Fresno State raced to an impressive start as the team pulled away with a 21-6 lead in the first six minutes of the game. The Spartans put up an early fight, getting as close as within 10 points at 26-16, but unfortunately that would remain as close as the team would get to the Bulldogs for the duration in an 82-56 loss at the Save Mart Center in Fresno.
Fresno State dominated throughout, sinking nearly as many 3-point shots as San Jose did field goals. The Bulldogs made 13-of-28 3-point attempts, while hitting 49.1 percent from the field. San Jose State made 17-of-56 field goal attempts.
Low scoring and lower FG percentages proved to be a factor for San Jose who shot 30.4 percent (29.6 percent in the second half) and 28.6 percent from 3-point range (21.4 percent in second half), opposing Fresno State’s impressive 55.9 (19-for-34). The positive for the Spartans came at the free throw line where the team was 87.5 percent (14-of-16).