NCAA Basketball

Southern Utah Thunderbirds (5-24)


Sat. 2/20 Sat. 2/27 Thu. 3/3 Sat. 3/5 Tue. 3/8
vs. IdaSt 
L 71-89
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@ NoAri 
W 69-59
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@ Sac 
L 63-69
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@ PorSt 
L 86-88
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@ NorDak 
L 80-85
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North Dakota edges Southern Utah 85-80 in Big Sky 1st round

RENO, Nev. (AP) Quinton Hooker scored 26 of his 30 points in the second half to help No. 5 seed North Dakota hold off 12th-seeded Southern Utah 85-80 on Tuesday in the first round of the Big Sky tournament.

The Fighting Hawks (16-14) play fourth-seeded Idaho State in a quarterfinal on Thursday.

The Thunderbirds, who came in with one win in their final 13 games, got within a point three times in the final minute but North Dakota made all eight free throws, including four by Hooker, to prevail.

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Leaders
Points: J. McGee12.1
Rebounds: T. Langston4.8
Assists: J. Marshall2.3
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: T. Langston71.8%
3P%: J. McGee41.8%
Steals: T. Kennedy1.0
Blocks: D. Melifonwu0.6
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas33-5
2 Michigan State29-6
3 North Carolina33-7
4 Virginia29-8
5 Oregon31-7
6 Villanova35-5
7 Oklahoma29-8
8 West Virginia26-9
9 Xavier28-6
10 Miami (FL)27-8
10 Kentucky27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova35-5
2 North Carolina33-7
3 Kansas33-5
4 Oklahoma29-8
5 Virginia29-8
6 Oregon31-7
7 Michigan State29-6
8 Miami (FL)27-8
9 Indiana27-8
10 Syracuse23-14
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Big Sky Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Weber State 15-3 26-9
Montana 14-4 21-12
Idaho 12-6 21-13
Idaho State 11-7 16-15
Eastern Washington 10-8 18-16
North Dakota 10-8 17-16
Montana State 9-9 14-17
Portland State 8-10 13-18
Northern Colorado 7-11 10-21
Sacramento State 6-12 14-17
Southern Utah 3-15 5-24
Northern Arizona 3-15 5-25
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 70.3 (250)
Rebounds: 8.2 (329)
Assists: 11.7 (287)
FG%: 43.6% (202)
FT%: 71.2% (124)
3P%: 36.4% (93)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 82.3 (341)
Rebounds: 22.1 (342)
Assists: 13.7 (215)
FG%: 50.5% (349)
FT%: 71.7% (276)
3P%: 42.1% (351)
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