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Portland State295786
Southern Utah265379
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NCAA Game Summary - Portland State at Southern Utah



(Thursday, February 20th)

Final Score: Portland State 86, Southern Utah 79

Cedar City, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Gary Winston posted a game-high 26 points as the Portland State Vikings held on to defeat the Southern Utah Thunderbirds, 86-79, in Big Sky Conference action at Centrum Arena.

Also scoring in double figures for the Vikings (12-12, 7-8 Big Sky) were Dashaun Wiggins and Andre Winston with 19 and 13 points, respectively, as the team snapped a four-game slide.

The Thunderbirds (1-23, 0-15), losers of a staggering 22 consecutive contests since opening the season with a win over Arizona Christian, were led by Casey Oliverson who registered a double-double consisting of 19 points and a game- high 10 rebounds, his scoring total matched by Trey Kennedy off the bench. John Marshall pitched in with 15 points, shooting 9-of-11 at the free-throw line.

Both programs made only nine field goals in the first half, but even with just 2-of-10 accuracy beyond the arc in the period, PSU was able to pull out to a 29-26 advantage at the break.

In the second half SUU actually led by three points at the 13:10 mark and shot an impressive 59.3 percent from the floor, but at the same time the Vikings were hitting on 54.8 percent from the field and 18-of-20 at the free-throw line to claim the win.

The game featured eight ties and 14 lead changes, with Portland State pulling out the victory by outscoring the hosts on the perimeter (21-6) and turning the ball over just six times.

The Thunderbirds are three days shy of going a full calendar year since capturing their last win over a Division I foe (Cal State Northridge) on Feb. 23, 2013. It has been even longer since the squad took down a league opponent, having last defeated a Big Sky member on Feb. 7, 2013 (Idaho State).

02/21 00:13:18 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 5
NOR 1
 
10th
TAM 3
BOS 3
 
8th
MIA 6
NYM 6
 
9th
ATL 0
PHI 7
 
Final
BAL 4
MIN 6
7th
STL 2
PIT 4
 
7th
CHC 3
MIL 1
 
1st
CLE 0
DET 2
 
1st
OAK 2
SEA 0
 
1st
SDP 0
ARI 0
 
5:40pm Tonight
COL
SFG
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
TEX
8:10pm Tonight
LOS
WAS
8:00pm Tonight
LOU
MIAMI
Final
DUR 5
NOR 1