Cougars' Offense Takes Night Off In 46-29 Loss To Fresno State

Dec 23, 2003

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Fresno State's stingy defense limited WashingtonState to nine first-half points in a 46-29 victory Monday night.

Terry Pettis led the Bulldogs with 10 points and helped them snapa two-game home losing streak.

Washington State's 29 points tied for the eighth-lowest scored by a DivisionI team since the 3-point line was instituted in 1986. Georgia Southern scored arecord-low 21 on Jan. 2, 1997 against Coastal Carolina.

The Cougars went 10 for 43 from the field, 4 for 28 from the 3-point lineand were led by Marcus Moore's eight points.

'When we're bad, we are incredibly bad,' Washington State coach DickBennett said. 'And this is one of those occasions when we were incrediblybad.'

Pettis played 24 minutes in his return, hitting 2 of 6 shots and 6 of 12free throws. The sophomore hit five foul shots in the final 2:51 to extend theBulldogs' advantage.

Mustafa Al-Sayyad added seven points and 12 rebounds for the Bulldogs.

Fresno State held a 27-9 advantage at halftime, with point guard ShantayLegans scoring all eight of his points in the first half.

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