Fresno State takes care of CSUN 89-73, improve to 2-0

FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State men's basketball team defeated the CSUN Matadors 89-73 on Monday night at the Save Mart Center.

Fresno State senior guard Jaron Hopkins posted his second career double-double (first this season) as he had 17 points on 8-for-12 shooting, and added 10 rebounds and two steals. Senior guard Jahmel Taylor added 18 points on six 3-pointers (6-for-7 3FGA) and junior guard Deshon Taylor also had 18 points with four assists. 

Bulldogs' sophomore forward Bryson Williams chipped in 15 points and six rebounds, while redshirt sophomore forward Nate Grimes had five points and five blocks.

The game was broadcast on the Mountain West Network and was also the first live game stream ever on the NCAA March Madness Facebook and Twitter pages. Fresno State will also be featured by those NCAA March Madness social media pages when the 'Dogs host Montana State on Nov. 26 at 12 p.m. PT.

How it happened: With the score knotted at 25-25, Fresno State went on a 14-0 run to take a 39-25 lead and the 'Dogs continued to pound its way to a 50-34 halftime lead. Fresno State led by as many as 20 points in the second half. 

For the game, Fresno State shot a toasty 62.5 percent (35-for-56) from the field and 58.8 percent (10-for-17) from beyond the 3-point arc. The 'Dogs asserted themselves inside the paint by outscoring CSUN 48-24 in the key.

The Bulldogs also had seven blocks, including five by sophomore forward Nate Grimes, and for the large part, dictated the pace of the game, especially later in the first half and throughout the second half.

Fresno State Media Relations

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