FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno State is heading to the Mountain West Tournament Championship for the first time since 2017. No. 1 FS (25-6) beat rival no. 4 San Jose State 94-68 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. A win Wednesday over No. 2 Boise State would send the Bulldogs to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2014.
Halfway through, the Bulldogs held a 17-point lead with the score at 45-28. Utti already had a double-double at the break with 16 points and 10 rebounds. The MW Player of the Year finished with 22 points (6-11 FG) & 15 boards.
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Freshman of the year Haley Cavinder added 18 points (6-17 FG) and her twin sister Hanna Cavinder chipped in with 14 points (5-13 FG).
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The Dogs largest lead of the game was 36 with 6:24 to play in the 4th. The team shot 43% from the field and 36% from long range (9-25 3FG)
The Spartans (19-12) featured two former Clovis West High School standouts in Megan Anderson and Danae Marquez. The juniors finished with 6 and 14 points, respectively.
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Wednesday's championship game against Boise State will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network at 8:00 PM. The Dogs won their only regular season meeting 85-80 in Boise back on January 25th.
Fresno State in the Mountain West Tournament final after 94-68 win over San Jose State
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