Recap: Fresno State vs. CS-Bakersfield
Fresno, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Allen Huddleston paced six teammates in double figures with 23 points as the Fresno State Bulldogs redeemed themselves in overtime after an epic second-half collapse to earn a 96-86 win over the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners in the Fresno State Classic at the Save Mart Center.
Cezar Guerrero shot 13-of-14 from the foul line en route to 22 points for Fresno State (5-3), while Marvelle Harris tallied 14 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Paul Watson also scored 14 points, while Alex Davis and Karachi Edo netted 12 and 11 points, respectively.
For Bakersfield (5-2), Issiah Grayson logged 20 points and seven assists, and Brandon Barnes also scored 20 points coming off the bench. Stefon Johnson was solid in the paint with 15 points and 10 boards.
Fresno State ran out to a 38-29 lead at intermission behind a 56 percent field goal shooting performance in the first half. Bakersfield, on the other hand, struggled at just 36.7 percent.
The Bulldogs continued to run away with the contest, holding a 15-point lead with under five minutes to play in regulation, but the Roadrunners caught fire down the stretch. Trailing by three with seven seconds to go, Bakersfield received a game-tying 3-pointer from Matt Ratto to send the game to overtime.
Bakersfield held a brief lead early in the extra session, but Fresno State finished the overtime period on a 13-2 run to capture the win.
Fresno State made the difference at the foul line, where it shot 34-of-47. Bakersfield was just 14-of-21 at the stripe.Game Notes