Bulldogs to Play at Santa Clara, Dec. 29
Dec. 28, 2012
Game #12 - Dec. 29, 2012
Fresno State Bulldogs (7-4, 0-0 MW) at Santa Clara Broncos (6-5, 0-0 WCC)
2 p.m. PT Leavey Center (4,500) Santa Clara, Calif.
Radio: None Live Stats: gobulldogs.com
Series Record: Fresno State leads 22-14 Last Meeting: 11/13/11 - FS 83, SCU 71Fresno State Game Notes
The Bulldogs enter the game 7-4 overall and last played on Dec. 21 when they defeated San Francisco, 72-63. That was Fresno State's first road win of the season and the 'Dogs look to keep that momentum rolling as conference play approaches.
Since returning from a three-game absence on Dec. 8, senior guard Rosie Moult has led the Bulldogs over the past four games. She has scored in double figures in every contest and has averaged a team-best 15.8 points per game in that time.
Junior guard Ki-Ki Moore ranks fourth in the Mountain West in scoring, averaging 15.5 points in 11 games this season. She has two double-doubles on the year and is second in the conference in steals with 33.
Fellow junior Taylor Thompson leads the Mountain West with 42 steals and she has a 1.7 assist-to-turnover ratio.
Fresno State is averaging 68.5 points per game on the year and is shooting 38.8 percent. Defensively, the 'Dogs only allow 59.5 points and force an average of 20.6 turnovers per game.
Last season, Fresno State defeated Santa Clara 83-71 on Nov. 13 in the Save Mart Center. The Bulldogs received 50 points from guards Blakely Goldberg and Ki-Ki Moore. Goldberg scored a career-high 22 points and Moore scored 27 of her 28 points in the second half.
► Junior guard Ki-Ki Moore has scored in double figures in 10-of-11 games this year and ranks fourth in the conference with 15.5 points per game.
► Rosie Moult, since returning from a three-game absence on Dec. 8, has averaged 15.8 points over the last four games.
► Taylor Thompson's 42 steals are nine more than any other player in the conference has. Ki-Ki Moore is second with 33 steals and the Bulldogs force their opponent to turn the ball over 20.6 times per game.
► The 'Dogs will host its next game at the Save Mart Center in its first conference game versus New Mexico on Jan. 12, four weeks from its last home game.
Fresno State vs. Santa Clara - Scouting Report
Preseason All-West Coast Conference senior guard Meagan Fulps leads the Broncos in scoring with 13.1 points per game. Guard Ricki Radanovich is the only other Bronco averaging double figures, as she puts in 12.2 points per game and has made a team-high 28 3-pointers on the season.
The Bulldogs are shooting just 35.6 percent on the road this year where they have been out-rebounded by 4.4 boards per game. However, in the win at San Francisco eight days ago Fresno State shot 49.1 percent from the field, had 40 points in the paint and scored 25 points off the 21 turnovers it forced. The improved field goal percentage was a key, as it was the first road game all season that Fresno State had shot above 40 percent from the floor. Four Bulldogs scored in double figures in the victory with Taylor Thompson leading the way with 17 points on 5-of-7 shooting and 7-of-10 from the free-throw line.
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