San Francisco 60

(4-9, 0-4 away)

Fresno State 65

(7-3, 5-0 home)

    10:00 PM ET, December 29, 2005

    Save Mart Center, Fresno, California

    1 2 T
    SF 26 3460
    FRES 34 3165

    Top Performers

    San Francisco: A. Wiggins Jr. 24 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 Blk

    Fresno St: K. Bell 11 Pts, 3 Reb, 10 Ast, 2 Stl

    Fresno State 65, San Francisco 60

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Dwight O'Neil had 16 points and seven rebounds to help Fresno State overcame a career-high 24 points from Alan Wiggins in a 65-60 victory over San Francisco on Thursday night.

    Kevin Bell added 11 points and 10 assists for the Bulldogs, including a 3-pointer as the shot clock was running down in the final minute to make the score 63-57.

    The Dons got no closer than four points the rest of the way. Fresno State (7-3) improved to 5-0 at the Save Mart Center and dropped USF (4-9) to 0-6 on the road. The Dons have lost four straight overall.

    The Bulldogs won despite 20 turnovers and quiet nights from leading scorers Ja'Vance Coleman and Quinton Hosley. Hosley finished with 11 points and Coleman had a season-low eight.

    Vince Polakovic had a career-high 14 points for USF in his fourth game since becoming eligible. Wiggins had nine rebounds and four steals to go with his 9-for-13 shooting night.

    Trailing 34-26 at halftime, USF tied the game with an 8-0 run to begin the second half. But Fresno State responded with 10 straight to retake the lead for good.

    The Bulldogs' lead swelled to 53-40 on O'Neil's baseline drive with 9:30 remaining. USF surged back by getting hitting several outside shots, then feeding the ball to Wiggins underneath. Wiggins scored six straight points as the Dons cut the deficit to 58-57 with 4:05 left.

    On Fresno State's next possession, Coleman fed Hector Hernandez for a transition layup.

    Renato Cesar and O'Neil combined for 11 points during a 13-0 Fresno State run midway through the first half. O'Neil's 3-pointer put the Bulldogs ahead 30-18 with 4:53 remaining.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 60 65
    FG Made-Attempted 23-56 (.411) 25-54 (.463)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-15 (.133) 9-27 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-20 (.600) 6-9 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 12

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