Shamburger leads Spartans to 79-71 victory.

Keith Shamburger scored 13 of his 21 points in the two overtimes

to lead San Jose State to its first conference victory, beating

Fresno State 79-71 Thursday night.

Wil Carter scored a career-high 23 points to go with 12 rebounds

for the Spartans (8-16, 1-8 in the WAC), who ended a three-game


Kevin Olekaibe scored 21 points for the Bulldogs (11-15, 3-7

WAC), who lost their sixth straight on the road and fourth in six

games overall. Jonathan Wills added 16 points.

Shamburger hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key with seven

seconds left in the first overtime for the tie game.

Jerry Brown, who finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds before

fouling out with 3:05 left in the extra period, was instrumental in

giving the Bulldogs a chance to rally from behind. He had four of

his five offensive boards during Fresno State’s big run.