Fresno State Basketball

Bulldogs women beat Nevada, get ready for conference-leading Wyoming next

The Fresno State women’s basketball team beat Nevada 68-55 Wednesday night for its second victory in three home games this week.

Next up is the one that’s probably been at least in the back of the Bulldogs’ mind all week: Mountain West Conference-leading Wyoming on Saturday afternoon.

Fresno State needed to get past Air Force and Nevada to make the Wyoming game meaningful. Mission accomplished, with authority. The Bulldogs beat Air Force 64-48 on Monday, then took the doubt out of Wednesday’s game by outscoring the Wolf Pack 42-27 in the middle quarters.

Candice White led the way for Fresno State with 17 points. The Bulldogs’ freshmen forwards stepped up big: Maddi Utti played all 40 minutes, making 7-of-9 shots for 14 points and adding six assists. Genna Ogier was 7-of-10 for 14 points and had 12 rebounds in 27 minutes for her first career double-double.

The Bulldogs (12-10, 7-4) avenged a 90-73 Mountain West-opening loss at Nevada. More importantly, they moved into a tie for fourth with Colorado State in the topsy-turvy MW. Colorado State tightened things up by beating Wyoming 64-53 Wednesday. UNLV is tied with Wyoming for first place, both at 7-2, and Boise State is a half-game back at 7-3.

Up next

WYOMING AT FRESNO STATE

  • Saturday: 2 p.m. at Save Mart Center
  • TV/radio: Mountain West Network/KFPT (AM ESPN2 790)
  • Records: Bulldogs 12-10, 7-4 Mountain West; Cowgirls 14-6, 7-2
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