Fresno State sacks Utah State with 75-68 win (with photo gallery)

Utah State's Julion Pearre, center, goes up against Fresno State's Julien Lewis, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fresno, Calif., Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

FRESNO, Calif. — Marvelle Harris scored 22 points shooting 10 of 10 from the line, Cullen Russo added 17 points and Fresno State defeated Utah State 75-68 Saturday night.

Fresno State (18-9, 9-5 Mountain West) grabbed a share of second place in conference with New Mexico (16-11, 9-5), which lost to Air Force earlier in the day.

Cezar Guerrero hit a 3 for the Bulldogs with 5:04 left in the game for a 67-59 lead. But the Aggies got two free throws apiece from Julion Pearre and Darius Perkins, and Chris Smith’s layup with 1:38 left cut the lead to 67-65.

Russo countered with a jumper and a layup, Harris made two free throws and the Aggies shot just 1 for 4 the rest of the way.

Jalen Moore and Shane Rector each scored 13 points for Utah State (13-12, 5-9).

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