Fresno State outlasts San Jose State, 80-70

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP)—Paul George scored 29 points, including 10 straight in the second half, to carry Fresno State over San Jose State 80-70 on Monday night.

Sylvester Seay added 19 points for Fresno State (10-7, 3-0 Western Athletic) and Mike Ladd had 15.

Mac Peterson scored a career-high 21 points for San Jose State (8-7, 1-2), going 7-for-12 from behind the arc. The seven 3-pointers tied a school record. Chris Oakes added 12 points and 13 rebounds.

After an Adrian Oliver layup with 8:48 remaining brought the Spartans within 56-54, Greg Smith put back his own miss to begin a 14-6 Bulldogs run.

George then went to work, hitting a layup, a fall-away jumper and two 3-pointers in a span of 3:18. Seay capped the surge with a post move on Oakes to make it 70-60 with 4:03 left.

The Bulldogs limited Oliver to 12 points, eight below his season average.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 San Jose St.
Mac Peterson Mac Peterson
7-13,  21 Pts
3 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Fresno St.
Paul George Paul George
12-19,  29 Pts
7 Rebs, 2 Assists

Team Stat Leaders