FRESNO, Calif. — The Fresno State men’s basketball team defeated the San Jose State Spartans 121-81 on a special Saturday night at the Save Mart Center.
The 121 points scored by Fresno State are the most points scored by a MW team this season and the most-ever by a team in a conference game in 20 seasons of MW basketball. It was also the fourth-highest scoring game in program history and the most scored in a game by the Bulldogs since 1997.
Fresno State (22-8, 13-5 Mountain West) will enter the 2019 Mountain West Basketball Championships as the No. 3 seed and open play in the MW quarterfinals in Las Vegas on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. PT. Fresno State is the only MW program to have earned a first-round bye for the MW Tournament in each of the last five seasons, including this season.
Fresno State senior guard Deshon Taylor scored a career-high 37 points with eight assists, while senior guard Braxton Huggins also added a career-best 34 points with a program-record 10 made 3-pointers, which also tied a MW record for most 3-point field goals made by an individual in a game and were the most-ever by a MW senior. This was the first time in program history that two Bulldogs scored 30 or more points in the same game.
Fresno State redshirt junior guard Noah Blackwell added a “quiet” 25 points while making a career-high seven 3-pointers (on just eight attempts) and also had eight assists.
With 23 made 3-pointers, Fresno State set new program and Mountain West records for most 3-point field goals made in a game.
SJSU (4-26, 1-17 MW) was paced by Michael Steadman, who had a team-high 21 points and nine rebounds for the Spartans.
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