Southern Utah (3-6) Squares Off with Denver (3-6)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Southern Utah 20 27 47 +18.5
  Denver 40 32 72 -18.5
Fri, Dec 21 2012, 04:00 PM MST

Magness Arena
Denver, CO
Attendance: 2,030

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Thunderbirds basketball is in for a big fight at Magness Arena on Friday as Denver plays host to Southern Utah. It gets started at 6:00 EST. The Thunderbirds are 3-6 overall. The Pioneers are also 3-6. According to the RPI, the Thunderbirds are ranked No. 340 and the Pioneers No. 237.
StatSmack! Southern Utah is better than Denver
  • The top-ranking players between the two conferences for rebounds and three-pointers are in the Big Sky.
  • Jayson Cheesman is ranked 24th nationally in blocks.
  • The Southern Utah blocks leader (Jayson Cheesman) has more blocks than the Denver blocks leader (Chris Udofia).
  • The Big Sky has 3 teams - Sacramento State (75.8), Eastern Washington (73.8), and Montana State (73.8) - that score more per game than the WAC leader, Louisiana Tech (73.8).
SUU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C J. Stevenett 31 14 6 2 1 0 2
C- Damon Heuir 28 14 4 3 1 0 4
D+ Jayson Cheesman 20 6 6 1 0 3 1
D Wade Collie 23 8 3 2 1 0 3
D Julian Scott 21 9 2 1 0 1 2
D A.J. Hess 17 5 2 1 0 0 1
D- Cal Hanks 13 3 3 0 1 1 1
F Jaren Jeffery 19 4 4 0 1 0 2
F Jordan Johnson 11 4 2 0 0 0 1
F Chris Nsenki 11 2 1 1 0 0 1
F Tyson Koehler 9 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Zach Ghormley 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Drake Thomas 8 0 1 1 0 0 1
F Matt Gardner 3 1 0 1 0 0 1
F John Renfro 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
DEN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Chris Udofia 31 14 6 4 2 2 2
B- Royce O`Neale 36 14 6 3 2 0 3
C Chase Hallam 31 9 4 2 1 1 1
C- Brett Olson 33 9 2 1 1 0 2
D Cam Griffin 18 6 3 1 1 0 1
D Nate Engesser 8 3 1 1 0 0 0
D Jalen Love 17 4 1 1 0 0 1
D Blake Foeman 19 3 1 1 0 0 1
D Charles Webb 3 0 0 1 0 0 1
D Bryant Rucker 6 3 1 0 0 0 1
D- Jake Logan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Marcus Byrd 8 1 1 0 0 0 0

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Big Sky Standings

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1 Weber State 19-12 14-6
2 Montana 17-13 12-8
2 North Dakota 17-17 12-8
2 NAU 15-17 12-8
5 UNC 18-14 11-9
5 Portland State 17-15 11-9
7 EWU 15-16 10-10
7 SacSt 14-16 10-10
9 Montana State 14-17 9-11
10 Idaho State 11-18 8-12
 11Southern Utah 2-27 1-19
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#2 McKay Anderson Fr G 6-5 190
#44 Peter Barrus Fr C 6-10 210
#50 Jayson Cheesman Sr C 6-11 250
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#35 A.J. Hess So G 6-6 190
#42 Jaren Jeffery Sr F 6-8 210
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#15 Juwan Major Fr G 6-3 185
#5 John Marshall Fr G 6-1 185
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#32 Casey Oliverson So F 6-8 230
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