Fresno State has set up several promotions in hopes of boosting attendance at its final home basketball game Wednesday night against Colorado State, including free parking at Save Mart Center.
The Bulldogs, who are 20-9 overall and 11-5 and in second place in the Mountain West Conference, will hold a pregame Senior Night ceremony honoring Marvelle Harris, Cezar Guerrero and Julien Lewis. It also is NFL Night, with several former Bulldogs football stars, including Phillip Thomas and Davante Adams, the first unanimous All-American in school history and the 2013 Paul Warfield Award winner, returning to sign autographs before the 8 p.m. tipoff.
In addition to the free parking, in conjunction with Save Mart Center and the university, the first 1,000 fans will receive a voucher for a free medium Pepsi at the game and one student will win a $2,500 tuition stipend.
Fresno State, despite winning 20 games in the regular season for the first time since the 2006-07 season, has not drawn well at Save Mart Center. The average attendance for the first 17 home games is 6,081, ranking eighth of 11 in the conference.
Tickets for the game start at $10, and groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets starting at $8. Doors will open at 6 p.m.