Sacramento St 76

(7-4, 3-4 away)

Southern Utah 68

(1-8, 1-3 home)

    9:05 PM ET, December 17, 2005

    Centrum Arena, Cedar City, Utah

    1 2 T
    SACST 37 3976
    SUU 28 4068

    Top Performers

    Sacramento St: D. Freeman 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Southern Utah: L. Olsovsky 13 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Sacramento State 76, Southern Utah 68

    CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) -- DaShawn Freeman scored 17 points and Jason Harris added 12 to lead visiting Sacramento State to a 76-68 win over Southern Utah Saturday.

    Clark Woods scored 14 points and Justin Williams added 10 for the Hornets (7-4), who have won six of their last eight games.

    Lubor Olsovsky led Southern Utah (1-8) with 13 points, while Justin Allen had 12 and Fernando Bonfirm scored 11. Steve Barnes and Nate Janes added 10 points each.

    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 6:25 left.

    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.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 76 68
    FG Made-Attempted 25-61 (.410) 27-56 (.482)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-28 (.393) 4-16 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-18 (.833) 10-19 (.526)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 2

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