Southern Utah Looks to Remain in Hunt for 1st Round Bye at WAC Tournament Versus Grand Canyon

Southern Utah Looks to Remain in Hunt for 1st Round Bye at WAC Tournament Versus Grand Canyon

By: Keller Sherman

Featured Image Courtesy of Southern Utah Athletics

CEDAR CITY, Utah — It certainly took a while, but Southern Utah and Grand Canyon will finally do battle on the hardwood. The Thunderbirds did not receive an invitation to the Biggest Party in College Basketball, so they instead invited the Antelopes to theirs. It will likely be a very quiet party. With most students out of town for Spring Break, SUU is inviting local high school students to its party. All Cedar and Canyon View High School students will get into both games this week for free with a Student ID.

Last Time Out

The Thunderbirds’ offense was held to a season-low point total in a 57-64 defeat at Sam Houston. That setback capped off a split of the season series with the Bearkats. SUU’s offense was on fire in the 86-74 victory over Sam Houston in Cedar City back in January. Tevian Jones led the scoring for the Thunderbirds with 15 points. Drake Allen and Harrison Butler also scored in double figures in a game that was back and forth. However, once Sam Houston got on a run, SUU just could not get stops and respond.

Scouting the Lopes

Rayshon Harrison is the biggest threat on offense from Grand Canyon. The young sophomore has scored in double figures in every single WAC contest of the season win or lose. Fortunately for the Thunderbirds, they have a lot of offensive firepower of their own. It will be needed to match the pace that Harrison will display for GCU on Wednesday night. Gabe McGlothan is also a capable player. He has scored in double figures in four straight games and even recorded a double-double in his most recent outing. An offensive showcase should be expected Wednesday from both teams.

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