Fresno State vs. Nevada: Full Game Preview

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Fresno State vs. Nevada: Full Game Preview
Fresno State
(8-16, 3-9 away)
Nevada
(12-12, 10-4 home)
Venue: Lawlor Events Center
10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT, February 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Fresno State T Johnson 11.9 K Foster 6.4 T Johnson 2.0
Nevada D Burton 16.2 J Evans Jr 5.9 D Burton 3.3

On Tuesday, Fresno State travels to Lawlor Events Center to take on Nevada. It gets started at 10 p.m. EST. The Bulldogs lost to the Wolf Pack 68-61 on Jan. 19 and are 3-7 against them over the last four years.

Fresno State is in ninth place in the conference and will be trying to close the gap with eigth place Nevada.

The Bulldogs fell 55-51 to Wyoming on Feb. 16. Kevin Foster finished with 14 points and 7 rebounds in the loss. He leads the team in rebounds per game with 6.4 while also putting up 8.2 points per game. For the Wolf Pack, Malik Story finished with 11 points in the 68-48 loss to Wyoming on Feb. 13. He contributes 3.4 rebounds per game in addition to his 16.2 points per game.

Reviewing current performance metrics, Nevada has an edge in one significant category, scoring, where the Wolf Pack have the upper hand over the Bulldogs, 68 points per game to 59 points per game.

Nevada StatSmack

  • Kevin Foster is ranked 10th in the Mountain West in rebounds and 10th in the Mountain West in blocks.
  • Jerry Brown Jr is ranked 7th in the Mountain West in steals.
  • Fresno State has a better scoring defense (60.8 allowed per game vs. 70.1 allowed per game) than Nevada this season.
  • Fresno State has come back to win after being down at half against Nevada four times since 2000.
  • Fresno State has a stronger schedule than Nevada this season (SOS Rank: No. 13 vs. No. 70).
  • Since 1998, Fresno State has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Nevada (two vs. one).
  • The Fresno State blocks leader (Robert Upshaw, 35 blocks) has more blocks than the Nevada blocks leader (Jordan Burris, 20 blocks).
  • Diaper Dandies love Fresno State. Fresno State has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Nevada (3 vs. 1).
  • Fresno State is better at defending the three (29.8 percent allowed vs. 37.8 percent allowed) than Nevada this season.
  • Fresno State is a better three-point shooting team (34.8 percent vs. 29.7 percent) than Nevada this season.
  • The Fresno State rebounding leader (Kevin Foster, 147 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Nevada rebounding leader (Jerry Evans Jr, 142 rebounds).
FRES Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Tyler Johnson 29 12 4 2 1 0 1
C Kevin Foster 22 8 6 0 1 1 1
C A. Huddleston 24 9 2 2 1 0 2
C B. Anderson 18 5 4 0 0 0 1
C Jerry Brown Jr 27 6 5 1 1 1 1
C Marvelle Harris 24 7 2 1 1 0 2
C Kevin Olekaibe 24 8 2 1 1 0 2
D+ Robert Upshaw 18 5 4 0 0 2 1
D Tanner Giddings 14 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Aaron Anderson 17 2 1 1 1 0 1
D Garrett Johnson 12 2 1 0 1 0 0
F Brad Ely 5 1 2 0 1 0 1
NEV Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Deonte Burton 33 16 2 3 2 1 2
B Malik Story 32 16 3 2 1 0 2
C Jerry Evans Jr 27 8 6 1 1 0 2
C Jordan Burris 24 7 4 2 1 1 1
C- Kevin Panzer 23 5 5 1 0 0 1
C- Devonte Elliott 17 6 4 0 0 1 1
D+ Cole Huff 17 4 3 0 0 0 1
D M. Coleman 12 4 1 1 0 0 1
D C. Fall 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Brice Crook 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Patrick Nyeko 11 1 1 1 0 0 0
D- Keith Fuetsch 6 1 0 1 0 0 1
F Richard Bell 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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