'Dogs Target Sweep of Wyoming

Feb. 14, 2013

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Bulldog Bones
• This is the 17th meeting between Fresno State and Wyoming.
• Bulldogs' junior guard Tyler Johnson is averaging a team-best 13.4 points in MW play, and 11.9 points per game for the season.
• Fresno State is second in the MW in steals/game (7.7 spg), 3-point field goal defense (30.2%) and total steals (177).
• Fresno State is looking for its first conference road win since a conference-opening 63-56 road win over Louisiana Tech (WAC) on Jan. 6, 2011

Inside the Numbers
• This season, Fresno State has a +59 (+2.6/gm) steal margin (177-118).
• Under Terry, Fresno State has a +157 steal margin (420-263) by averaging 7.5 steals per game and a +2.8 steal edge per contest over 56 games.
• This season, Fresno State owns a +60 points off TOs margin (344-287).
• Under Terry, Fresno State has committed fewer turnovers than or the same number of turnovers as its opponents in 46 of 56 games.

Fresno State Targets Sweep of Wyoming
Fresno State (8-15, 2-8 Mountain West) visits Wyoming (17-7, 3-7 MW) on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. PT. The game will air on FM KMJ 105.9 due to KMJ 580 AM's coverage of legendary Fresno State football coach Jim Sweeney's memorial celebration. A win over the Cowboys would give the Bulldogs their first season sweep of a Mountain West opponent.

Road Trip Gives 'Dogs Chance to Make a Move
With the 2013 Mountain West Tournament less than a month away, the Bulldogs' road trip to Wyoming and Nevada will be crucial for seeding as the No. 8 and 9 seeds open on Tuesday, March 12, while the top seven seeds begin Quarterfinal action on Wednesday, March 13.

About The Wyoming Cowboys
Through the first 10 games of Mountain West play, Wyoming sits in a tied for seventh at 3-7 against conference opponents, but owns a 17-7 mark for the season. The Cowboys are 11-3 in home games this year and are led by Leonard Washington (13.8 ppg/8.9 rpg/2.1 bpg) and Lance Nance, Jr. (10.3 ppg/7.5 rpg). Wyoming has won two of its last three games.

Against The Wyoming Cowboys
This will be the 17th meeting between Fresno State and Wyoming and the first in Laramie since 1997. The Bulldogs own a 10-6 advantage in the all-time series and have won four of the past five contests. However, Fresno State has won just one of the seven previous meetings in Laramie - back on Jan. 5, 1994 when the 'Dogs defeated the Cowboys 65-51. The Bulldogs earned their first Mountain West in the team's first meeting season when Fresno State secured a 49-36 home win over Wyoming on Jan. 16.

#BulldogMBB Nearly Upset No. 19/18 New Mexico
Fresno State was on the verge of beating its first ranked opponent in 11 years, but a late New Mexico surge propelled the No. 19/18 Lobos to a 54-48 win Wednesday night at the Save Mart Center. Kevin Olekaibe led Fresno State with 11 points and Kevin Foster posted a double-double.

Bulldogs Stun UNLV 64-55 for Big MW Win
Playing against his hometown school, Kevin Olekaibe scored a season-high 21 points to lead the Fresno State men's basketball team to a 64-55 win over UNLV on Feb. 6 at the Save Mart Center. The 55 points were the Rebels' lowest offensive output of the season. A week after hitting six of eight three-pointers against Air Force, Olekaibe made four of his seven 3-point attempts.