Fresno State freshman Aaron Anderson expected back in practice on Thursday

Fresno State is expected to have freshman point guard Aaron Anderson back for its Mountain West opener against San Diego State on Jan. 9 at the Save Mart Center.

Anderson took a hit in the head during the Bulldogs’ victory over Sonoma State on Sunday and sat out the last 10-plus minutes of that game, his second career start. Before he went down, Anderson had played 20 minutes, scoring six points with four rebounds and two assists and helped facilitate an offense that had struggled to score points through the first six weeks of the season.

‘’He will be back with us (Thursday) full go, so he’s good,’’ Coach Rodney Terry said. ‘’The first day we were back he didn’t do anything at all, completely (out) and then (Tuesday) he just did some shooting and then (Wednesday) he did some stuff with no contact and he’ll go (Thursday).’’

In two games with Anderson at the point, Fresno State has scored 78 points in a loss at UCLA and 89 in the victory over Sonoma State. The 78 points are a high this season against a Division I opponent and the 89 are a season high. The Bulldogs also have shot the ball much better since Anderson moved in at the point in place of Allen Huddleston, hitting 47.4 percent (27 of 57) at UCLA and 54.5 (30 of 55) against Sonoma State.