The Fresno State Bulldogs were down to a seven man rotation with senior Tyler Johnson out with injury this past weekend. The Bulldogs still won two out of three games and had to fight through overtime to get both of their wins.
“I’m really proud of this group the way we’ve had to kind of battle through this weekend,” Fresno State head coach Rodney Terry said.
Fresno State and Northern Arizona played their third game in three days on Sunday, and they had to play an extra five minutes of overtime on top of that.
In Saturday’s overtime win versus Cal State Bakersfield, four consecutive missed free throws by Marvelle Harris nearly cost the Bulldogs the game. On Sunday, Harris found himself in a familiar spot, but this time down by two points with two free throws in the final seconds. Harris swished both free throws to send the game to overtime.
In overtime, Cezar Guerrero made the go-ahead shot with 33 seconds remaining and Paul Watson made two free throws to put the game away.
The win placed the Bulldogs second of four teams in the Fresno State Classic, behind Drake and ahead of Cal State Bakersfield and Northern Arizona.
Harris and Guerrero were both named to the All-Tournament Team. Harris played all but three minutes in the tournament that included two overtime periods. Harris averaged 22 points and Guerrero averaged 16.7 over the three-day classic.
Fresno State heads on the road for three consecutive away games against Utah, California and Florida over the next few weeks. The Bulldogs and Utes tip off on Dec 7 at 2:00pm PT.