A look at Fresno State.

Fresno State is struggling. The team is just 5-4 against fairly lackluster competition. They come to McKale Center on Sunday with the hopes of beating the Wildcats.

Fresno State Bulldogs
Founded: 1911
Enrollment: 20,299
School Colors: Red & Blue
Conference: WAC
Team Info:
2007-08 Record: 5-4
Hone/Away/Neutral: 4-1/1-3/0-0
Starters Returning: 3
Starters Lost: 2
Good Wins: none
Good Loses: San Diego State, UNLV
Bad Loses: Sam Houston State, CS Bakersfield
The Coach:Steve Cleveland
Record at Fresno: 39-25, 3 years
Overall Record: 177-134, 11 years

Players:
Leading Scorer Kevin Bell (18.1)
Leading Rebounder: Hector Hernandez (7.8)
Assist Leader: Kevin Bell (6.1)
Steals Leader: Dwight O'Neil (injured)(2.3)
Free Throw % Hector Hernandez (.851)
3 Pt%: Eddie Miller (.455)

Probable Starters:
G Kevin Bell, 5-11, 165, Sr.
G Eddie Miller, 6-3, 170, Sr.
G Bryan Harvey, 6-5, 210 So.
F Hector Hernandez, 6-9, 225, Sr.
F Alex Blair, 6-8, 220, Sr.

Info: Fresno will ride their starters. All five will likely log over 30 minutes a game. Cleveland will not go deep on his bench. Just two reserves play 20 minutes or more.

Bell is the key. The point guard is the team's best scorer and distributor. A tough player, he is not afraid to attack the rim against bigger players. He's a solid shooter, shooting over 45% from behind the arc.

Miller is the team's best outside shooter and has picked up some of the scoring load after the injury to O'Neil. O'Neil is not due back until after the first of the year.

Harvey is the lone non-senior in the starting line-up and is starting to come on. He had a career high in points, rebounds and blocks in the Bulldogs' second to last game and sent the game into overtime with a last second shot.

Reserve guard Tyson Parker was originally going to redshirt to add senior leadership to next year's team, but with injury to O'Neil he has returned to active duty. He had seven assists in the last game.

Fresno State has been iffy this year. They have a few bad losses and almost fell to lower division Cal State Monterey Bay and struggled to put away Portland and Liberty.

Their two best opponents, San Diego State and UNLV, each won by double figures. Coincidentally enough, those are the next two opponents for the Cats.


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