S. Utah 69, W. Illinois 48
Ray Jones scored 16 points and Kyle Davis had a double-double to
lead Southern Utah to a 69-48 victory over Western Illinois on
Davis had 12 points and a game-best 14 rebounds for the
Thunderbirds (6-12, 3-5 Summit League), who won their second
straight game. The double-double was Davis’ third, and the 14
rebounds tied his career high.
The Leathernecks (7-11, 2-6) were led by Matt Lander’s 14 points
and Brandon Smith’s 12.
Southern Utah shot just 41.1 percent (23 of 56), but that was
much better than Western Illinois’ 26.7 percent (12 of 45). The
Thunderbirds also outrebounded the Leathernecks 42-33 and had a
35-12 edge on points in the paint.
Southern Utah led 35-25 at halftime and by double figures the
rest of the way.
Western Illinois, which has lost four of its last five, fell to
1-8 on the road.