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.
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.