San Jose State Spartans Fall To Fresno State 82-56

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).

Marvelle Harris, who hit all four 3-point attempts, contributed 16 points while Tyler Johnson added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Fresno State.

Rashad Muhammed led the Spartan scorers with 13 points but was just 3-of-11 from the field, all 3 baskets being from 3-point range. Jaleel Williams was the only other Spartan in double figures with 10 points.  Chris Cunningham led the team with seven rebounds and added nine points.  D.J. Brown added eighth points and three assists, while Isaac Thornton had eight points and five rebounds.

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