads 4-1 (overall) and 2-0 (road games for Fresno State)
Last Meeting: California 97, Fresno State 75 (12/11/01 - Berkeley, Calif.)
Next Up for Fresno State: Dec. 21 vs. No. 19 Florida (in Sunrise, Fla.)
This is the fourth straight season that Fresno State has faced at least two Pac-12 teams during non-conference play.
Fresno State newcomer and sophomore point guard Cezar Guerrero has scored 10 or more points in each of his first 10 games as a Bulldog.
Fresno State is off to its best start (6-4) under third-year coach Rodney Terry. This is also the Bulldogs' best start since opening 9-1 in 2006-07.
Inside the Numbers
Sophomore guard Marvelle Harris is averaging a team-best 18.4 ppg.
Through the first 10 games, Fresno State has dished out 142 assists (14.2 apg) for a 64.5 percent increase from the first 10 games last season.
Fresno State guards have netted 87.3 percent of the Bulldogs' scoring.
Under Terry, Fresno State has a +178 steal margin (521-343) by averaging 7.2 steals/game and a +2.5 steal edge/contest over 73 games.
Under Terry, Fresno State has committed fewer turnovers than or the same number of turnovers as its opponents in 55 of 73 games.
Fresno State is 3-0 in overtime games this season and has outscored opponents 37-22 in those three overtime sessions.
Fresno State Takes Trip to Berkeley to face Cal
Fresno State (6-4) continues a difficult three-game December road stretch when the Bulldogs visit the Pac-12's California Golden Bears on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. PT. The game will be broadcast on the main Pac-12 Network, and can be heard live on 940 AM ESPN Radio with the audio feed also available for free at www.GoBulldogs.com.
About the California Golden BearsB
The California Golden Bears are members of the Pac-12 Conference. The Golden Bears are 7-3 after opening with five straight victories. Justin Cobbs leads Utah with 14.0 ppg while David Kravish has posted an average of 13.0 ppg and 8.4 rpg. California is 6-0 in home games this season.
Against the California Golden Bears
California leads the all-time series with Fresno State 4-1 with the Bulldogs' lone win over the Bears coming in the first round of the 2001 NCAA Tournament (82-70 in Memphis, Tenn.).
'Dogs Shine in OT Thrillers in Season's First Month
Fresno State is just 10 games into the 2013-14 season and has already played three overtime games - winning all three. The Bulldogs opened the season by beating UC Irvine 98-97 when Allen Huddleston banked in 40-foot buzzer beater. And then during its 29th Fresno State Classic, the 'Dogs outlasted both CSU Bakersfield (96-86) and Northern Arizona (71-67) to improve to 3-0 in overtime games this season.
Guerrero Taking Control of the Offense
After sitting out last season as a transfer from Oklahoma State, Fresno State redshirt sophomore point guard Cezar Guerrero has provided a significant spark for the Bulldogs' offense. In his first 10 games, Guerrero has scored at least 10 points in all of them, while dishing out 47 assists (4.7 apg) and converting 84.6 percent of his free throw attempts (33-of-39).