Steed, Smith lead Fresno State to 75-62 victory

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP)—Tim Steed and Greg Smith each scored 16 points and Fresno State defeated San Jose State 75-62 in the Western Athletic Conference opener for both Wednesday night.

Ned Golubovic added 13 points and eight rebounds for the Bulldogs (5-6).

Keith Shamburger had 13 points for the Spartans (8-4), who had their three-game winning streak snapped.

Steed capped his night with two fast-break dunks in the final 3:08 and also was a big part of the defensive effort that limited Adrian Oliver, the WAC’s leading scorer, to 15 points. Oliver entered averaging 25.8 points.

San Jose State used an 8-0 run to tie it at 47 with 9:47 left, but Fresno State responded with a 7-0 surge. The Bulldogs never trailed in the second half.

Fresno State led 33-29 at halftime.

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 Top Performers
 San Jose St.
Will Carter Will Carter
4-7,  11 Pts
11 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Fresno St.
Greg Smith Greg Smith
7-16,  16 Pts
8 Rebs, 3 Assists

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