Scores

Final

Fresno State 71

(22-8, 10-6 WAC)

Utah State 66

(21-10, 9-7 WAC)

    9:05 PM ET, March 3, 2007

    Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, Logan, Utah

    1 2 T
    FRES 32 3971
    USU 34 3266

    Top Performers

    Fresno St: K. Bell 25 Pts, 3 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Blk

    Utah State: C. Spicer 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Fresno St. 71, Utah St. 66

    Associated Press

    LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Kevin Bell scored a career-high 25 points to lead Fresno State past Utah State University 71-66 Saturday night.

    Bell shot 8-for-12 from the field for the Bulldogs (22-8, 10-6 Western Athletic Conference) and dropped in three critical free throws in the final 1:10. Dominic McGuire scored 18 and Eddie Miller added 12 for Fresno State.

    The Aggies (21-10, 9-7 WAC) were led by Chaz Spicer with a career-high 22 points. Stephen DuCharme dropped in 13 and Durrall Peterson added 12.

    FSU trailed in the game until 8:35 left in the game when McGuire hit a short jumper and gave the Bulldogs the lead, 47-45. The teams then traded leads in an exchange of four consecutive 3-point shots.

    Moments later, with 2:40 to play, Fresno took the lead for good, 63-62, when McGuire threw down a dunk, receiving a lob pass from Bell.

    USU's leading scorer on the season, Jaycee Carroll (21.5 ppg) was held to a season-low six points on 2-for-12 shooting. The Bulldog win broke a 15-game home winning streak by USU, their only home loss on the season.

    Fresno led much of the first half behind 11 points from Bell, who shot 4-for-6 from the field in the half. USU took their first lead at 16-14 when Stephen DuCharme hit a layup with 10:10 remaining.

    Fresno made only five of 19 3-point attempts in the first half, and USU led at halftime 34-23.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FRES
    USU
    Points 71 66
    FG Made-Attempted 25-60 (.417) 27-73 (.370)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-27 (.370) 5-23 (.217)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-28 (.393) 7-10 (.700)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 8

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