Posted February 06, 2013 on AP on Fox
Kevin Olekaibe scored 21 points and Tyler Johnson added 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead Fresno State to a 64-55 victory against UNLV on Wednesday night. Kevin Foster had 13 points and Allen Huddleston 11 for the Bulldogs (8-13, 2-6 Mountain West), who took control of the game with a 19-6 run over an 8:30 stretch of the second half. Anthony Marshall scored 19 points and Anthony Bennett 15 for the Runnin' Rebels (17-6, 4-4). Johnson sparked Fresno State's decisive run, scoring 10 points. His jumper culminated the surge, giving the Bulldogs a 51-36 cushion with 6:20 remaining. Braeden Anderson made his debut for Fresno State, going 0 for 2 from the floor with two rebounds in 12 minutes. The 6-foot-9 freshman came to Fresno State after failing to gain Big 12 approval as a partial qualifier at Kansas in 2011 and had to sit out the first 20 games of this season due to NCAA transfer rules. The Bulldogs snapped a four-game losing streak.

Breakdown: Fresno State vs. UNLV

Fresno State currently sits in last place in one of the toughest leagues in college basketball. With only seven victories and four home games remaining, the Bulldogs might not notch another win in the strong MWC. Kansas transfer Braeden Anderson is finally eligible, but can he make an impact for ‘Dogs to take down old rival UNLV tonight. Check inside for the breakdown…

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