Fresno State Needs Overtime To Defeat San Jose State
Bulldogs move onto the quarterfinal round of the Mountain West tournament
Fresno State wins, 69-67
The Fresno State Bulldogs are moving onto the quarterfinals to face the San Diego State Aztecs. The Bulldogs escaped the first round of the Mountain West Tournament with an overtime 69-67 win thanks to Jordan Campbell game winner with 0.6 seconds left in the game.
The San Jose State Spartans gave Fresno State all they could handle. What a game from Tim Miles’ squad. The Spartans did not look like a one-win conference team. What a game from Omari Moore who led San Jose State with 19 points and 13 rebounds.
The Spartans shot 45% from three but shot 35% from the free throw line and had 14 turnovers. San Jose had a chance to win it in overtime but a late turnover with 22 seconds left caused by Fresno State full court press lost the Spartans this game. San Jose State is still looking for it’s first tournament win in the Mountain West as they finish the season 8-23.
HIGHLIGHTS: @FresnoStateMBB survived the upset bid from San José State, winning 69-67 in overtime to advance to the quarterfinals!@O_BREEZY_17 scored 31 for the 'Dogs.#MWMadness | #GoDogs pic.twitter.com/Qnd3jMfKOv
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For the Bulldogs they managed to squeeze this game out thanks to Orlando Robinson who had 31 points and 6 rebounds. The poor shooting continued today as the Bulldogs shot 4-23 from three at 17% and missed 13 free throws going 19-32 at 59%. Coach Hutson can’t be happy with today’s effort and performance. Robinson was the only player in double figures until overtime. Isaiah Hill finished with 14 points. Defensively the Bulldogs have to do a better job finding the corner shooters and limiting the inside scoring. But Defense was the reason why the Bulldogs won today as they forced a late turnover to set up the game-winning shot.
Next up, the Bulldogs will face San Diego State in the quarterfinals. The last time these two met the game went to double overtime as the Aztecs escaped with a one-point victory. Fatigue will play a factor for the Bulldogs. Can someone other than Robinson step up and make some plays?