Fresno State crushed the Spartans 81-39 in a game that essentially was over by halftime.
The Bulldogs burst to a 38-17 halftime lead, then put the deep freeze on the cold-shooting Spartans. San Jose State came into the game leading the WAC with 48% field-goal accuracy and a defense that limited opponents to 34% shooting.
Fresno State held the Spartans to 23% shooting, made 48% of its shots and smothered the boards for a 52-39 advantage. All-WAC guard Cricket Williams, the Spartans' go-to player, missed 19 of 21 shots and only had four points.
"It was a big game for Fresno tonight and they stepped it up. They brought a lot of energy," Spartans coach Janice Richard said.
San Jose State junior forward Lamisha Augustine, a former Roosevelt High standout, made 1 of 6 shots and had four points and four rebounds.
The Spartans (9-2, 1-1) made just 15 of its 66 shots for the game. Guad Cricket Williams was just 2-of-21 from the field and scored just four points. Lindsay Harris came off the bench to lead the team with 10 points. Nica Gemo led the team with a season high 13 rebounds in the loss.
Fresno State (7-5, 1-1) outrebounded SJSU 52-39 and shot 47.5 percent from the field. Chanie Sutherland led all scorers with 19 points, while Mindy Clark added 10.
Though the crowd was announced at 4,398 (tickets sold), the in-house number was closer to 800.
San Jose State returns home this Thursday for a game against Hawaii. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. in The Event Center.