Fresno State jumped ahead early and often for a 14-point halftime lead and never looked back on their way to a 79-68 blitzing of CSU Bakersfield on Tuesday night in the Save Mart Center.
Sophomore Mike Ladd and freshman Greg Smith each recorded 17-point evenings. Sophomore Paul George contributed a solid and balanced performance with 16 points, a career-high seven assists, six rebounds and also chimed in with a perfect four for four mark at the free throw line.
Four other Bulldogs notched notable career-highs: Steven Shepp (seven rebounds), Nedeljko Golubovic (three blocks), Garrett Johnson (three rebounds and two 3-pointers made) and Taylor Kelly (first career block).
Garces High School graduate Stephon Carter paced the Roadrunners with 13 points.
The Bulldogs will now complete their final three games of Western Athletic Conference play with a Saturday night road game at San Jose State before a national television audience on ESPNU to start their final WAC road trip.