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Men’s Basketball

Fresno State men’s basketball head coach Steve Cleveland seems to have his team peaking at just the right time. The Bulldogs stretched its win streak to four games and ended New Mexico State’s 19-game home winning streak.

The Bulldogs reached the 20-win plateau with the 60-58 victory and also moved into a three-way tie for third place in the WAC with Utah State and Boise State.

The hot outside shooting of Eddie Miller and Hector Hernandez fueled the Bulldogs offensive attack against the Aggies 2-3 zone. Miller scored 15 points on five 3-pointers. Forwards Dominic McGuire and Quinton Hosley hit 12 of 16 free throws to preserve the victory for the Bulldogs.

Baseball

The Fresno State baseball team was the victim of a sweep at the hands of No. 15 Pepperdine over the weekend, losing the finale of the three-game series 10-4.

The Bulldogs (5-9) were only able to collect five hits in the loss, which becomes the sixth in a row for the Bulldogs on the road.

In addition to the struggles at the plate, Fresno State continued its struggles on the mound, with eight of the 10 runs scored earned, and gave the Waves additional help by handing out six free passes.

Offensively, Loren Storey proved to be a bright spot for the Bulldogs, going 2-for-4 at the plate, including a triple and two runs scored.

Men’s Golf

Chalk it up as a learning experience.

The third and final day of the John Burns Intercollegiate proved to be the worst statistical day for the Bulldogs after shooting a third-round 299, securing a 19th place finish in a 22 team field.

The Bulldogs were led by freshman Brad Wyatt, who finished in a tie for 44th in the individual standings, followed by Matt Ryan (tie for 75th place), Matt Shaw (tie for 97th place) and Todd Angel (tie for 116th place). Angel had the top round for the Bulldogs in the final day of the tournament, shooting a 1-over 73.

“We went backwards today,� Fresno State coach Mike Watney said. “We’re going to have to practice a lot to get ready for the Classic.�

The Bulldogs will now look forward to the Fresno State Lexus Classic March 12-13 at Sunnyside Country Club in Fresno.

Men’s Tennis

The Fresno State men’s tennis team dominated Arkansas 6-1 on Friday at the Wathen Tennis Center.

Fresno State dominated the Razorbacks, as the team won the doubles point two to one and also won five of the six singles matches.

Four of the Bulldogs five wins in singles play were in straight sets. The only stumble in singles play for the Bulldogs was the three-set loss of Jakub Cech, ranked No. 81 nationally, to No. 72 Blake Strode.
The Bulldogs remained unbeaten at home with the win and improved to 4-3.

Softball

It wasn’t the performance the Fresno State softball team had hoped for in the Palms Spring Classic, but it ended on a good note.

After dropping their first three games of the tournament to No. 1 Tennessee, Ohio State and Virginia, the Bulldogs rebounded to collect victories against Long Island and Penn State, respectively.

On the tournament’s final day, the Bulldogs were able to push across one run against the Nittany Lions, and it would hold up, as Fresno State ace Robin Mackin threw a three-hit, complete game shutout in the 1-0 win for the Bulldogs.

The win improves the Bulldogs overall record to 8-6 this season.

Women’s Tennis

The Fresno State women’s tennis team hit the jackpot when it traveled to Las Vegas over the weekend for the UNLV Rebel Classic.

Fresno State won all three of its matches; each against teams in the top 45, and the 18th ranked Bulldogs improved its record to 6-2 on the season.

The Bulldogs dominated the competition, outscoring its opponents 16 to five over three days.

Fresno State started the weekend with a 5-2 victory against No. 31 Florida International on Friday afternoon and then continued its dominance, Saturday, when it handed UNLV its first loss of the season in a 6-1 blowout.

The stellar weekend was capped with a 5-2 victory over Long Beach State on Sunday.