Ladd leads Fresno State past UC Davis 68-57

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP)—Mike Ladd scored 18 points and Greg Smith added 17 as Fresno State pulled away down the stretch to defeat UC Davis 68-57 on Thursday night.

Paul George added 14 points, nine rebounds and six steals for Fresno State (5-5), which shot 56.5 percent from the field.

Joe Harden led UC Davis (3-7) with 16 points. Dominic Calegari added 14 points and eight rebounds.

After Calegari’s layup with 8:09 remaining trimmed Fresno State’s lead to 51-49, the Bulldogs put the game away with a 12-2 scoring run.

George capped the flurry by stealing the ball at midcourt and dribbling for an open dunk. George then hit a 3-pointer on Fresno State’s next possession for a 63-51 lead with 3:52 left.

Ladd scored all but one of his points on 3-pointers, finishing 5 of 10 from beyond the arc.

Mark Payne added 11 points and eight assists for UCD, which shot 33.3 percent from the field.

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 UC Davis
Mark Payne Mark Payne
3-6,  11 Pts
4 Rebs, 8 Assists
 Fresno St.
Paul George Paul George
6-10,  14 Pts
9 Rebs, 5 Assists

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