Sacramento State outshot the Thunderbirds from 3-point range and
from the foul line in picking up its second-ever win in Cedar City.
The Hornets went 11-28 behind the 3-point line, compared to
Southern Utah's 4-16, and made 15 of 18 free throws, compared to
the T-Birds' 10 of 19.
Trailing 37-28 at the half, Southern Utah cut the lead to a
basket five minutes into second half, as Olsovsky fueled a 13-6 run
with two layups and a jumper.
Allen was fouled while tipping in a missed shot, and his free
throw made it 43-41 with 14:41 remaining.
Sacramento State scored the next four baskets, including a
3-pointer by Woods, and a dunk and a turnaround jumper by Williams.
That gave the Hornets their biggest lead, 52-41.
Esteban Bonzano responded with Southern Utah's first 3-pointer,
igniting a 19-5 run that gave the Thunderbirds a 60-57 lead with
Sacramento State regained the lead for good on layups by Alex
Bausley, Freeman and Williams.
Freeman hit consecutive 3-pointers within 40 seconds, putting
Sacramento State ahead 69-63 with 2:54 to play.
Southern Utah tried to get back into it by fouling, but the
Hornets made seven of eight free throws in the final 30 seconds.