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Fresno State defeats Siena 89-75

Tyler Johnson had 19 points and Fresno State tied the best-of-three College Basketball Invitational championship series following an 89-75 rout over Siena on Wednesday night.
By The Sports Network April 2, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Tyler Johnson had 19 points and Fresno State tied the best-of-three College Basketball Invitational championship series following an 89-75 rout over Siena on Wednesday night.

Paul Watson supplied 14 points and Cezar Guerrero added 13 points for the Bulldogs (21-17), who took a commanding 43-24 cushion into the break after shooting a blistering 76.2 percent (16-of-21) from the floor. They were 6- of-10 from beyond the arc.

Brett Bisping tallied 20 points to lead Siena (19-18).

The Saints rallied from 12 points down in the second half to beat the Bulldogs in Game 1, 61-57, in Fresno on Monday night. They did not allow a field goal over the final 6:59.

Siena will also host the do-or-die Game 3 on Saturday. In the CBI's previous six championship series, the winner of the opening game went on to win the title.

Fresno State cruised to the easy win over the final 20 minutes.

[SportsNetwork.com]

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