Game 14: UNLV (9-4) at Fresno State (7-6)
Jan. 1, 2014 12 p.m. PT Fresno, Calif. (Save Mart Center 15,596)
TV: ESPN3/WatchESPN.com (Trey Bender & Bill Herenda)
Radio: 940 AM ESPN Radio & www.GoBulldogs.com (Paul Loeffler & Randy Rosenbloom)
Series record: UNLV leads 28-7 (overall), 9-5 (in Fresno) and 1-1 (at the Save Mart Center)
Last Meeting: Fresno State 61, UNLV 52 (Las Vegas - Thomas & Mack Center)
Next Up for Fresno State: at Boise State (Jan. 4), vs. Air Force (Jan. 8); at Colorado State (Jan. 11)
Fresno State has won its last two games played against UNLV.
Fresno State is playing its third-ever game on New Year's Day with the previous two Jan. 1 games coming back in 1997 and 2003.
Fresno State is 2-0 all-time in games played on New Year's Day.
Fresno State has won three of its last five MW regular-season conference games.
Fresno State is coming off a 61-point win - the largest margin of victory in program history.
Inside the Numbers
Sophomore guard Marvelle Harris is averaging a team-best 16.0 ppg.
Fresno State redshirt sophomore point guard Cezar Guerrero has scored 10 or more points in 12 of the Bulldogs' first 13 games this season.
Fresno State is 3-0 in overtime games this season and has outscored opponents 37-22 in those three overtime sessions.
Fresno State is 6-0 this season when they `Dogs have a better field goal percentage than its opponent.
Under Terry, Fresno State has a +195 steal margin (550-355) by averaging 7.2 steals/game and a +2.6 steal edge/contest over 76 games.
Under Terry, Fresno State has committed fewer turnovers than or the same number of turnovers as its opponents in 57 of 75 games.
Fresno State Starts 2014, MW Play Versus UNLV
The Fresno State (7-6) men's basketball team tips off its Mountain West Conference slate with a home game versus UNLV (9-4) on New Year's Day. The Wednesday matinee starts at 12 p.m. PT on the hardwood of the Save Mart Center. The contest will be broadcast on ESPN3/WatchESPN.com, and can be heard live on 940 AM ESPN Radio and online at www.GoBulldogs.com.
About the UNLV Runnin' Rebels
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are members of the Mountain West Conference. The Rebels are 9-4 on the season, but UNLV has played just two road games and 1-1 in those contests outside of Las Vegas. Roscoe Smith leads UNLV with an average of 13.1 points and 13.2 rebounds per game. UNLV senior guard Kevin Olekaibe is averaging 10.6 ppg. Olekaibe played his first three collegiate seasons at Fresno State as one of the Bulldogs' leading scorers before transferring home to Las Vegas to help care of his sick dad. This is the 36th meeting between the schools.
Against the UNLV Runnin' Rebels
UNLV leads the all-time series 28-7, but Fresno State completed a season sweep of the Runnin' Rebels last season for the first time in program history. The Bulldogs beat UNLV 64-55 in Fresno and then went on the road to also defeat the Runnin' Rebels 61-52 at the Thomas & Mack Center. Fresno State is 1-1 all-time versus UNLV at the Save Mart Center.
Bulldogs Set Program Record With 61-Point Win
Fresno State set a new program record with a 61-point victory (104-43) over UC Merced at the Save Mart Center on Dec. 28, 2013. The 61-point win eclipsed the 59-point victory over San Diego in the 1958-59 season as the largest margin of victory in school history. This was the first time that Fresno State scored over 100 points in the Terry era and the first time since scoring 107 points in a double overtime win over Nevada on March 1, 2003. Fresno State shot a season-high 58.2 percent and was able to get 30 second-chance points off of 21 offensive rebounds in the game.
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