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San Jose State snaps two-game losing skid with 69-62 win over Fresno State

The Spartans concluded their brief two-game homestand on a positive note.

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The San Jose State Spartans snapped a two-game losing skid with a 69-62 win over the Fresno State Bulldogs at the Event Center on Saturday afternoon.

The Spartans overcame a slow start to get past the Bulldogs. Both teams were tied 10-10 at 11:54 of the first half. The Spartans trailed the Bulldogs 37-29 at halftime.

The Spartans made a comeback at 17:02 of the second half. Ryan Welage hit a three-pointer to tie the score 41-41.

The Spartans came back from a 15 point deficit to take their first lead of the game at 15:51. SJSU led Fresno State 44-41.

Although the Spartans trailed the Bulldogs 56-52 at 6:09, they found their groove again. Once again, SJSU tied the game 61-61 with 1:18 left to play. Jalen James’ field goal gave the Spartans a 64-62 lead with 22.1 seconds left in regulation.

The Spartans went on to beat the Bulldogs 69-62 at home. SJSU limited Fresno State to its fewest points and contributed to most Bulldogs’ turnovers (23) in a game.

The Spartans begin a two-game road trip next Tuesday as they take on the San Diego State Aztecs at 8:00 pm PST on ESPNU.