Southern Utah beats Weber State, sweeps season series
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Harrison Butler scored 19 points and collected 13 rebounds and Southern Utah swept the season series from Weber State with a 65-53 victory on Thursday night.
The game was tied at 8-8 but other than that Southern Utah led. The Thunderbirds took a 33-27 halftime lead and led by as many as 11 in the second half before Kozak scored seven straight points in a 9-1 run to get the Wildcats within three at 48-45 with six minutes remaining. The Wildcats were up five with just under a minute left before scoring the final seven points, four by Marin.
Both teams shot under 40 percent but the Thunderbirds had a 46-33 rebounding edge with 13 offensive boards that led to an 11-0 advantage on second-chance points.