Scores

Final

Fresno State 80

(4-4, 2-2 away)

Pepperdine 72

(3-6, 1-3 home)

    10:00 PM ET, December 8, 2009

    Firestone Fieldhouse, Malibu, California

    1 2 T
    FRES 36 4480
    PEPP 39 3372

    Top Performers

    Fresno State: P. George 29 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Pepperdine: K. Bell 24 Pts, 5 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Fresno St. 80, Pepperdine 72

    Associated Press

    MALIBU, Calif. -- Paul George scored 24 of his career-high-tying 29 points in the second half to lead Fresno State over Pepperdine 80-72 Tuesday night.

    George, who originally signed a letter of intent with Pepperdine before landing at Fresno State (4-4), had 14 points, including four 3-pointers, during a 16-2 run to open the second half. That turned a 39-36 Pepperdine halftime lead into a 52-41 Bulldog advantage with 16 minutes to go in the game.

    The Waves (3-6) regained the lead at 54-52 thanks to a 13-0 run, but Fresno State's Greg Smith had three slam dunks during an 8-1 spurt that put the Bulldogs in front to stay at 60-55 with eight minutes to go.

    Pepperdine's Keion Bell had team highs of 24 points and seven assists. Dane Suttle Jr. added 15 points and Mychel Thompson had 11.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FRES
    PEPP
    Points 80 72
    FG Made-Attempted 26-64 (.406) 21-50 (.420)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-29 (.379) 7-21 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-21 (.810) 23-27 (.852)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 9

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