Fresno State beats CS Monterey Bay in overtime
FRESNO, Calif. (AP)—Kevin Bell scored 24 points and Bryan Harvey added 19 as Fresno State needed overtime Wednesday night to defeat Division II Cal State Monterey Bay 85-80.
Hector Hernandez scored five of his 18 points in overtime for Fresno State (5-3), including a corner 3-pointer with 1:22 remaining that put the Bulldogs ahead 82-77.
Augie Johnston had a game-high 31 points for Cal State Monterey Bay (1-7) in the Otters’ only game this season against a Division I opponent. Johnston finished 7 of 11 from 3-point range.
Johnston had a game-high 13 points in the first half, including a 3-pointer with 39 seconds left that pulled the Otters into a 37-37 tie at halftime.
Cal State Monterey kept the game within reach in the second half by shooting 53.6 percent. Joe Mitchell added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Otters.
Harvey’s 3-pointer with 2 seconds left in regulation tied the game at 75-75.
Fresno State never trailed in overtime.
Bell drove for an uncontested layup after stealing the ball from Johnston, and Tyson Parker found Hernandez on the baseline for a dunk, putting the Bulldogs ahead 79-75 with 2:17 left.