Feb. 11, 2012
RENO, Nev. - Basketball teams all across the country live by the three or die by three. Fresno State women's basketball thrived on baskets my beyond the arc on Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs defeated University of Nevada 85-67.
The `Dogs earned their 20th win of the season and improve to 20-4 on the year. The Bulldogs also improved to 8-0 in the Western Athletic Conference and remain the only undefeated team in conference play.
The Bulldogs found their rhythm from beyond the arc against the Wolf Pack and tied their single-game record for most 3-pointers after making 18-of-29 (62 percent). A week ago, Fresno State didn't make a single 3-pointer against Louisiana Tech, a first for the `Dogs since 2007.
Preseason All-WAC selection Taylor Thompson was perfect from beyond the arc after making 5-of-5 3-pointers. The sophomore led the team with 17 points and four steals.
Junior Rosie Moult, who was one of three `Dogs to score in double figures, opened the game by draining three treys early in the first half to give the `Dogs a 9-4 lead over Nevada with 15:32 left in the half. Moult had 14 points in 19 minutes. She also recorded three assists.
A pair of three's from Madison Parrish and Blakely Goldberg extended the `Dogs lead to double figures in the first half. With 7:26 left in the half, Fresno State led Nevada 24-11. Parrish finished the game with 13 points and was also perfect from 3-point range making 3-of-3.
At halftime, the Bulldogs led the Wolf Pack 35-19. The `Dogs shot 61 percent from 3-point range making 8-of-13 three's. Moult finished the first half 4-of-5 from beyond the arc and with a team-high 12 points.
The second half resumed where the first 20 minutes left off... with a 3-pointer. Freshman Alex Sheedy opened the half with trey from the left corner of the arc.
The Bulldogs made 10 three's in the second half and shot 62 percent from 3-point range. Fresno State had seven different Bulldogs make a 3-pointer.
Defensively, the Bulldogs forced 23 turnovers and recorded 15 steals. The `Dogs also limited Nevada to just one trey.
Fresno State returns to the Save Mart Center to host Idaho on Feb. 16 for "Think Pink" night.
"We Are Your Team!" The Bulldogs return to the Save Mart Center next week hosting Idaho on Feb. 16 and Utah State on Feb. 18. Anyone who wears pink to the game against the Vandals will get $2 tickets! For more information call 278-DOGS. Listen to home game action on ESPN2 790 AM with Guy Haberman.
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