CS Northridge vs. Southern Utah: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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CS Northridge vs. Southern Utah: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
CS Northridge 72
(13-15, 6-10 away)
Southern Utah 73
(11-15, 9-4 home)
Venue: Centrum Arena
9:35PM ET / 6:35PM PT, February 23, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
CS Northridge 35 37 72
Southern Utah 34 39 73
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
CS Northridge S Maxwell 20 S Maxwell 9 J Greene 5
Southern Utah J Stevenett 21 J Cheesman 11 J Johnson 3

On Saturday, Feb. 23, Southern Utah took on Cal State Northridge and won by a slim margin against the Matadors 73-72. Jayson Cheesman got 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Thunderbirds, earning a double-double. Damon Heuir had 18 points and added seven rebounds. For the Matadors, Stephen Maxwell finished with a team-high 20 points and nine rebounds. Next up for Southern Utah (11-15, 8-8 Big Sky) is Montana State (10-14, 7-9 Big Sky) on Thursday, Feb. 28 on their home court.

Southern Utah Game Notes

  • The last time SUU started the season 11-15 was 2001.
  • SUU beat the spread by four points. That makes the 13th time this season the Thunderbirds have beaten the spread.
  • The Thunderbirds have won three close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, Southern Utah is 24-27 in close games.
  • The Thunderbirds have won 89 percent of the time this season (8-1) after recording 73 or more total points.
  • Southern Utah has recorded fewer assists than their opponents for the past four games.
  • This is the fourth win of the season where the Thunderbirds came back after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 12th game at home this season--SUU has a 6.8 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Jackson Stevenett and Damon Heuir) accounted for 53.4 percent of the points.
  • Jayson Cheesman accounted for 32.3 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Jackson Stevenett has led the team in scoring in 14 out of 26 games this season.
  • Jayson Cheesman has led the team in rebounding in 12 out of 26 games this season.
  • This marks the 19th 20-point game of Jackson Stevenett's career.
  • Jackson Stevenett has five straight 20+ point games.
  • Jayson Cheesman recorded the fourth double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Jayson Cheesman recorded a double-double. It was the second of his career.
  • This was the seventh foul out of the season for Jaren Jeffery.

Cal State Northridge Game Notes

  • The Matadors have lost five times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Cal State Northridge is 22-26 in close games.
  • This loss extended the Matadors losing streak to four games.
  • The top two scorers (Stephen Maxwell and Brandon Perry) accounted for 44.4 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Stephen Maxwell and Brandon Perry) accounted for 41.1 percent of the rebounds.
  • Stephen Maxwell has led the team in scoring 11 times and in rebounding 14 times in 28 games this season.
  • This marks the eighth 20-point game of Stephen Maxwell's career.
CSUN PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Stephen Maxwell272092101
ABrandon Perry161251110
BJosh Greene37835101
BLandon Drew17433001
B-T. Hale-Edmerson15640113
CStephan Hicks29830302
CAllan Guei23621001
C-T. Williams22700203
D+Donovan Johnson13111102
SUU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJayson Cheesman2713112112
ADamon Heuir341873105
AJ. Stevenett382131113
BJordan Johnson26243210
B-Jaren Jeffery22441100
C+Chris Nsenki23611100
C+A.J. Hess21720001
-Cal Hanks9200011

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