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Women’s Basketball: MWC-leading ’Dogs host Falcons

By | January 30, 2013 | Sports
Fresno State’s Rosie Moult (25) and Bree Farley (5) pressure a Boise State defender during the Bulldogs’ 70-57 home win on Jan. 23. Fresno State has not lost at home this season. Dalton Runberg / The Collegian

Fresno State’s Rosie Moult (25) and Bree Farley (5) pressure a Boise State defender during the Bulldogs’ 70-57 home win on Jan. 23. Fresno State has not lost at home this season. Dalton Runberg / The Collegian

The Matchup: Air Force (2-16, 1-4 MWC) at Fresno State (13-6, 5-1 MWC)

• Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Save Mart Center. Tip off is at 7 p.m. 

The lowdown

The Fresno State women’s basketball team, 5-1 in Mountain West Conference, enters tonight’s matchup against Air Force tied with San Diego State atop the league standings.

The Falcons, ranked last in the Mountain West in field goal percentage (34.4 percent) and 3-point shooting (24.7 percent), enter tonight’s matchup last in conference standings.

A win for Fresno State would extend its home win steak, the fourth-longest active streak in the nation, to 20 wins. At 8-0, the Bulldogs are undefeated at home for the season.

Notable

1. Sharing the wealth

In five of their six conference games, the Bulldogs have had four players score in double digits. Ki-Ki Moore leads the Bulldogs in scoring, averaging 16.8 points per game.

2. Takedowns through turnovers

Fresno State has forced 16.3 turnovers per game in Mountain West play. The Bulldogs’ 12.9 steals per game ranks them 10th in the nation in that statistical category.

3. Defending their doghouse

Fresno State is holding down the fort at the Save Mart Center, and is doing so by comfortable margins. At home, the Bulldogs have won their games by an average of 17 points – with close contests against USC (65-60 on Dec. 5) and New Mexico (69-65 on Jan. 12)

Did you see…

   …Fresno State’s first-half performance against Colorado State on Sunday. During the nationally televised game, a 69-58 road win for the Bulldogs, Fresno State stormed off to a 17-2 lead in the first eight minutes of play.

The Bulldogs aren’t strangers to fast starts. In six of its eight games at home, Fresno State has led at halftime.

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