Fresno State Bulldogs men's basketball

The Fresno State Bulldogs men's basketball team represents California State University, Fresno, located in Fresno, California, in NCAA Division I basketball competition. They play their home games at the Save Mart Center and since 2012–13 are members of the Mountain West Conference. Their current head coach is Justin Hutson. They were members of the Western Athletic Conference from 1992 to 2012.

Fresno State Bulldogs
2023-24 Fresno State Bulldogs men's basketball team
UniversityCalifornia State University, Fresno
Head coachJustin Hutson (6th season)
ConferenceMountain West
LocationFresno, California
ArenaSave Mart Center
(Capacity: 14,544)
NicknameBulldogs
ColorsCardinal red and blue[1]
   
Uniforms
Home jersey
Team colours
Home
Away jersey
Team colours
Away
Alternate jersey
Team colours
Alternate
NCAA tournament Sweet Sixteen
1982
NCAA tournament round of 32
1982, 2001
NCAA tournament appearances
1981, 1982, 1984, 2000*, 2001, 2016
*vacated by NCAA
Conference tournament champions
1981, 1982, 1984, 2000, 2016
Conference regular season champions
1978, 1981, 1982, 1996, 2001, 2003

Postseason results edit

NCAA tournament results edit

The Bulldogs have appeared in six* NCAA Tournaments, with a combined record of 2–5.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result/Score
1981 6 W Round of 48 (11) Northeastern L 53–55
1982 4 W Round of 32
Sweet Sixteen
(5) West Virginia
(1) #6 Georgetown
W 50–46
L 40–58
1984 7 MW Round of 48 (10) Louisiana Tech L 56–66
2000* 9 W Round of 64 (8) Wisconsin L 56–66
2001 9 S Round of 64
Round of 32
(8) California
(1) #3 Michigan State
W 82–70
L 65–81
2016 14 M Round of 64 (3) #13 Utah L 69–80
*The appearance in 2000 was vacated due to the use of an ineligible player.

National Invitation Tournament results edit

The Bulldogs have appeared in ten National Invitation Tournaments, with a combined record of 14–10; they were champions in 1983.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1983 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Championship
UTEP
Michigan State
Oregon State
Wake Forest
DePaul
W 71–64
W 72–58
W 76–67
W 86–62
W 69–60
1985 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Santa Clara
New Mexico
UCLA
W 79–76
W 66–55
L 43–53
1994 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
USC
BYU
Kansas State
W 79–76
W 68–66
L 77–115
1996 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Miami (OH)
Michigan State
Nebraska
W 58–57
W 80–70
L 71–83
1997 First Round Nevada L 86–97
1998 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
3rd Place Game
Pacific
Memphis
Hawaiʻi
Minnesota
Georgia
W 73–70
W 83–80
W 85–83
L 89–91
L 79–95
1999 First Round California L 71–79
2002 First Round Temple L 75–81
2007 First Round Georgia L 78–88
2017 First Round TCU L 59–66

College Basketball Invitational results edit

The Bulldogs have appeared in one College Basketball Invitational, with a record of 4–2.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2014 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals Game 1
Finals Game 2
Finals Game 3
UTEP
Princeton
Old Dominion
Siena
Siena
Siena
W 61–56
W 72–56
W 71–64
L 57–61
W 89–75
L 68–81

The Basketball Classic results edit

The Bulldogs have appeared in The Basketball Classic one time. Their record is 4–0, and they won the Championship in 2022.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2022 First Round
Second Round
Semifinals
Championship
Eastern Washington
Youngstown State
Southern Utah
Coastal Carolina
W 83–74
W 80–71
W 67–48
W 85–74

Regular season conference championships edit

Pacific Coast Athletic Association (3)

  • 1978, 1981, 1982

Western Athletic Conference (3)

  • 1996, 2001, 2003

Conference tournament championships edit

Pacific Coast Athletic Association tournament (3)

  • 1981, 1982, 1984

Western Athletic Conference tournament (1)

  • 2000 (vacated)

Mountain West Conference tournament (1)

Honors and awards edit

Retired numbers edit

 
Paul George has his #24 retired by Fresno
Fresno State Bulldogs retired numbers
No. Player Pos. Tenure No. ret. Ref.
2 Jerry Tarkanian G [n 1] 1954–1955 2014 [2]
24 Paul George SF 2008–2010 2019 [2]
Notes
  1. ^ Also head coach (1995–2002).

Notable former players edit

References edit

  1. ^ Fresno State's Branding and Marketing - Color. April 11, 2022. Retrieved July 30, 2022.
  2. ^ a b Kuwada, Robert (October 31, 2019). "Fresno State to retire the jersey of Paul George at its home opener against Winthrop". The Fresno Bee. Archived from the original on 2019-10-31. Retrieved November 10, 2019.

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