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Utah State 70

(10-5, 0-2 WAC)

Fresno State 79

(13-2, 2-0 WAC)

    10:00 PM ET, January 6, 2007

    Save Mart Center, Fresno, California

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    USU 29 4170
    FRES 46 3379

    Top Performers

    Utah State: C. Spicer 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    Fresno State: D. McGuire 19 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 4 Blk

    Fresno State 79, Utah State 70

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Dominic McGuire had 19 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks as Fresno State held off a late rally by Utah State for a 79-70 victory Saturday night.

    Ja'Vance Coleman added 16 points while Quinton Hosley and Kevin Bell had 15 apiece for the Bulldogs. Chaz Spicer scored 20 points for Utah State, including a layup with 1:23 left that pulled the Aggies to within 73-68.

    Utah State, which trailed by as many as 20 points in the second half, got the ball back following a turnover by Bell but committed a five-second violation while trying to inbound the ball underneath its own basket.

    After Fresno State (13-2, 2-0 WAC) made two of four free throws, McGuire passed to Hosley for a layup while being fouled by Nick Hammer.

    Hosley's free throw made the score 78-68 with 23 seconds left.

    Utah State (10-5, 0-2) got 16 points from Jaycee Carroll, who entered the game tied with Nevada's Nick Fazekas for the WAC scoring lead at 20.9 points per game. Harassed all game by a variety of defenders, Carroll made just 3 of 12 field goals.

    Fresno State shot 50 percent from the field and played well defensively with 10 blocks and 10 steals.

    The Aggies shot 38.7 percent against the WAC's top-ranked defense and out-rebounded the Bulldogs 41-29, including 16 on the offensive end, but finished with only 10 second-chance points. Utah State committed 11 turnovers, leading to 19 Bulldogs points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    USU
    FRES
    Points 70 79
    FG Made-Attempted 24-62 (.387) 28-56 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-23 (.435) 8-25 (.320)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-12 (1.000) 15-25 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 19

    2006-07 Season

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