Scores

Final

Fresno State 54

(2-1, 0-1 away)

SMU 52

(1-2, 1-0 home)

Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

8:00 PM ET, November 15, 2011

Maples Pavilion, Stanford, California

1 2 T
FRES 21 3354
SMU 22 3052

Top Performers

Fresno State: K. Olekaibe 24 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast

Southern Methodist: C. Cunningham 17 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

Fresno St. 54, SMU 52

Associated Press

STANFORD, Calif. -- Kevin Olekaibe scored 24 points, including a 3-pointer with 26.1 seconds remaining to give Fresno State the lead for good in a 54-52 victory over Southern Methodist Tuesday night.

The teams met in a consolation game of the NIT Season Tip-Off.

Jonathan Wills and Ryan Manuel each hit a pair of free throws in the final 13 seconds to clinch it for the Bulldogs (2-1), who overcame a 10-point deficit in the second half.

Cannen Cunningham, in his first career start, scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Mustangs (1-2). Robert Nyakundi added 14 points and London Giles had 11.

Olekaibe led Fresno State with 24 points. Kevin Foster had 10.

SMU recovered from an early 10-point deficit to take a 22-21 halftime edge.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FRES
SMU
Points 54 52
FG Made-Attempted 16-51 (.314) 19-44 (.432)
3P Made-Attempted 8-22 (.364) 5-19 (.263)
FT Made-Attempted 14-18 (.778) 9-13 (.692)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 7 10

2011-12 Season

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