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.
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Bogdan Bliznyuk, who has won the last two Big Sky Conference Player of the Week honors, staked a big claim to a third straight honor, putting up 32 points and grabbing 15 rebounds to help power Eastern Washington to a 74-51 rout of Southern Utah in the penultimate game of the regular season Thursday night.
The Eagles are tied with Weber State for third place in the Big Sky after the Wildcats lost at Montana, 75-57.
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.
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.