Bulldogs Lose in Familiar Fashion

Posted Jan 12, 2014

The Fresno State Bulldogs lost 76-57 to the Colorado State Rams on Saturday. The Bulldogs were led by Tyler Johnson’s 21 points. Fresno State falls to 8-9 on the season and 1-3 in conference play.

The Fresno State Bulldogs jumped out to a 12-4 lead, but made just one shot over the next 10 minutes of play. Colorado State went on a 25-4 run and went into halftime with a double digit lead.

The Bulldogs got back within five points midway through the second half, but another brutal scoring drought was on the horizon. Paul Watson’s 3-pointer with 8:30 remaining was the team’s last made field goal as the Rams outscored the Bulldogs 14-1 to close out a double digit win.

Just as in their losses to UNLV and Boise State, the young Bulldogs’ team competed in spurts, but had their offense disappear for long stretches and gave up big runs.

Tyler Johnson led the Bulldogs for the third straight game, this time with 21 points. Paul Watson added 12 points while Cezar Guerrero had 11 as the only other Bulldogs in double figures. The rest of the team made just 2 of 20 attempts from the field.

The Bulldogs shot only 34% overall while Colorado State shot 48% from the field and made 52% of their 3-pointers. Forward J.J. Avila grabbed 17 rebounds to lead the Rams to a 43-27 advantage on the boards.

The loss drops the Bulldogs to 1-3 in conference play and 8-9 on the season. Fresno State next plays at the 13th ranked San Diego State Aztecs on Wednesday at 7:00pm PT.

Related Stories
Breakdown: Fresno State at Colorado State
 -by BulldogPlaybook.com  Jan 11, 2014
Week 3: MW Power Rankings
 -by BulldogPlaybook.com  Jan 14, 2014
Breakdown: Fresno State at #10 SDSU
 -by BulldogPlaybook.com  Jan 15, 2014

Get the 2014 Scout.com Recruiting Yearbook with an annual Total Access Pass
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from BulldogPlaybook.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
C Rodney Terry (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Basketball > Fresno State
[View My HotList]