Fresno State beats Boise State 71-68

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP)—Paul George scored 21 points, capped by two three-point plays in the final minute, to lead Fresno State past Boise State 71-68 on Saturday night in both teams’ Western Athletic Conference opener.

Mike Ladd added 18 points for Fresno State (8-7, 1-0), and Sylvester Seay had 14.

The Bulldogs trailed for most of the game until George got a layup to roll in while drawing a foul on Boise State’s Robert Arnold with 48.5 seconds remaining. The resulting free throw gave Fresno State a 68-66 lead.

After La’Shard Anderson’s baseline jumper tied the game with 22.6 seconds to go, George again drove for a layup with 15.8 seconds left while drawing another foul on Arnold.

Anderson’s off-balance three-pointer hit the rim and bounced away as time expired.

Daequon Montreal led Boise State (9-5, 0-1) with 24 points off the bench.

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 Top Performers
 Boise St.
Daequon Montreal Daequon Montreal
7-8,  24 Pts
5 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Fresno St.
Mychal Ladd Mychal Ladd
7-12,  18 Pts
4 Rebs, 0 Assists

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