Southern Utah downs West Coast Baptist 96-53
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Andre Adams scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and four other Southern Utah players scored in double digits as the Thunderbirds downed West Coast Baptist 96-53 in Tuesday night's season opener.
Dwayne Morgan scored 17 points with eight boards, Cameron Oluyitan added 15 points, Josh Cornish had 12 and Harrison Butler 10 for Southern Utah, which had 23 assists in shooting 35 of 67 from the field (52 percent).
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.
Crandall lifts North Dakota past Southern Utah, 61-57
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Geno Crandall scored North Dakota's only two baskets in the final eight minutes, but his second one with 17 seconds left was enough to give the Fighting Hawks a 61-57 victory over Southern Utah in a Big Sky Conference clash Thursday night.
The victory was North Dakota's fifth straight over Southern Utah and snapped a three-game losing streak. North Dakota leads the all-time series 9-3.
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.
Morgan no longer part of UNLV’s program
LAS VEGAS (AP) — UNLV forward Dwayne Morgan will continue to receive financial support from the university as he works toward graduation in December, but will not be a member of the Runnin' Rebels basketball team.
Coach Marvin Menzies said in a statement Tuesday that Morgan did everything asked of him after being suspended by the team for an arrest for disorderly conduct in May. Morgan was arrested after a dispute with a cab driver.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a now suspended UNLV basketball player was behaving erratically and had tried to get into a police car to drive it home before he was arrested.
A Las Vegas police report released Tuesday said the incident began about 6:30 a.m. on May 6 with Dwayne Morgan getting into a dispute with a taxi driver over cab fare and going off in a verbal tirade after getting kicked out.
Police said Morgan then walked over to a patrol vehicle "thinking he could use it to drive home."
LAS VEGAS (AP) — UNLV junior forward Dwayne Morgan was suspended indefinitely from the team following his arrest last weekend on a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge in a dispute with a taxi driver over cab fare.
Associate athletic director Andy Grossman said Wednesday that Morgan was suspended from all team activities following a meeting with coach Marvin Menzies.
Grossman says the team is still collecting information about the arrest on Saturday.