Southern Utah beats N. Colorado 83-64 in Big Sky tourney
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Cameron Oluyitan scored 18 points as Southern Utah beat Northern Colorado 83-64 in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Conference Tournament on Thursday. Jacob Calloway added 17...
Butler scores 21 to lead S. Utah over Idaho 85-76
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Harrison Butler had a season-high 21 points plus 13 rebounds as Southern Utah stretched its home win streak to seven games, defeating Idaho 85-76 on Saturday.
Patton leads Sacramento State past Southern Utah, 84-73
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Joshua Patton scored 22 points and pulled down 13 rebounds as Sacramento State pulled away from Southern Utah in the second half to post an 84-73 victory Thursday night.
The Hornets trailed at intermission, 33-32, but erupted for 52 second-half points to secure the win.
Marcus Graves finished with 19 points and Izayah Mauriohooho-Le'afa added 18 points and dished six assists for the Hornets.
Adams scores 23 with 14 boards, Southern Utah beats Idaho
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Andre Adams had 23 points and 14 rebounds, both career highs, Monday night to help Southern Utah beat Idaho 75-64 and snap a three-game losing streak.
Adams, a junior transfer from Arizona State, made all his nine field-goal attempts and hit 5 of 6 from the free-throw line. Dre Marin and Harrison Butler had 14 points apiece and Cameron Oluyitan scored 12 for Southern Utah (10-10, 5-6 Big Sky Conference). Butler, a freshman, added eight rebounds and a season-high four steals.
Aiken leads Eastern Washington over Southern Utah 82-79
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Kim Aiken Jr. set career highs with 24 points and 11 rebounds as Eastern Washington rallied to beat Southern Utah 82-79 on Saturday.
Aiken's 3-pointer with 4:39 left cut the Eagles' deficit to 68-67 and sparked a 15-2 run capped by an Aiken free throw at 79-70 with 40 seconds left. The Thunderbirds closed back to 81-79 on Brandon Better's 3-pointer with two seconds left.
Southern Utah holds off Sacramento State 76-71
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Cameron Oluyitan tossed in 21 points and Andre Adams added 17 points and nine rebounds to guide Southern Utah to a 76-71 victory over Sacramento State on Saturday.
Oluyitan sparks Southern Utah past Portland St
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Cameron Oluyitan scored 18 points to lead five players in double figures and Southern Utah cruised to an 83-69 victory over Portland State on Thursday night.
Oluyitan sank 7 of 9 shots for the Thunderbirds (8-7, 3-3 Big Sky Conference), who shot 56 percent from the floor, but were outrebounded 38-18. Jacob Calloway finished with 16 points and five assists, while Andre Adams had 14 points and five rebounds. Brandon Better and Harrison Butler scored 13 and 11, respectively.
Adams’ double-double helps S. Utah beat Weber St. 90-82, OT
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Andre Adams tied his career best with 18 points and grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds to help Southern Utah beat Weber State 90-82 in overtime Saturday night and snap a four-game skid.
Montana beats Southern Utah for 13th straight time
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Jamar Akoh scored 23 points, Ahmaad Rorie had 23 points, seven assists and three steals and Montana beat Southern Utah 89-76 on Monday for its 13th straight victory in the series.
The Grizzlies opened the 2018 calendar year with five straight road wins, part of a school-record seven, and closed the year with three straight away victories, including ending the nation's longest home winning streak at South Dakota State.
Southern Utah rallies past Pepperdine in overtime, 78-69
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Cameron Oluyitan scored seven of his 15 points in the final two minutes of overtime as Southern Utah rallied to beat Pepperdine for the third time in four meetings, 78-69 on Saturday afternoon.
Southern Utah grabbed the lead early and led by six at the break, 36-30. The Waves trailed by as many as 11 points in the second half but came back to take the lead on a Kessler Edwards 3 with 6:01 left, 56-54.
Southern Utah hits 15 3s, routs San Diego Christian 111-64
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Jacob Calloway scored 20 points, Maizen Fausett had 12 points and 14 rebounds and Southern Utah routed NAIA-member San Diego Christian 111-64 on Thursday night.
Southern Utah (4-1) rebounded from its only loss of the season, 76-71 at UNLV on Friday.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Brandon Better scored a career-high 27 points, Jadon Cohee added 20 and No. 10 seed Southern Utah upset second-seeded Idaho 92-78 on Thursday night in a Big Sky Conference Tournament quarterfinal.
Southern Utah (13-18) avenged a pair of regular-season losses to the Vandals, including a 78-76 defeat on Saturday, and will move on to a Friday semifinal game. The Thunderbirds also snapped a five-game losing skid against Idaho.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Brandon Better scored 18 points, Dwayne Morgan had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Southern Utah beat Idaho State 76-68 on Tuesday night in the first round of the Big Sky Conference Tournament.
