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CEDAR CITY, Utah — The high-powered Southern Utah offense was on full display yet again. For the fifth time this season, the Thunderbirds passed the century mark in points scored. The 111-76 victory featured 20 made three-pointers. Six Thunderbirds were in double figures in the beatdown. With the win, the Thunderbirds completed an unlikely season sweep of New Mexico State and improved to 6-1 in WAC play.
This Team is on Fire
After a game in which defense won the day for SUU, the prolific offense that has been the norm for the team this season returned. Tevian Jones led the way with 18 points, 12 of which came off of three-pointers. Harrison Butler and Maizen Fausett both had 15 points apiece. Three players came off the bench to hit double figures. Dee Barnes scored 14, Cameron Healy cashed in 12 all with three-point attempts, and Parsa Fallah came on the court for 10. That’s the kind of scoring that will dispatch just about anyone that cannot match the Thunderbirds offensively.
First place in the WAC will be on the line Saturday night. If the Thunderbirds can beat the Seattle Redhawks on Saturday, they will move into sole possession of 1st place in the conference. It won’t be easy, however. The Redhawks just knocked off Utah Valley in Orem last Saturday showing that they are legit. It will be a great test for the Thunderbirds as they continue to surprise in their inaugural WAC season.