Fresno State vs Texas-San Antonio

Texas-San Antonio 83, Fresno St. 79


FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Melvin Johnson sank four free throws in the final 23 seconds as Texas-San Antonio held off Fresno State 83-79 Tuesday night in the consolation bracket of the NIT Season Tip-Off.

Johnson and Kannon Burrage finished with 14 points apiece. Stephen Franklin added 12 for Texas-San Antonio (3-2), which nearly blew a 17-point halftime lead.

The Roadrunners, coming off their first NCAA Tournament appearance, got 38 points from their bench.

Jonathan Wills scored 20 of his career-high 26 points in the second half for Fresno State (2-3). Kevin Olekaibe had 18 points despite 6-of-23 shooting.

Jeromie Hill put Texas-San Antonio ahead 61-41 with a 3-pointer with 15:15 left in the second half. The Roadrunners went cold, and with Wills heating up, Fresno State outscored them 29-12 and were within 73-70 after a 3-pointer by Olekaibe with 4:31 left. But Johnson's free throws helped seal the win for Texas-San Antonio.

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J. Brown, F274-52-340310
K. Foster, F212-42-23036
K. Olekaibe, G356-232-450418
S. Shepp, G352-71-241046
J. Wills, G326-913-1371426
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L. McGaughey131-50-03022
G. Johnson60-10-00020
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S. Franklin, F244-52-237512
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A. Vouyoukas, C174-50-03018
M. Hale III, G361-36-106129
S. Paye, G242-32-23337
K. Burrage257-150-171114
M. Johnson III192-78-850014
I. Nujic192-34-40128
T. Wood111-30-00022
J. Sims50-20-01010
Totals 26-5224-3133142283
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