Hot Shooting Night Leads T-Birds to Big Win

Hot Shooting Night Leads T-Birds to Big Win

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CEDAR CITY, Utah — Three-point shots just kept dropping. WAC contenders? The Thunderbirds are certainly that after a huge 86-74 win over Sam Houston State. Maizen Fausett became just the fifth Thunderbird ever to reach 1300 career points after having a game-high 22 against the Bearkats. He jumped into fourth place all-time after hitting 1313 in his career. Harrison Butler is just 23 points away from becoming the sixth member of the 1300-point club after reaching 1277 after this game. Butler had a quiet night however with only 6 points.

So Close, Yet So Far To Go

Sam Houston never went away. The Thunderbirds however kept the Bearkats at arm’s reach. SUU never let its lead be cut to less than 4 points. Fausett went 5 for 5 from three-point range and the team as a whole shot 54.2% from distance. Tevian Jones had 21 points, but a certain player arose from the bench for 17 points. That player was Dee Barnes. In addition to his impressive performance, he was perfect from the free throw line going 4 for 4.

Up Next

Another huge game in the America First Event Center looms as Stephen F Austin visits Cedar City Saturday afternoon. The Lumberjacks just defeated Utah Tech 85-72 in St George for the Trailblazers’ first home loss of the season. Sam Houston heads down to Burns Arena to face that very same Utah Tech team hoping to end its trip to Utah on a high note.

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