Scores

Final

Southern Utah 59

(5-8, 3-1 Big Sky)

Sacramento St 64

(7-5, 2-2 Big Sky)

10:05 PM ET, January 7, 2013

1 2 T
SUU 26 3359
SAC 29 3564

Top Performers

Southern Utah: J. Stevenett 24 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

Sacramento State: M. McKinney 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Stl

Sacramento St. 64, S. Utah 59

Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Mikh McKinney scored 18 points and Konner Veneto added 14, helping Sacramento State overcome its foul-line struggles Monday night and beat Southern Utah 64-59.

Dylan Garrity chipped in 12 points for the Hornets (7-5, 2-2 Big Sky), who had lost four of their previous five games. Sacramento State took 55 foul shots, many of them in the final minutes as Southern Utah tried to rally, but made just 29 of them, a 53 percent clip.

Jackson Stevenett had 24 points on 8-of-15 shooting, plus 12 rebounds, for the Thunderbirds (5-8, 3-1), who never led but pulled within 41-40 on Jayson Cheesman's dunk with 9:32 to play. But Sacramento State scored the next 11 points, and Southern Utah couldn't get within a possession again.

The Thunderbirds, conference newcomers this season, still lead 13-7 in the all-time series, which dates to 1987. Monday's game was the first between the schools since 2008.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SUU
SAC
Points 59 64
FG Made-Attempted 19-59 (.322) 16-39 (.410)
3P Made-Attempted 6-22 (.273) 3-5 (.600)
FT Made-Attempted 15-21 (.714) 29-55 (.527)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 34 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 16

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 7, 2013 @SAC 64, SUU 59Recap
Jan 31, 2013 @SUU 79, SAC 67Recap

Research Notes

Sacramento State was 29-for-55 from the free throw line on Monday. It's the most misses by a Division 1 team this season, and tied for the third-most attempts in a game. The last time a Division 1 team missed that many free throws in a game was Western Kentucky on November 15, 2010 when they went 24-for-50 from the line. The last Division 1 team to miss more free throws in a game was Syracuse on February 18, 2006, when they missed 27 free throws (19-for-46) against Louisville.

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