Local Teams

National Basketball Association
Fresno St. 68, San Diego St. 63
When: 6:00 PM ET, Saturday, March 12, 2016
Where: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Officials: # David Hall, # Verne Harris, # Larry Spaulding
Attendance: 8132

Senior guard Marvelle Harris scored 18 points to help second-seeded Fresno State beat top-seeded San Diego State 68-63 in the championship game of the Mountain West Conference Tournament on Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Junior forward Karachi Edo scored nine points for Fresno State (25-9), which handed the Aztecs one of their two conference losses. Senior guard Julien Lewis had eight points and seven rebounds.

Sophomore forward Malik Pope had 19 points and 11 rebounds for San Diego State (25-9). Senior forward Winston Shepard contributed 15 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.

San Diego State jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first two minutes. Fresno State briefly tied the score, but San Diego State quickly reclaimed the lead and maintained a slight advantage until the final minute when 3-pointers by junior guard Paul Watson and Harris gave Fresno State a 39-36 lead at the break.

The Aztecs went up 52-46 on a jumper by freshman forward Zylan Cheatham, but the Bulldogs mounted an 11-2 run to take a 57-54 lead on a 3-pointer by junior guard Jahmel Taylor.

The teams exchanged the lead until Lewis made a 3-pointer with 1:39 remaining to put Fresno State up 64-62.
Top Game Performances
Fresno St.   San Diego St.
Marvelle Harris 18 Scoring Malik Pope 19
Marvelle Harris 4 Assists Winston Shepard 7
Julien Lewis 7 Rebounds Malik Pope 11
Julien Lewis 5 Free Throws Made Winston Shepard 5
Marvelle Harris 3 Steals Dakarai Allen 2
Karachi Edo 2 Blocks Skylar Spencer 3
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Fresno St. 68 38.9 10-24 16-18 9 24 3 11 12
San Diego St. 63 42.1 3-13 12-16 11 35 6 6 15