Bulldogs Host Rams As MW Tourney Nears
Feb. 26, 2013
Colorado State Rams (9-16, 5-7 MW) at Fresno State (18-8, 10-3 MW)
Game #27 MW Game #14 Feb. 27, 2013
7 p.m. PT Save Mart Center (15,596) Fresno, Calif.
Radio: ESPN2 790 AM with Christian Lukens Live Stats: gobulldogs.com
Series Record: Colorado State leads 8-3 Last Meeting: 1/27/13 - FS 69, CSU 58 in Fort Collins, Colo.Fresno State Game Notes
This will be Fresno State's third-to-last game before the 2013 Reese's Mountain West Tournament and two of its final three will be played at home.
Last week was an up-and-down one for the Bulldogs, but one that ended on a very high note. The Bulldogs fell one week ago at home to Nevada when they shot a season-low 28.4 percent from the field and went 4-of-28 from the 3-point line. However, the 'Dogs came back on Saturday and won at Boise State behind 51.7 percent shooting and a season-high 14 3-pointers, showing great confidence being able to rebound from the Nevada loss.
Wednesday's game against Colorado State is the second meeting between the schools this year. The Bulldogs won at CSU 69-58 back on Jan. 27. In that game Fresno State was able to score 27 points off the 15 turnovers it forced.
Colorado State leads the all-time series 8-3. The Rams are 3-2 in their last five games and currently sit in sixth place in the Mountain West standings. CSU has held teams to just a 36.6 percent clip shooting the ball this season.
Ki-Ki Moore, who last weekend became the 18th Bulldog to score over 1,000 points at Fresno State, enters the game having scored 20 or more points in three-straight games. In the first meeting with CSU, Moore had 18 points on 8-of-15 shooting with five rebounds, three assists and two steals.
► The 85 points the Bulldogs scored at Boise State last Saturday are the most they have scored in a game this year. The 18-point victory matched their largest win and was their fifth double-digit victory in MW play.
► Rosie Moult has set a new school record for steals in a career with 251. She ranks third in the MW in steals this year with 58.
► Fresno State is tied for sixth nationally with 12.8 steals per game. Its 334 steals on the season are tied for the fifth-most in Mountain West history.
► Ki-Ki Moore has become the 18th player in school history to score over 1,000 points in a Bulldog uniform. In her two seasons at Fresno State, she has scored 1,011 points.
► Sophomore forward Alex Sheedy is averaging 12.0 points and 8.3 rebounds over her last four games.
Fresno State vs. Colorado State - Scouting Report
CSU enters the game 9-16 overall and 5-7 in the Mountain West to sit in sixth place in the league standings. The Rams have won three out of their last five, but all three of those wins have come at home. The two losses were both on the road and CSU is 2-9 on the road this year. Colorado State only scores 56.5 point per game, but it ranks fourth in scoring defense by allowing just 60 points per game and second in field goal percent defense at .366.
Last Time Against Colorado State
Fresno State's first half defense was suffocating, which allowed the `Dogs to take a 40-22 lead at the break. The Bulldogs nearly forced CSU to turn the ball over as many times (13) as total shots it attempted (14).
Ki-Ki Moore Reaches 1,000 Points as a Bulldog
Last week, Moore averaged 21 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.5 steals to lead Fresno State. She scored 20 points on Wednesday against Nevada when she was 6-of-15 from the field with five rebounds, four assists and four steals. Then in Saturday's 18-point win at Boise State, Moore scored a game-high 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting, she hit a season-high three 3-pointers and added six rebounds, six assists and three steals in her impressive performance. That Boise State game was Moore's third-straight contest scoring 20 or more points and it was her eighth 20-point game this season.
Moult Breaks School Steals Record
Additionally, Moult leads the Mountain West and is tied for 13th nationally with 3.0 made three's per game. She has missed five games this year due to injury, but still leads the conference with 63 total made 3-pointers. Moult has six games this year where she has sunk five trays in a game.
On the Boards
Sheedy Leads Rebounding Surge
She has also averaged 12.0 points over the last four games and is coming off a 17-point performance against Boise State last Saturday. She was 6-for-12 in the game against the Broncos and went 4-for-4 at the free-throw line. For the season, Sheedy is averaging 10.4 points on 41.7 percent shooting and 5.7 rebounds.
Point guard Taylor Thompson is averaging 12.8 points per road game this year, up from her home scoring average of 7.5 points. She shoots 43.5 percent in road games and junior guard Bree Farley, who averages 8.2 points per game on the road, is shooting 51.8 percent away from home. As a team, Fresno State is shooting 45.6 percent from the field in conference road games while connecting on 42.6 percent of its three's.