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Schakel, No. 25 San Diego State beat Fresno State 75-57

Schakel, No. 25 San Diego State beat Fresno State 75-57
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FRESNO, Calif. - Jordan Schakel scored 14 points — 12 on 3-pointers in the first half — and No. 25 San Diego State beat Fresno State 75-57 Saturday night for its eighth straight victory.

Matt Mitchell and Terrell Gomez scored 13 apiece for the Aztecs (17-4, 11-3 Mountain West), whose tight defence frustrated the Bulldogs most of the night.

Schakel was 5 for 5 from the field, including 4 for 4 on 3-pointers. Gomez was 3 for 3 from behind the arc. SDSU was 8 for 12 on 3-pointers and shot 61% overall from the floor.

Deon Stroud scored 17 and Orlando Robinson 16 for Fresno State (9-9, 7-9).

San Diego State opened with a 9-0 run and notched another dominating win in its streak. Its average margin of victory in the eight games is 26.4 points.

The Aztecs’ defence was particularly impressive in the second half. Schakel had a steal and layup for a 52-34 lead and Mitchell later had a steal and layup for a 57-36 lead.

Keshad Johnson had two impressive slam dunks in the second half.

Schakel was 4 for 4 from behind the arc for 12 points to help SDSU take a 36-26 halftime lead. He hit two 3-pointers in the opening minutes during SDSU’s 9-0 run.

SDSU had a 21-8 lead before Fresno State went on a 10-0 run, keyed by 3-pointers by Stroud and Leo Colimerio to pull within three.

BIG PICTURE

SDSU: The Aztecs have been dominant in sweeping four straight MWC series. They haven’t trailed in the second half of any game and their closest margin was a 14-point win against the Bulldogs on Thursday night.

Fresno State: The Bulldogs have lost 28 straight games to AP Top 25 teams. Their last win against a ranked team was a 58-52 defeat of Oklahoma State on Feb. 10, 2002.
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