March 23, 2013
Fresno State's first three field goals were all 3-pointers - two from Rosie Moult and one from Alex Sheedy. The Bulldogs forced Cal to open the game going 3-of-17 on field goals with two turnovers in the first eight minutes to open game with a 13-9 lead. Ki-Ki Moore scored seven of Fresno State's nine points from the 15:01 mark until the 7:40 mark of half. She had three steals in first 12 and a half minutes. Taylor Thompson's 3-pointer at 6:43 capped off a 12-2 Bulldog and gave them a 25-21 lead. Bulldogs hit five-straight 3-pointers from 6:43 mark until 1:16 mark of half. Ki-Ki Moore had 16 first-half points on 7-of-13 shooting with three steals and two assists. Fresno State was 8-of-16 from 3-point range in first half. Six of the seven Bulldogs that played hit a three. The eight 3-pointers were the second most Fresno State has hit in an opening half this year (they hit nine at Portland on Dec. 14 and vs. UNLV on March 9). Cal, after opening game 3-of-17 on field goals, made 18 of its last 20 shots over the final 12 minutes of the game. The Bears scored 34 of their 48 points in the paint.
Bulldogs opened second half 2-of-12 shooting in the first seven minutes. Ki-Ki Moore's 3-pointer at 11:20 gave her 21 points for the game and 1,502 for her career. She now has scored 20 or more points in three-straight games and 23 times total in her career (12 this season).
Fresno State falls to 0-6 all-time in the NCAA Tournament. This was its sixth-straight appearance in the Big Dance. Ki-Ki Moore scored a career-high 33 points, the most ever given up by Cal in a NCAA Tournament game. Fresno State's 12 3-pointers made in the game were the most that Cal has ever given up in a NCAA Tournament game.
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