March 9, 2013
By Jason Clay
By Jason Clay
FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State women's basketball team closed out its regular season with an emphatic 90-64 victory over UNLV Saturday on Senior Day at the Save Mart Center.
"We played a good game today," Moult said. "We played well defensively and offensively a lot of us were hitting our shots, so it was nice to go out on a comfortable win like we did. Obviously it is very emotional because being here for four years, the support we've had from the crowd has been fantastic and knowing this is the last time you are going to play in front of them, it's very emotional."
"Our seniors, this was a great win for them to go out on," head coach Raegan Pebley added. "This is a great class that has brought and sustained a tremendous tradition at Fresno State and that is not easy to do. It is hard to build a tradition, but I think it is harder to sustain that. They've brought the previous coaching staff, this coaching staff and the University a lot of pride."
Moult had 18 points on the afternoon by hitting 6-of-10 shots, all from 3-point land. She and the other four Bulldogs in the starting rotation all reached double figures Saturday in what was Fresno State's (21-8, 13-3 MW) largest point output of the season.
"We worked really hard the last few days in practice and felt like some of our best practices in the last month have been the last two days," Pebley said. "This game I felt like was won with the type of practices we had."
Junior guard Ki-Ki Moore, who announced earlier in the week she would forgo her remaining season of eligibility due to lingering injuries and constant pain, fell three rebounds shy of a triple-double in the win.
Moore scored a game-high 19 points, had a career-high 10 assists and the seven rebounds.
Junior guard Taylor Thompson also recorded a double-double with 14 points and a career-high 10 assists. Fresno State as a team had 27 assists on 36 made field goals and finished three assists shy of tying the program record.
The Bulldogs shot 50 percent in the game and hit a season-high 15 3-pointers, nine of which came in the first half.
UNLV (12-18, 8-8 MW) shot 40 percent for the game, but had 18 turnovers. Fresno State only turned the ball over eight times in the game, just once in the first half to help them build a 17-point halftime lead. The eight turnovers are the fewest for the 'Dogs in a game this year.
Fresno State now enters next week's 2013 Reese's Mountain West Championships having won six out of its last seven games. The Bulldogs will be the No. 2 seed at the tournament and will face No. 7 seed Boise State at 6 p.m. PT on Thursday, March 14.
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