LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sam Merrill had 22 points as Utah State easily beat Fresno State 85-60 in the Mountain West Conference Tournament semifinals on Friday night. Diogo Brito added 20 points for the...
Fresno State, Utah State meet in MWC semis
Fresno State (23-8, 14-5) vs. Utah State (26-6, 16-3)
Mountain West Conference Tournament Semifinals, Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas; Friday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Deshon Taylor recorded 18 points and 10 assists to carry Fresno State to a 76-50 win over Air Force in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament on Thursday...
Huggins, Blackwell lift Fresno St. late, top Boise St. 65-63
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Braxton Huggins put Fresno State in front with a 3-point play in the final half-minute and Noah Blackwell extended the lead as Fresno State held off Boise State 65-63 on Wednesday night.
Huggins scores 31 to carry Fresno St. over UNLV 83-65
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Braxton Huggins had 31 points as Fresno State defeated UNLV 83-65 on Saturday.
Huggins hit 6 of 9 3-pointers.
Deshon Taylor had 18 points and six rebounds for Fresno State (17-6, 8-3 Mountain West Conference). Noah Blackwell added 13 points. Nate Grimes had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the visiting team.
Grimes grabs 19 rebounds; Fresno St. beats New Mexico 82-70
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Nate Grimes matched a season-high with 19 points and grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds to help Fresno State beat New Mexico 82-70 on Saturday night.
Braxton Huggins scored 22 points and Deshon Taylor added 20 for the Bulldogs (16-5, 7-2 Mountain West Conference), who have won four of their last five games. Grimes' 19 boards also set a record at the Save Mart Center.
Williams scores 24, Fresno pulls away from Wyoming 75-62
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — New Williams made five of his six 3-pointers in the second half when he scored 15 of his career-high 24 points and Fresno State took control after the break for a 75-62 win over Wyoming on Wednesday night.
The Bulldogs (15-5, 6-2 Mountain West Conference) made 9 of 14 3-pointers and shot 50 percent in the second half to break away from a 33-33 tie at halftime.
Fresno State rallies from 20-point deficit to beat SDSU
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Braxton Huggins had a career-high 20 points with eight rebounds and five assists, Nate Grimes added 13 points and 16 rebounds and Fresno State rallied from a 20-point, first-half deficit to beat San Diego State 66-62 on Tuesday night.
Taylor scores 15 points in Fresno State’s big second half
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Deshon Taylor scored all of his 15 points in the second half and Fresno State rallied to defeat Boise State 63-53 on Saturday night.
Boise State led 28-22 at halftime after Fresno State shot 34 percent and made 2-of-15 3-pointers. The Bulldogs, the leading 3-point shooting team in the Mountain West Conference, made 5-of-8 3-pointers in the second half and outscored the Broncos 41-25.
Fresno State builds big 1st-half lead, beats Colorado State
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Deshon Taylor had 21 points and seven assists on Saturday night, and Fresno State built a big first-half lead and held on for a 78-67 win over Colorado State.
The Bulldogs (11-3, 2-0 Mountain West Conference) went on a 23-2 run starting near the midpoint of the first half to lead 34-12 with 3:44 left in the period. The Rams (5-10, 0-2) answered with a 10-2 run to close the half.
Grimes’ double-double helps lead Fresno St past San Jose St
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Nate Grimes scored 19 points and collected 12 rebounds to lead Fresno State to a 73-53 win over San Jose State Wednesday night in a Mountain West Conference opener.
Huggins with 20 points, Fresno State routs UT Martin 93-53
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Braxton Huggins scored 20 points on six 3-pointers, leading Fresno State to its seventh-straight win, a 93-53 rout of UT Martin on Saturday night.
New Williams added 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists for the Bulldogs (9-2). Nate Grimes scored 14 points with six rebounds and four steals, Aguir Agau had 13 points and five rebounds and Noah Blackwell had 12 points and eight assists.
Williams, Huggins keep Fresno State rolling in win over Cal
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Noah Blackwell is making sure Fresno State's offense doesn't miss a beat while point guard Deshon Taylor recovers from a dislocated left elbow.
The Bulldogs are also getting more production out of their big men to help make up for the loss of Taylor's 18 points a game.
Blackwell had 13 points and career-highs of nine assists and seven rebounds and Fresno State won its sixth straight, beating California 95-73 on Wednesday night.
Fresno St. overwhelms Long Beach St. in 92-71 win
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Noah Blackwell scored 22 points, Nate Grimes scored 15 points with 14 rebounds and Fresno State beat Long Beach State 92-71 on Saturday.
The Bulldogs are on a five-game winning streak averaging 79.8 points per game. Their lowest scoring game this season came in a 77-69 loss on the road to then 21st-ranked TCU on Nov. 15.
Huggins, Fresno St. squeeze Weber St. in 71-52 victory
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Braxton Huggins scored 17 points and Noah Blackwell 16 and Fresno State beat Weber State 71-52 on Wednesday night.
Fresno State (6-2) gradually began to take control in the latter part of the first half with a 15-5 spurt in a little more than seven minutes for a 30-20 halftime lead. The Bulldogs held Weber State (5-3) to 7-of 27 (26 percent) shooting including 2 of 12 from 3-point range. The Wildcats didn't help their cause and missed 6 of 10 foul shots.
Taylor scores 32, Fresno State defeats Cal Poly 76-67
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Deshon Taylor hit four 3-pointers, went 12-for-14 at the line and scored 32 points, matching his career high, and added six assists as Fresno defeated Cal Poly 76-67 on Saturday. Taylor has scored a career-best 32 three times.
Braxton Huggins added 17 points and Nate Grimes 12 for Fresno State (5-2), which never trailed and led by as many as 14 early in the second half before Cal Poly launched a 12-6 run to get the gap down to 40-35.
Fresno State sweeps San Diego State 79-61
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Jaron Hopkins had 20 points and five assists, Nate Grimes added 15 points off the bench and Fresno State beat San Diego State 79-61 on Tuesday night in the 115th meeting.
Fresno State (17-8, 7-5 Mountain West) has won five of the last six games in the series, including a 77-73 victory on Jan. 17.
Grimes has 20 points, 12 boards as Fresno St. runs past Wyo.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Nate Grimes had a career-high 20 points to go with 12 rebounds as Fresno State thundered past Wyoming 80-62 on Saturday afternoon.
Fresno State sprinted to an early lead and went into intermission holding a 46-30 advantage. The Bulldogs finished with the largest victory margin in their history in a Mountain West road game.
The last time these teams met was last season when Wyoming took a 102-100 victory in four overtimes.
D. Taylor and Bowles send Fresno St. past Air Force 71-59
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Deshon Taylor scored 18 points and Ray Bowles Jr. scored 16 and missed just 2 of 9 from the field and Fresno State handed Air Force a 71-59 defeat on Saturday.
Taylor finished 8 of 10 from the free throw line and Fresno State (11-4, 1-1 Mountain West) shot 53 percent (25 of 47) from the field. Jahmel Taylor added 10 points for the Bulldogs.
Williams’ 30 helps Fresno St. down D-II Monterey Bay 93-56
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Bryson Williams scored a career-high 30 points on 14-of-17 shooting and Nate Grimes pulled a career-high 17 rebounds to help Fresno State beat Division II Cal State Monterey Bay 93-56 on Monday night.
Fresno State (10-3) was 39 of 67 (58 percent) from the field and outrebounded the Otters 49-21. Deshon Taylor scored 18 points with nine assists, five steals and five rebounds, Ray Bowles Jr. scored 16, Jahmel Taylor 13 and Grimes 10.