Jadon Cohee added 15 points and Jamal Aytes had 10 for 10th-seeded Southern Utah (12-18), which faces No. 2 seed Idaho (22-8) in a Thursday quarterfinal.
Better scores 20 in Southern Utah’s 77-74 victory
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Brandon Better made three 3-pointers and scored 20 points and Southern Utah defeated Sacramento State 77-74 on Saturday.
Dwayne Morgan and Jamal Aytes added 13 points each and Christian Musoko 10 for the Thunderbirds (11-16, 5-11 Big Sky), who snapped a three-game losing streak.
Woods leads Portland State to overtime victory over SUU
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Holland Woods scored 20, including a 3-pointer to send the game to overtime, as Portland State stormed back to beat Southern Utah 96-91 in overtime on Thursday night.
Woods hit the game-tying 3-pointer with 3.1 left in regulation. He hit another with 1:52 left in overtime to give the Vikings (17-11, 7-8 Big Sky) their first lead of the period.
Southern Utah led by 14 in the first half before the Vikings closed within three at the break.
Southern Utah beats cold-shooting Northern Arizona 63-54
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Brandon Better scored 13 points to lead Southern Utah to a 63-54 victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday.
Southern Utah (10-13, 4-8 Big Sky Conference) has won two straight games, and five in a row against Northern Arizona (4-21, 1-11).
Better made two 3-pointers and 5 of 6 free throws. Jamal Aytes and James McGee added 12 points apiece, and Dwayne Morgan had 10 for the Thunderbirds.
S. Utah rallies to beat Idaho St. 84-80 to halt 3-game skid
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Brandon Better and Dwayne Morgan combined to score 31 points as Southern Utah rallied late and then held off Idaho State 84-80 to halt a three-game skid in Big Sky Conference play on Saturday afternoon.
Trailing 64-53, Morgan scored seven straight points to spark a 19-4 run, capped by Morgan's two free throws for a 72-68 lead with 5:05 left. The Thunderbirds pushed their advantage to 79-72 as they held Idaho State to just four points over seven minutes.
S Utah edges E Washington 66-62 in OT
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Brandon Better scored 13 points with four 3-pointers, Jamal Aytes added 11 points and Southern Utah beat Eastern Washington 66-62 in overtime on Saturday.
Southern Utah picks up first conference victory, 81-75
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Brandon Better scored 19 points, Jadon Cohee 18 and Southern Utah defeated Northern Arizona 81-75 on Saturday for the Thunderbirds' first Big Sky Conference victory this season.
Better made four 3-pointers and Southern Utah (7-9, 1-4) hit 9 of 20 from the arc while shooting 52 percent overall in snapping a five-game losing streak. Dwayne Morgan added 14 points, Jamal Aytes 12 and Dre Marin 10.
Harding, Braxton pace Weber St. past S. Utah 92-76
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Jerrick Harding tied a career-high with 31 points and Zach Braxton finished with 22 points and 13 rebounds and Weber State beat Southern Utah 92-76 on Saturday.
The 6-foot-1 Harding shot 60 percent from the field (12 of 20) while Braxton tied his career highs in points and rebounds.
After trailing 43-32 at halftime, Southern Utah used an 8-2 run capped by three free throws from Brandon Better and the Thunderbirds trailed 57-54 with 11:26 to go.
Better scores 17, S Utah snaps Central Michigan streak 86-80
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Brandon Better scored 17 points, Ivan Madunic and James McGee 16 points each and Southern Utah made a big, opening run after halftime stand up for an 86-80 defeat of Central Michigan on Saturday, snapping the Chippewas seven-game win streak.
Better guides Southern Utah past San Diego Christian 87-68
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Brandon Better totaled 21 points, eight rebounds and three steals and Southern Utah moved above .500 for the first time under second-year coach Todd Simon with an 87-68 victory over NAIA member San Diego Christian on Saturday.
Jadon Cohee was 10 of 10 at the free-throw line and scored 16 for the Thunderbirds (4-3), while Jamal Aytes added 14 points and Dre Marin and Christian Musoko each scored 13. Southern Utah won just six games in Simon's first season.
Better, Cohee lead Southern Utah to 81-69 win over SJSU
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Brandon Better had all 15 of his points in the first half and Jadon Cohee finished with 19 as Southern Utah started fast and held on for an 81-69 win over San Jose State on Thursday night.
Better outscored the Spartans early as he drilled four from beyond the arc and converted a 3-point play to give Southern Utah a 30-14 lead with 4:10 left in the first half.
Tinkle returns, leads Oregon State past Southern Utah, 99-82
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Tres Tinkle said it felt great being back on the court again.
"We put in so much work this offseason to make sure we show people what we're capable of doing," he said.
Tinkle had 24 points and six rebounds as Oregon State beat Southern Utah 99-82 in the season opener for both squads Friday night.
In his first game in nearly a year due to injury, Tinkle drove the lane, made free throws and scored from long distance. He shot 8-for-11 from the field.