The other day I was sipping coffee in Old Town Clovis when someone approached me with a question many of you have been asking yourselves since Fresno State stamped its NCAA Tournament hall pass.
“How did the Bulldogs get so good so quickly?”
I had to chuckle, mostly because the process has been as long and gradual as a kayak trip to Guam. But it readily became apparent the person with whom I was having this conversation does not closely follow Fresno State sports, nor had he been to a basketball game all season.
In fact, I soon found out he hadn’t been to a Bulldogs basketball game since 2000, when Selland Arena hosted the Western Athletic Conference tournament.