Southern Utah vs North Dakota

North Dakota 69, S. Utah 52

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Troy Huff scored 15 points, Mitch Wilmer tallied a double-double and third-seeded North Dakota used a big second half to advance in the Big Sky Conference tournament with a 69-52 win over Southern Utah on Thursday night.

Wilmer had 11 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and Aaron Anderson scored 14 for North Dakota (16-15), which shot 65.2 percent from the floor in the second half including a 7 for 11 mark from beyond the arc to put the Thunderbirds away for good.

Lenny Antwi and Josh Schuler added 10 points apiece for North Dakota.

Sixth-seeded Southern Utah (11-20) shot a dismal 28.8 percent from the field and was 5 of 19 from 3-point range. Jackson Stevenett scored 15 points to lead the Thunderbirds.

North Dakota advances to the second round of the Big Sky tournament Friday and will play No. 2 Weber State. The Wildcats beat seventh-seeded Northern Arizona 84-58.

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Southern Utah (11-20)252752
North Dakota (16-15) «284169

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Southern Utah Thunderbirds
J. Stevenett, F375-184-541215
A. Hess, F323-70-03147
J. Jeffery, F50-00-01020
J. Cheesman, C183-90-14116
D. Heuir, G221-105-96118
C. Nsenki313-50-00208
J. Johnson300-42-28242
C. Hanks162-41-23045
T. Koehler80-21-22101
Totals 17-5913-213591852
 28.8%61.9% 
North Dakota
J. Webb, F342-52-47517
M. Wilmer, F254-63-3140211
T. Huff, G355-104-974015
A. Anderson, G345-142-223114
S. Benton, G110-00-01000
J. Schuler243-61-210210
D. Archer111-10-01032
B. Brekke110-10-06030
L. Antwi94-50-000110
J. Allard30-10-00000
D. Stockdale10-00-01000
Totals 24-4912-2042121369
 49%60% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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Montana14-420-13145
Sac. State13-521-12142
N. Arizona13-523-15166
N. Colo.10-815-15246
Portland St.9-915-14225
Idaho8-1013-17266
Weber St.8-1013-17261
So. Utah7-1110-19307
North Dakota4-148-22310
Idaho St.4-147-23343
Montana St.4-147-23324
 
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