Scores

Final

North Dakota 67

(2-7, 0-1 Big Sky)

Southern Utah 79

(3-6, 1-0 Big Sky)

    9:30 PM ET, December 17, 2012

    Centrum Arena, Cedar City, Utah

    1 2 T
    UND 33 3467
    SUU 39 4079

    Top Performers

    North Dakota: M. Wilmer 15 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Southern Utah: J. Stevenett 21 Pts, 10 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl

    S. Utah 79, North Dakota 67

    Associated Press

    CEDAR CITY, Utah -- 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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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UND
    SUU
    Points 67 79
    FG Made-Attempted 18-60 (.300) 28-59 (.475)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-13 (.231) 6-14 (.429)
    FT Made-Attempted 28-35 (.800) 17-20 (.850)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 12

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