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Fresno State men’s basketball: Marvelle Harris named MW player of the week

Fresno State’s Marvelle Harris, seen here going up against San Diego State’s Skylar Spencer in their game Feb. 10, was named the Mountain West’s player of the week on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016. Harris led the Bulldogs to comeback wins over Air Force (64-63) and New Mexico (92-82) last week to take hold of second place in conference.
Fresno State’s Marvelle Harris, seen here going up against San Diego State’s Skylar Spencer in their game Feb. 10, was named the Mountain West’s player of the week on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016. Harris led the Bulldogs to comeback wins over Air Force (64-63) and New Mexico (92-82) last week to take hold of second place in conference. ezamora@fresnobee.com

After leading Fresno State to two comeback wins last week, including its first-ever win at New Mexico, senior guard Marvelle Harris was named the Mountain West’s men’s basketball player of the week, the league announced Monday.

It’s the fourth-career weekly honor for Harris, and second this season.

He averaged 26 points and 7.5 assists, 3.5 steals, 3.0 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and had a 15-to-1 assist to turnover ratio in wins against New Mexico (92-82) and Air Force (64-63).

On Saturday, Harris took over the second half at New Mexico, in which he scored 21 of his 32 points as the Bulldogs erased a 13-point first-half deficit to beat the Lobos on their home court in front of a crowd 13,546. He also had a career-high 10 assists and zero turnovers in that game as Fresno State won its fourth in a row to get a one-game lock on second place in the Mountain West with two games remaining.

Harris led the Bulldogs (20-9, 11-5) to a comeback over Air Force earlier in the week, scoring the final 12 points to erase a nine-point deficit in the final 1:53.

Harris will play his last regular-season game at Save Mart Center on Wednesday as Fresno State celebrates senior night against Colorado State (15-14, 7-9). Tipoff is at 8 p.m. Other seniors to be honored are Cezar Guerrero and Julien Lewis.

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