Jan. 10, 2014
Game #15 Jan. 11, 2014 2 p.m. PT
Save Mart Center (15,596) Fresno, Calif.
Fresno State (9-5, 3-0 MW) vs. Colorado State (11-3, 3-0 MW)
Series record: Colorado State leads 8-4
Last Meeting: Fresno State 49, Colorado State 42 (2/27/13 Fresno, Calif.)
Radio: ESPN2 790 AM
Live Stats: GoBulldogs.com
TV: Mountain West Network & CMAC (Comcast Channel 94 or AT&T U-verse Channel 99)
The Fresno State women's basketball team hosts Colorado State on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Save Mart Center in an early season battle between the two teams tied for first place in the Mountain West.
The game is being televised locally in Fresno and Clovis on CMAC with Donny Barnes (play-by-play) and Marc Q. Jones (analyst) calling the game. CMAC channels in the area are: Comcast Channel 94 or AT&T U-verse Channel 99. It is also available through the Mountain West Network.
The Bulldogs and Rams both enter the game with 3-0 league records. Fresno State has won two of its three league games on the road while the Rams have won two of their three at home.
CSU enters the game with a 11-3 overall record and has won seven-straight.
In last season's meetings with Colorado State, Fresno State won 68-59 in Fort Collins and defeated the Rams at home 49-42. The 'Dogs hit 20 3-pointers in their two wins over CSU last season.
This year, the Bulldogs are shooting 46.9 percent in conference play and holding its MW competition to just 56.3 points per game.
Thompson is on the verge of a couple milestones. She needs to score just three more points to become the 20th player in Fresno State history to score 1,000 points in a career and needs five more steals to break the school record for most in a career.
In Wednesday's win at Air Force the Bulldogs turned the ball over a season-low 11 times, recorded 14 steals and had 19 assists on 30 made field goals. The win was Fresno State's fourth by 20 or more points.
► Colorado State leads the all-time series with Fresno State 8-4, but the Bulldogs swept the series with the Rams last season. The 'Dogs held CSU to a season-low 42 points in its visit to the Save Mart Center last year.
► Senior guard Bree Farley is shooting 72.7 percent in league play and has hit 7-of-10 shots from 3-point land. She is averaging 15 points and 7.3 rebounds over the last three games. Farley was named the MW Player of the Week on Monday.
► Alex Sheedy has posted two double-doubles in her last four games. Her three total double-doubles on the year are the most on the team.
► The Bulldogs are 32-3 in the month of February going back to 2010.
Scouting Colorado State (11-3, 3-0 MW)
With an 11-3 record, Colorado State is off to its best start in 12 years. The Rams are currently on a seven-game win streak as they have started Mountain West play with three wins over San Diego State, New Mexico and San Jose State. After 14 games, Colorado State is averaging 71.4 points per game while allowing 64.2 points. Coming off the bench in all 14 games, sophomore guard Caitlin Duffy leads the Rams scoring 12 points per game while averaging 5.9 rebounds. Senior forward Sam Martin is a close second on the team with 11.5 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.
Series History with Colorado State
This will be the 13th all-time game between Fresno State and Colorado State. The Rams lead the series 8-4, with all eight wins coming in a four year gap between the years of 1993-97. After going 15 years without playing each other, the two teams faced off twice last season in the Bulldogs first year in the Mountain West. Fresno State won both games, beating Colorado State 49-42 at home and 69-58 in Fort Collins.
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