DENVER (2/4/2008) Boise State junior Tasha Harris has been named the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for her play during the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 3. It is second time this season that Harris has been named the league’s player of the week. It is also the second in her career, while giving the Bronco program its third this year.
Harris, from Longmont, Colo. (Skyline HS), led Boise State to a 3-0 record last week, including an 82-62 win over league-leading Fresno State at home. The Broncos also swept a pair of road games against San Jose State and Idaho.
The junior guard recorded 52 points over the three games while shooting 58.1 percent (18-31) from the floor, 44.4 percent (4-9) from behind the arc, and a perfect 100 percent (12-12) from the free-throw line. Harris led BSU with a team-high 24 points on 11-of-15 shooting (.733) as the Broncos handed Fresno State its first WAC loss of the season. Harris reached the 1,000 career points milestone in the win over the Bulldogs, becoming the 14th Bronco to hit the mark.
Harris shot 71 percent (5-7) from the field on Thursday night in a 78-51 victory at San Jose State, scoring 13 points with six rebounds and five assists. On Saturday night in Moscow, Harris guided the Broncos to a 65-60 win over in-state rival Idaho. She tied her career mark from the charity stripe going 10-for-10, and recorded a career-best seven steals in the win. Harris has now extended her double-figure scoring streak to 24 games and has led Boise State in scoring in 11 of 21 contests this season.
On the week, Harris averaged 17.3 points, 5.0 assists, 3.7 rebounds, and 2.3 steals per game. She also hit 18-of-31 shots from the field (.581) and connected on 12-of-12 shots from the free throw line.