Fresnost 43 46 89
Siena 24 51 75
Date of game: 4/2/2014

Recap: Siena vs. Fresno State

Loudonville, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Tyler Johnson had 19 points and Fresno State tied the best-of-three College Basketball Invitational championship series following an 89-75 rout over Siena on Wednesday night.

Paul Watson supplied 14 points and Cezar Guerrero added 13 points for the Bulldogs (21-17), who took a commanding 43-24 cushion into the break after shooting a blistering 76.2 percent (16-of-21) from the floor. They were 6- of-10 from beyond the arc.

Brett Bisping tallied 20 points to lead Siena (19-18).

The Saints rallied from 12 points down in the second half to beat the Bulldogs in Game 1, 61-57, in Fresno on Monday night. They did not allow a field goal over the final 6:59.

Siena will also host the do-or-die Game 3 on Saturday. In the CBI's previous six championship series, the winner of the opening game went on to win the title.

Fresno State cruised to the easy win over the final 20 minutes.

Game Notes

The Bulldogs shot 63.9 percent (23-of-36) from the field, 53.3 percent (8- of-15) from 3-point range and 81.4 percent (35-of-43) from the foul line.

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