Scores

Final

San Jose State 56

(3-8, 0-2 WAC)

Fresno State 63

(8-3, 2-0 WAC)

    6:00 PM ET, January 2, 2005

    Save Mart Center, Fresno, California

    1 2 T
    SJSU 29 2756
    FRES 33 3063

    Top Performers

    San Jose State: M. Chandler 21 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl

    Fresno State: M. Al-Sayyad 14 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Blk

    Fresno State 63, San Jose State 56

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Ja'Vance Coleman scored 15 points and Mustafa Al-Sayyad added 14 points and 10 rebounds as Fresno State defeated San Jose State 63-56 on Sunday in a battle of cold-shooting teams.

    Marquin Chandler had a game-high 21 points for the Spartans, who shot a season-low 32.3 percent from the field in suffering their sixth straight loss.

    Dreike Bouldin added 12 points on four three-pointers for the Bulldogs (8-3 overall, 2-0 Western Athletic Conference).

    San Jose State fell to 3-8 overall (0-2 WAC).

    Fresno State outrebounded the Spartans 48-31, including a 15-9 edge on the offensive glass.

    The Bulldogs led by as many 14 points in the second half, 54-40, after Coleman drove for a layup and sank a three-pointer during an 18-second span.

    Chandler's runner with 3:32 left trimmed the deficit to 56-49, but consecutive inside buckets by Al-Sayyad and Coleman put the game out of reach.

    Alex Elam added 14 points for San Jose State on 5-of-14 shooting, while Chandler surpassed the 20-point plateau in his fourth straight game.

    Al-Sayyad scored six of his 14 points in the final 4:42 for Fresno State, which shot 37.9 percent (11-of-29) in both halves. Despite 4-of-18 shooting, Coleman reached double digits in scoring for the 11th consecutive game.

    The Bulldogs led 33-29 at halftime with both teams shooting below 38 percent from the floor.

    After grabbing an offensive rebound, Carl Ross found Dwight O'Neil for a three-pointer to give Fresno State its biggest lead of the half, 29-20, with 3:15 left.

    Chandler had 15 first-half points on 6-of-10 shooting.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SJSU
    FRES
    Points 56 63
    FG Made-Attempted 20-62 (.323) 22-58 (.379)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-23 (.261) 7-23 (.304)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-10 (1.000) 12-15 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 14

    2004-05 Season

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