Scores

Final

E Washington 85

(13-13, 8-7 Big Sky)

Southern Utah 74

(1-24, 0-16 Big Sky)

    9:00 PM ET, February 22, 2014

    Centrum Arena, Cedar City, Utah

    1 2 T
    EWU 38 4785
    SUU 34 4074

    Top Performers

    Eastern Washington: V. Jois 29 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Southern Utah: A. Hess 15 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast

    Eastern Washington beats Southern Utah 85-74

    Associated Press

    CEDAR CITY, Utah -- Venky Jois scored a career-high 29 points and Tyler Harvey added 26 as Eastern Washington kept Southern Utah winless in the Big Sky, winning 85-74 Saturday.

    EWU (13-13, 8-7) got out of the gate quickly, running up a 19-5 score after Drew Brandon's layup just 6 1/2 minutes in. But Southern Utah (1-24, 0-16) got a 7-0 run a few minutes later -- with five points coming from John Marshall -- and the Thunderbirds clawed their way back to trail 38-34 at the break.

    Marshall made a pair of free throws with 8:58 left to cut the SUU deficit to three, but the Eagles went on a 9-0 run, hitting 5 of 6 free throws, to push their lead back to 12 and kept Southern Utah at arm's length the rest of the way.

    Eric Rippetoe led Southern Utah with 17 while Casey Oliverson added 16.

    Jois added 13 rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EWU
    SUU
    Points 85 74
    FG Made-Attempted 24-48 (.500) 23-51 (.451)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-12 (.333) 8-16 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 33-46 (.717) 20-33 (.606)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 34 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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