Bulldogs Take One From Boise State 81-79

Fresno State outplayed the Broncos down the stretch to steal an 81-79 win over Boise State last night in Fresno.

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Fresno State took over midway through the second half to drop Boise State 81-79 in Fresno in a game nationally televised by ESPN2. The Broncos (13-14, 5-10 in the Western Athletic Conference) held a 70-60 lead when the Bulldogs went on a 21-9 run to capture the win.

Coby Karl missed a desperation 3-point shot with time running out and Matt Bauscher had the follow blocked by Quinton Hosley to preserve the win for Fresno State. Ja'Vance Coleman gave the Bulldogs (15-11, 8-6 WAC) an 81-79 lead with eight seconds to play.

Coleman led all scorers with 25 points, while Hosley had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Bulldogs.

Eric Lane led Boise State with 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting, while Tez Banks totaled a career-high 17 points and five rebounds. Seth Robinson had his first career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Karl had just nine points on 3-of-14 shooting. It was the first time in 20 games that Karl has failed to score double digits.

Boise State out shot Fresno State 47.8 percent to 42.4 percent, but the Bulldogs attempted 10 more free throws and made six more to get the win.

 

Top 3 Players:

1. Seth Robinson

2. Eric Lane

3. Tez Banks

 

Bronco MVP Season Standings:

1. Coby Karl 56

2. Eric Lane 24

3. Matt Bauscher 19

4. Seth Robinson 15

5. Kareem Lloyd 13

5. Tez Banks 13

7. Tyler Tiedeman 10

8. Kenny Wilson 7

9. Kurt Cunningham 4

10. McNeal Thompson 1

 

Boise State Career Scoring Leaders:

1. Tanoka Beard (1989-1993)...............1944 (17.7 average)

2. Steve Connor (1974-1978)...............1927 (18.0)

3. Abe Jackson (1998-2002).................1660 (15.7)

4. Chris Childs (1985-1989)..................1602 (13.6)

5. Roberto Bergersen (1996-1999).........1485 (17.3)

6. Vince Hinchen (1981-1984)...............1243 (15.9)

7. Coby Karl (2003-present).............1216 (12.8)

8. Gerry Washington (1995-1999)..........1210 (10.7)

9. Pat Hoke (1972-1976)......................1165 (13.5)

10. Trent Johnson (1974-1978)...............1155 (10.8)

11. John Coker (1991-1995)..................1126 (13.4)

12. Danny Jones (1974-1978)................1090 (11.1)

13. Bryan Defares (2000-2004)..............1087 (9.2)

14. Ron Austin (1969-1971)...................1067 (20.5)

15. Greg Bunn (1970-1973)....................1032 (13.4)

 

Boise State Career 3-Pointers Leaders:

1. Abe Jackson (253)

2. Gerry Washington (184)

3. Coby Karl (183)

4. Mike Tolman (171)

5. Roberto Bergersen (163)

5. Chris Childs (163)

7. Eric Lane (143)

8. Brian King (120)

9. Joe Wyatt (117)

10. Booker Nabors (111)



Boise State Career Free-Throw Leaders:

1. Tanoka Beard (592)

2. Steve Connor (385)

3. Chris Childs (359)

4. Greg Bunn (346)

5. Gerry Washington (3220

6. Abe Jackson (319)

7. Bryan Defares (313)

8. Coby Karl (301)

9. Pat Hoke (275)

10. Vince Hinchen (265)



Boise State Career Assists Leaders:

1. Steve Connor (502)

2. Chris Childs (392)

3. Gerry Washington (347)

4. Joe Skiffer (343)

5. Bryan Defares (298 )

6. Doug Usitalo (275)

7. Coby Karl (273)

8. Booker Nabors (249)

8. C.J. Williams (249)

10. Terry Miller (243)


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