San Jose State @ Fresno State
Regular Season Records: San Jose State 8-22; Fresno State 18-12
What to Know
The San Jose State Spartans haven't won a matchup against the Fresno State Bulldogs since Jan. 7 of 2017, but they'll be looking to end the drought Wednesday. SJSU and Fresno State are set to clash at 7 p.m. ET March 9 at Thomas & Mack Center in the first round of the Mountain West Conference Tournament. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W.'
The Spartans were expected to have a tough go of it last week, and that's exactly how things played out. Things couldn't have gone much worse for them as they lost 75-52 to the Utah State Aggies.
Fresno State lost a heartbreaker to the Wyoming Cowboys when they met last month, and they left with a heavy heart again this past Saturday. Fresno State fell just short of Wyoming by a score of 68-64. Forward Orlando Robinson did his best for the Bulldogs, finishing with 34 points (a whopping 53% of their total) and five dimes along with nine rebounds and three blocks.
Two defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Spartans have allowed their opponents to shoot 46.70% from the floor on average, which is the 13th highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. Fresno State's defense has more to brag about, as they they come into the game boasting the third fewest points allowed per game in college basketball at 58.4. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Thomas & Mack Center -- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Bulldogs are a big 13.5-point favorite against the Spartans, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 13.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Fresno State have won 11 out of their last 13 games against San Jose State.
- Feb 01, 2022 - Fresno State 73 vs. San Jose State 43
- Jan 11, 2022 - Fresno State 79 vs. San Jose State 59
- Jan 10, 2021 - Fresno State 80 vs. San Jose State 65
- Jan 08, 2021 - Fresno State 79 vs. San Jose State 64
- Feb 12, 2020 - Fresno State 84 vs. San Jose State 78
- Jan 04, 2020 - Fresno State 79 vs. San Jose State 64
- Mar 09, 2019 - Fresno State 121 vs. San Jose State 81
- Jan 02, 2019 - Fresno State 73 vs. San Jose State 53
- Feb 14, 2018 - Fresno State 77 vs. San Jose State 57
- Feb 15, 2017 - Fresno State 77 vs. San Jose State 59
- Jan 07, 2017 - San Jose State 69 vs. Fresno State 62
- Feb 03, 2016 - San Jose State 65 vs. Fresno State 53
- Jan 16, 2016 - Fresno State 81 vs. San Jose State 74