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Harris scores career-high 40 points to lead Fresno State over Nevada 69-66.


RENO, Nevada — Marvelle Harris scored a career-high 40 points in leading Fresno State to a 69-66 victory over Nevada on Saturday.

Harris, who has 12 games of at least 20 points this season, opened the second half by scoring 16 of Fresno State's first 17 points as the Bulldogs (8-9, 3-1 Mountain West) extended an eight-point lead to 53-40.

Nevada responded with a 16-3 run and Eric Cooper tied the game at 56 with a 3-pointer with 3:55 to play. An 8-2 spurt got the Bulldogs back up by six, 64-58, with 27 seconds left. Nevada closed to 66-65 on a three-point play by Marqueze Coleman with four seconds left but Harris made two free throws and Paul Watson one and that was enough.

Coleman finished with 19 points and AJ West 16 points, 10 rebounds and eight blocks for Nevada (6-9, 2-1), which saw a four-game win streak end.

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