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Fresno State 89, Boise State 82

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Ja'Vance Coleman scored 25 points and
Fresno State scored 14 straight points midway through the second
half to defeat Boise State 89-82 on Thursday night.

After Franco Harris' 3-pointer with 10:37 left gave Boise State
(7-8, 1-3 Western Athletic Conference) a 65-63 lead for its first
edge since the opening minutes, the Bulldogs (10-4, 4-1) held the
Broncos scoreless for the next 8:15.

Dreike Bouldin scored five points and Mustafa Al-Sayyad had four
in the run that gave Fresno State a 77-65 lead. Bouldin and
Al-Sayyad finished with 15 points and eight rebounds apiece.

The Broncos pulled to 84-80 on Blackburn's reverse layup with
36.4 seconds left. With Boise State fouling quickly, Fresno State
made five of six free throws in the closing seconds after
struggling from the line until that point.

Jermaine Blackburn led the Broncos with 23 points and Harris
added 13.

Coleman scored nine straight points to finish the first half.
Donovan Morris added 18 overall for Fresno State.

Fresno State shot 54.2 percent from the field compared to 42.3
percent for Boise State.