From staff reports
Fresno State’s Orlando Robinson controlled the paint with 27 points and 10 rebounds, and the Bulldogs held off Idaho for a 69-62 victory in a nonconference men’s basketball game in Fresno, California, on Monday night.
Robinson scored 15 points in the first half to help Fresno State (3-0) build a 31-26 advantage at halftime.
Nolan Bertain knocked down a 3-pointer to pull the Vandals (1-2) within 51-48 with 9 minutes, 23 seconds left in the game. Deon Stroud answered with a 3 on Fresno State’s ensuing possession, however, to restore a six-point margin, and Idaho did not draw closer than four points (55-51) the rest of the way.
Mikey Dixon led the Vandals with 15 points, including 13 in the second half.
The Vandals made 9 of 21 attempts (42.9%) from the 3-point line, but they were hampered by 9-for-28 shooting (32.1%) inside it.
Idaho hosts Washington State on Thursday at 6 p.m.
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