Wyoming Hosts Streaking Fresno State on Tuesday
Feb. 17, 2014
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming men's basketball team looks to return a favor when Fresno State visits the Arena-Auditorium at 7 p.m. MT Tuesday. The Cowboys (16-9, 7-5 MW) had a four-game winning streak snapped with a 67-62 road loss to the Bulldogs (13-13, 6-7 MW) on Jan. 19. Now Fresno State visits Laramie with the Mountain West's longest current winning streak at five games, after winning four more contests after its victory over the Pokes.
Tickets can be purchased by calling the Wyoming Athletics Ticket Office at 877-WYO-FAN1 (877-996-3261) or online at GoWYO.com. Fans can follow live stats, audio and video of the game through the men's basketball Gameday Central page on GoWYO.com. The contest will also be broadcast on the radio by the Cowboy Sports Network and televised by ROOT Sports. Contact your local cable or satellite provider for further channel information.
A Look at the Matchup
Head coach Rodney Terry and Fresno State visit Laramie as the hottest team in the Mountain West with a five-game winning streak to sit seventh in the conference at 6-7 in league play and 13-13 overall. The Bulldogs started their streak with a 67-62 win over Wyoming and have gone on to pick up four more victories, including two by more than 17 points each. Most recently, FSU earned a 75-66 home win over Colorado State last Saturday. The Bulldogs used a 12-0 run to end of the first half and build a 13-point lead, then held off a hard charging Colorado State team for the win. Fresno State saw their lead, which had been as big as 16 at one point in the second half, cut to 68-62 with 2:09 to play. However, free throws and great ball movement helped the Bulldogs finish the deal and extend their winning streak. On the season, Fresno State's 74.0 points per game are good for third in the MW, while it shoots 44 percent from the field for ninth and 35 percent beyond the arc for sixth. FSU's 8.6 threes per game in MW play lead the league. Defensively, the Bulldogs allow 71.6 points to rank 10th in the conference. FSU allows opponents to shoot 43 percent for eighth and 33 percent for sixth. Fresno State's minus 2.3 rebounding margin is last in the conference.
Each Team's Leaders
Fresno State has four players average in double figures, led by senior guard Tyler Johnson's 16.0 points per game for ninth in the MW. His 7.4 rebounds are 11th and 48 percent from the field is fifth. He notched 18 points and six boards versus the Rams. Sophomore guard Marvelle Harris contributes 14.6 points per game and 5.4 rebounds, while his 35 minutes per game are fifth in the league. Redshirt sophomore guard Cezar Guerrero is right behind him at 14.0 points per game, as his 2.2 threes rank seventh and his 87 percent at the free throw line is second. His 4.0 assists rank fourth in the MW and his 1.6 steals are fifth. Freshman guard/forward Paul Watson rounds out FSU's double-figure scorers at 10.0 points and adds 4.8 rebounds. Junior forward Alex Davis rounds out FSU's probable starters at 5.6 points and 4.3 rebounds. His 1.8 blocks per game rank fifth in the MW. Five Bulldogs scored more than 10 points against CSU.
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