Southern Utah vs Montana State

Montana St. 76, S. Utah 68


BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Christian Moon scored a career-high 24 points and Montana State defeated Southern Utah 76-68 Monday night.

Xavier Blount scored 13 and Paul Egwuonwu scored 10 for the Bobcats (7-9, 4-4 Big Sky), who had lost their previous two games after a four-game winning streak.

Montana State never trailed in the game but Southern Utah came within two points in the final 2 minutes.

Damon Heuir scored 20 points to lead the Thunderbirds (5-12, 3-5), who have lost five in a row. Jackson Stevenett added 19 points and Jayson Cheesman had 13 points and eight rebounds for Southern Utah, which played without center Jaren Jeffery, sidelined by an illness.

It was the first meeting between the teams since 1997. Southern Utah is in its first season in the Big Sky Conference.

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Southern Utah Thunderbirds
J. Stevenett, F408-142-352319
T. Koehler, F111-10-03102
J. Cheesman, C265-113-480313
D. Heuir, G377-202-453320
J. Johnson, G272-22-47526
A. Hess272-60-03026
W. Collie160-10-02150
C. Hanks120-42-21122
C. Nsenki40-00-00000
Totals 25-5911-1737132068
Montana State Bobcats
X. Blount, F343-85-822113
F. Davis, F253-80-05106
P. Egwuonwu, C223-74-550310
C. Moon, G299-134-751024
M. Colbert, G222-42-23418
A. Biglow201-53-42135
C. Coleman170-32-25112
B. Brumwell131-20-02022
M. Dison122-40-01114
J. Budinich51-10-01022
E. Norman20-10-00000
Totals 25-5620-2833111476
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
CINCY 55 Final
SYR 57
GTOWN 63 Final
ND 47