Teammate Mychal Ladd played big like surname namesake Ernie, nailing five three-pointers for his total of 15. Sylvester Seay added 19.
San Jose State's Mac Peterson was dialing up long distance like never before nailing a total of seven three-pointers for 21 points. Chris Oakes doubled-doubled again with 12 points and 13 boards. Adrian Oliver totaled 12.
The Bulldogs (9-7, 3-0 WAC) kept the second half lead around nine to 11 points until a Peterson trey pulled the Spartans within five at the 13 minute mark. A short while later, another Peterson three-pointer pulled San Jose State (8-6, 1-2 WAC) to within four. Fresno State kept scoring but Robert Owens also buried a three to make it 54-50. Then FSU sped away and returned the point differential to the previous nine to 11 spread.
Fresno State is now undefeated in the WAC at 3-0 and has a five game home winning streak.
At the half, it was Fresno in front 38-29. Peterson nailed 5-7 three-point attempts at that point to lead the Spartans with 15 points. Oakes and Webster both missed time with two fouls apiece in the initial 20 minutes.
What kind of game was it? Try this: 6-foot-8 Nedeljko Golubovic came into the game shooting 4-22 on treys but, of course, he nailed a three-pointer in the first half.
Fresno State went 13-30 from long distance as a team, San Jose State 10-24.
The Spartans won the battle of the boards 38-31.
After totaling 15 minutes of playing time, San Jose State's CJ Webster left midway in the second half with an apparent eye due to being poked.
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