North Dakota vs Southern Utah

S. Utah 79, North Dakota 67


CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) - Jackson Stevenett scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, helping Southern Utah start Big Sky Conference play with a 79-67 victory over fellow conference newcomer North Dakota on Monday night.

Stevenett added a team-leading five assists. Wade Collie chipped in a career-high 18 points off the bench for the Thunderbirds (3-6), and Damon Heuir had 13.

Aaron Anderson led North Dakota (2-7) with 16 points but was just 3 of 9 from the field, part of a 30 percent team shooting effort. Mitch Wilmer had 15 points and 11 rebounds.

In the first-ever meeting between the schools, Southern Utah never trailed after the opening minutes, but Alonzo Traylor's jumper pulled North Dakota within 62-59 with 3:56 left. An A.J. Hess 3-pointer and a Stevenett layup gave the Thunderbirds some breathing room, and Southern Utah hit nine free throws in the final minute to secure the win.

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North Dakota Fighting Hawks
J. Schuler, F322-66-611311
D. Archer, F171-22-32014
M. Wilmer, C283-109-10111215
A. Anderson, G333-99-1222516
J. Webb, G302-90-05044
L. Antwi241-80-02033
A. Traylor216-131-2110013
J. Allard130-31-21101
S. Benton20-00-00000
Totals 18-6028-353851867
Southern Utah Thunderbirds
J. Stevenett, F379-192-2105321
J. Jeffery, F171-30-02032
J. Cheesman, C273-80-19226
D. Heuir, G205-82-220213
J. Johnson, G171-25-63127
W. Collie225-86-732518
A. Hess192-42-24228
C. Hanks161-40-04132
D. Thomas151-20-02122
C. Nsenki80-10-00100
T. Koehler20-00-01000
Totals 28-5917-2042152479
Big Sky
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Weber St.15-326-9108
Idaho St.11-716-15256
E. Wash.10-818-16232
North Dakota10-817-16218
Montana St.9-914-17260
Portland St.8-1013-18282
N. Colo.7-1110-21304
Sac. State6-1214-17273
So. Utah3-156-24335
N. Arizona3-155-25333
Other games
IPFW 62 Final
ND 74
DET 68 Final
SYR 72
SCST 51 Final
MIZZ 102
UNLV 62 Final