Fresno St. 78, Seattle 72

Kevin Olekaibe scored 25 of his career-high 43 points in the

second half as Fresno State defeated Seattle 78-72 on Thursday

night in a nonconference game.

Olekaibe went 12 of 25 from the field and made all 14 of his

free throws to become the first Fresno State (13-16) player to

score 40 points in a game since Courtney Alexander on March 1,


Aaron Broussard scored 19 points and Clarence Trent added 14 for

Seattle (10-15), which saw its four-game winning streak


Olekaibe opened the second half with consecutive 3-pointers and

made two free throws with 59 seconds remaining to ice the game for

the Bulldogs.

Tyler Johnson added 12 points for Fresno State and Jerry Brown

had seven points and 11 rebounds.