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Southern Utah Thunderbirds (6-4)


Saturday 12/9 Saturday 12/16 Tuesday 12/19 Thursday 12/28 Saturday 12/30
@ MSU
L 63-88
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vs. CentMi
W 86-80
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@ Iowa
6:00 PM PT7:00 PM MT8:00 PM CT9:00 PM ET2:00 PM GMT10:00 PM 北京时间7:00 PM MST9:00 PM EST
vs. MontSt
5:30 PM PT6:30 PM MT7:30 PM CT8:30 PM ET1:30 PM GMT9:30 PM 北京时间6:30 PM MST8:30 PM EST
vs. Mont
11:30 AM PT12:30 PM MT1:30 PM CT2:30 PM ET7:30 PM GMT3:30 PM 北京时间12:30 PM MST2:30 PM EST

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.

With the lead 42-40 at the half, Southern Utah (6-4) took off with a 14-2 run as the Chippewas missed five of six shots and committed four turnovers in the 3-and-a-half minute span. Madunic, Better and McGee hit 10 of the Thunderbirds 11 3-pointers.

Led by 21 points from Cecil Williams, Central Michigan (8-2) clawed back within three, but never regained the lead. Williams dunked and Gavin Peppers (14 points) added a layup as the Chippewas trailed 79-74 with a minute to go. A David DiLeo steal and layup made it 81-78 and Peppers scored to make it 83-80 with 30 seconds left. Southern Utah converted five of six free throws to remain 5-0 at home.

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Leaders
Points: J. Cohee16.8
Rebounds: J. Aytes5.9
Assists: J. Cohee4.3
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: J. Cohee80.8%
3P%: B. Better40.0%
Steals: J. McGee1.5
Blocks: I. Madunic1.4
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova11-0
2 Michigan State10-1
3 Wichita State8-2
4 Duke11-1
5 Arizona State9-0
6 Miami (FL)9-0
7 North Carolina9-1
8 Kentucky9-1
9 Texas A&M9-1
10 Xavier10-1
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova11-0
2 Michigan State10-1
3 Wichita State8-2
4 Duke11-1
5 Kentucky9-1
6 Arizona State9-0
7 North Carolina9-1
8 Miami (FL)9-0
9 Xavier10-1
10 Texas A&M9-1
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Big Sky Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Portland State 0-0 9-3
Northern Colorado 0-0 8-3
Idaho 0-0 7-3
Southern Utah 0-0 6-4
Montana 0-0 5-4
Montana State 0-0 6-5
Weber State 0-0 5-5
Idaho State 0-0 3-5
North Dakota 0-0 4-7
Eastern Washington 0-0 3-8
Sacramento State 0-0 2-8
Northern Arizona 0-0 2-9
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 81.7 (59)
Rebounds: 9.5 (242)
Assists: 12.7 (262)
FG%: 44.2% (223)
FT%: 74.3% (67)
3P%: 36.7% (118)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 83.4 (333)
Rebounds: 25.0 (218)
Assists: 15.7 (296)
FG%: 48.7% (326)
FT%: 70.9% (210)
3P%: 36.8% (255)
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