The Bulldogs (6-6, 2-0 WAC) made 7 of 8 free throws in the final 2:52, reversing a season-long weakness, to hold off Nevada.
Reserve Kevin Olekaibe scored 14 points for Fresno State, including two free throws with 22.7 seconds left that sealed the win.
Reggie Witherspoon, who spent more than 13 seasons coaching at Buffalo, is returning to the city to coach Canisius College.
North Carolina Hall of Fame men's basketball coach Roy Williams is recovering from knee-replacement surgery.
Sparkling facilities are one thing, but Tim Miles needs to regain the momentum of Nebraska's 2014 run to the NCAAs if it is to play with the big boys.