Marvelle Harris scored 18 points to lead Fresno State to a 68-63 victory over San Diego State to win the Mountain West title and earn its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2001.
The Fresno state men's basketball team has reached a conference tournament championship game for the first time since 2000.
Marvelle Harris had 37 points as Fresno State beat UNLV for a 111-104 double overtime win on Saturday night.
Fresno State junior forward Karachi Edo notched his seventh career double-double and fourth this season to lead the Bulldogs to their ninth non-conference victory of the season - their most non-conference wins since 2006.
Photos from No. 3 Utah vs. No. 14 Fresno State in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament.
team practice and tournament press conference
Photos from Colorado State @ Fresno State on March 2, 2016.
Feb. 13, 2016
Photos from San Diego State @ Fresno State on February 10, 2016.
2015-16 (SENIOR): Played in 34 games with all 11 starts in the final 11 games of the season ... made the go-ahead transition 3-pointer with 1:36 remaining in the MW championship game, which Fresno State won 68-63 over San Diego State ... on the season, he averaged 8.7 points and 2.6 rebounds per game ... logged a total of 789 minutes for an average of 23.2 minutes per game ... posted a total of 297 points, 88 rebounds, 42 steals and 40 assists ... scored career-high 30 points on Senior Night while shooting 85.7 percent (6-for-7) from behind the 3-point line against Colorado State on March 2, 2016 ... recorded at least 12 points in 10 games ... made 71.2 percent (42-59) of his free throw attempts on the season ... posted 27 points and season-high eight rebounds in in the Bulldogs' 95-82 win at UNLV in the Mountain West quarterfinals on March 10, 2016 ... scored 14 points in the Bulldogs' NCAA Tournament first-round game against third-seeded Utah.
2014-15 (JUNIOR): One of five Bulldogs to play in all 32 games, made 28 starts ... on the season, he averaged 11.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.1 assists ... logged a total of 944 minutes for an average of 29.5 minutes per game ... posted a total of 362 points, 121 rebounds, 47 steals and 35 assists ... converted 140 of his 353 (39.7 percent) of his field goal attempts and led the team by going 61-for-77 (79.2 percent) at the free throw line ... scored in double figures 19 times, including two six-game streaks with at least 10 points ... posted a career-high 29 points at Pacific on Dec. 20, 2014, which was one of his three games with over 20 points ... grabbed a career-best 10 rebounds vs. then-No. 25 Wyoming on Jan. 17, 2015 ... registered career-best six steals in Bulldogs' 81-63 win over San Jose State on Feb. 4, 2015, which was the best single-game steals mark by any Mountain West player during the 2014-15 season ... ranked No. 4 in the MW in steals per game (1.5 spg) and No. 17 in scoring (11.3 ppg).
2013-14 (REDSHIRT): Redshirted the season as a Division I transfer from Texas.
PRIOR TO FRESNO STATE: Played at Texas from 2011-13 for his freshman and sophomore seasons ... a two-year letterwinner in the backcourt during his time at Texas ... played in 65 career games (45 starts) ... averaged 9.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in 26.2 minutes per game over his career ... converted 87-of-256 (.340) from three-point range and 84-of-112 (.750) from the free throw line in his two years ... averaged over one steal per game in his career (67 steals in 65 games) ... reached double figures in scoring in 28 career games.
HIGH SCHOOL: Spent three years at LaMarque High School in La Marque, Texas (head coach Cedric Mason) ... ranked as the No. 57 prospect by Rivals.com and the No. 76 prospect nationally in the ESPNU 100 following his senior season ... fourth-team All-American by Parade Magazine ... averaged a team-best 25.8 points per game while leading La Marque to a 33-5 record and a trip to the Class 4A state championship game ... had 26 points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists in the state title game loss to Dallas Kimball (78-64) ... recorded 21 points, five boards and three steals in the state semifinal victory against Fort Worth Arlington Heights (72-61) ... averaged 19.8 points and three steals per game while helping La Marque to a 34-3 mark and a trip to the Class 4A regional finals in his junior season ... three-time District 24-4A Player of the Year selection (as a sophomore, junior and senior) ... spent his freshman season at Galveston Ball High School in Galveston, Texas (head coach Jerald Temple).
PERSONAL: Parents are Sharonda Lewis and Broderick Brown ... second-oldest of four children in his family ... raised by his maternal grandmother, Julian Woodard ... given his nickname "Juice" by a close hometown friend when he was 12 years old.
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