SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ryan Agnew completed 33 of 47 passes for 323 yards, a touchdown and an interception, and San Diego State beat Fresno State 17-7 on Friday night.
Agnew is the first San Diego State passer to eclipse 300 yards since Quinn Kaehler threw for 326 yards against Air Force on Nov. 21, 2014.
The Aztecs (8-2, 5-2 Mountain West Conference) scored the final 17 points after the Bulldogs (4-6, 2-4) opened the scoring on Ronnie Rivers’ 3-yard TD run in the first quarter.
Chase Jasmin ran for a 2-yard TD later in the first quarter, Matt Araiza kicked a 22-yard field goal to give the Aztecs the lead in the second quarter and Jasmin caught a 2-yard TD pass from Agnew to cap the scoring early in the fourth. Jasmin had 71 yards from scrimmage and Jesse Matthews caught eight passes for 119 yards.
Luq Barcoo intercepted two passes for San Diego State, the second with Fresno State driving deep into Aztecs territory in the middle of the fourth quarter.
Rivers ran for 47 yards for the Bulldogs.
Davis’ block at buzzer ensures Lakers’ 99-97 win over Kings
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After just 12 games together, Anthony Davis and LeBron James already know how to share the workload in their formidable partnership.
Davis struggled to find his offensive game against Sacramento, so James did most of the heavy lifting with 29 points and 11 assists.
But when the Lakers needed a big defensive play at the buzzer, Davis got both hands around it.
James hit two free throws with 5.5 seconds to play, and Davis blocked Harrison Barnes’ driving shot at the buzzer with two hands to end Los Angeles’ 99-97 victory over former coach Luke Walton and the Kings on Friday night.
UCLA cruises past UNLV 71-54 for 3rd straight win
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA had its best half of the season, led by a newly aggressive Chris Smith.
The junior guard scored 14 of his 16 points in the first half to go with eight rebounds, Tyger Campbell added 15 points, and UCLA routed UNLV 71-54 on Friday night.
The Bruins (3-0) led by 22 points in the first half when they shot 48 percent from the floor and scored 18 points off the Runnin’ Rebels’ 10 turnovers.
“We had talked about getting off to a much better start,” UCLA coach Mick Cronin said. “We tried to emphasize our energy early in the game.”
Fowler lifts Sacramento St. over UC Riverside 62-49
SACRAMENTO (AP) — Bryce Fowler had 17 points as Sacramento State defeated UC Riverside 62-49 on Friday night.
Brandon Davis and Joshua Patton added 16 points each for the Hornets. Davis also had seven rebounds, while Patton posted three blocks.
Dominick Pickett had 15 points and six rebounds for the Highlanders (2-1). Callum McRae added 11 points and 12 rebounds.
George Willborn III, who was second on the Highlanders in scoring coming into the contest with 13 points per game, shot only 20 percent (1 of 5).
UC Riverside matches up against Pacific on the road on Sunday.