March 15, 2014
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -
The Fresno State women's basketball team looks to capture its fourth-straight conference tournament championship Saturday night when the Bulldogs face Colorado State at 7 p.m. in the 2014 Reese's Mountain West Championship title game. The contest is being televised nationally on the CBS Sports Network.
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Fresno State, now in its second year as a member of the Mountain West, is 5-0 all-time in the MW tournament.
Second-seeded Fresno State will take on top-seeded Colorado State in the Saturday's MW title game at 7 p.m. PT. The two teams split the season series, with each team winning on its home court.
No. 1 seeds are 4-2 all-time vs. No. 2 seeds in MW tournament history.
The Bulldogs have now won 11 consecutive conference tournament games dating back to their time as a member of the Western Athletic Conference.
Fresno State has now advanced to the championship game of a conference tournament for the seventh-consecutive season. The Bulldogs have won five of those previous six title games, including each of the last three.
Fresno State is seeking to become the first back-to-back MW tournament champion since 2008, and third overall. New Mexico won three consecutive titles from 2003-05, and also won back-to-back titles in 2007 and 2008.
The Bulldogs have connected on at least 10 three-pointers in both of their MW tournament games this year. They made 10 in Tuesday's quarterfinal game vs. UNLV, and 11 Friday vs. Nevada. The 21 combined three-pointers are just five shy of the all-time MW tournament record of 26 set by Colorado State in 2001.
The 11 made three-pointers vs. Nevada tie the MW semifinals record set by Wyoming vs. Colorado State (March 14, 2013), and are also tied for the second-most all-time in any MW tournament game.
The Bulldogs had five players score in double figures in both games of the conference tournament. In 29 regular season games, there were 13 contests where four Bulldogs went for 10 or more points, but never five in the same game.