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Cold-shooting Cal Poly basketball falls to Fresno State, 83-63

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Guard Deshon Taylor scored 21 points and led a quintet of double-digit scorers as Fresno State made 51 percent of its floor shots en route to an 83-63 victory over Cal Poly in a non-conference men’s basketball game Saturday night inside Mott Athletics Center.

Ray Bowles came off the bench to add 19 points, Terrell Carter II scored 16 points, Sam Bittner 12 and Bryson Williams 11 for the visiting Bulldogs (8-2).

Cal Poly, which missed its first 12 three-point shot attempts and made only 37 percent of its floor shots for the game, fell to 4-5. The loss snapped a streak of seven consecutive wins at home against non-conference foes.

The Mustangs, who had five double-digit scorers in a win over Pepperdine last week, had just two against Fresno State. Victor Joseph tallied 12 points and Jakub Niziol scored 11 off the bench.

Cal Poly led for just 41 seconds in the game, at 2-1 and 8-7. Fresno State went on a 16-4 run for a 23-12 lead with 10:36 to go, Bowles capping the surge with a three-pointer. The Bulldogs led 37-23 at the break with a 12-4 run and opened up a lead as large as 27 points in the second half.

Fresno State outrebounded Cal Poly 36-33, led by Bittner and Jahmel Taylor with seven each. Luke Meikle grabbed seven boards for Cal Poly.

Joseph has scored in double figures in eight of Cal Poly’s nine games this season.

The Mustangs visit Bethune-Cookman on Tuesday night before returning home to host defending Ivy League champion Princeton next Saturday at 7 p.m.

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