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LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. – Tyler Johnson and Cezar Guerrero combined for 25 points in a first-half barrage, and Fresno State beat Siena 89-75 on Wednesday night in the College Basketball Invitational to set up a decisive third game.
Siena (19-18) won the opener of the best-of-three series 61-57 on Monday night at Fresno State (21-17), rallying from 12 points behind in the second half for its first road victory in the postseason.
The final game in the best-of-three is Saturday at Siena.
This one was over at halftime as the Bulldogs dominated, building a 43-24 halftime lead that was too large to overcome.
Allen Huddleston led Fresno State with 20 points, 12 in the second half. Johnson finished with 19 points, Paul Watson had 14, Guerrero 13, and Marvelle Harris 11.
Brett Bispin led Siena with 20 points and Marquis Wright 14. Leading scorer Rob Poole had seven points and fouled out.