Fresno State 79, San Jose State 66

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP)—Hector Hernandez recorded career highs with 25 points and four blocks, leading a second-half charge that propelled Fresno State past San Jose State 79-66 Saturday night.

Ja’Vance Coleman added 23 points for Fresno State (12-10, 5-6 Western Athletic Conference), helping the Bulldogs snap a two-game losing streak.

Alex Elam had 16 points for San Jose State (6-17, 2-8), and Demetrius Brown added 15 points and eight rebounds.

Fresno State broke open a tie game at halftime by outscoring the Spartans 29-12 to begin the second half. Coleman’s 3-pointer with the shot clock winding down gave the Bulldogs a 67-50 lead with 9:45 left.

San Jose State got no closer than eight points the rest of the game. The Spartans have dropped 12 of their last 14 games under first-year coach George Nessman.

Quinton Hosley added eight points and a game-high 10 rebounds for Fresno State, which shot 41.1 percent from the field in both halves.

The Bulldogs made 11-of-36 3-pointers, while San Jose State went 3-of-13 from beyond the arc.

Neither team led by more than five points in a competitive first half featuring six ties and 11 lead changes.

Hernandez’s 3-pointer at the buzzer lifted Fresno State into a 38-38 halftime tie.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 San Jose St.
D. Brown D. Brown
7-13,  15 Pts
8 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Fresno St.
H. Hernandez H. Hernandez
10-20,  25 Pts
8 Rebs, 2 Assists

Team Stat Leaders

Points
Rebounds
Assists