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Montana State looks for road win vs Southern Utah

January 3, 2020 GMT

Montana State (8-6, 2-1) vs. Southern Utah (8-5, 1-1)

Centrum Arena, Cedar City, Utah; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Montana State looks for its third straight win over Southern Utah at Centrum Arena. Southern Utah’s last win at home against the Bobcats came on Dec. 31, 2015.

TEAM LEADERS: The versatile Harald Frey is averaging 16.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and five assists to lead the charge for the Bobcats. Jubrile Belo is also a big contributor, producing 12.2 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. The Thunderbirds have been led by Cameron Oluyitan, who is averaging 13.2 points and 5.2 rebounds.FREY IS A FORCE: Frey has connected on 37.8 percent of the 82 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 12 of 29 over his last five games. He’s also made 90.9 percent of his free throws this season.

PERFECT WHEN: The Thunderbirds are 7-0 when they score at least 73 points and 1-5 when they fall shy of that total. The Bobcats are 5-0 when the team records at least seven steals and 3-6 when falling short of that total.

COLD SPELL: Montana State has lost its last four road games, scoring 63 points, while allowing 72.5 per game.

DID YOU KNOW: Southern Utah is ranked second among Big Sky teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 32.2 percent. The Thunderbirds have averaged 11 offensive boards per game.

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