Montana State vs. Southern Utah: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Montana State vs. Southern Utah: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Montana State 62
(11-15, 3-10 away)
Southern Utah 61
(11-16, 9-5 home)
Venue: Centrum Arena
9:05PM ET / 6:05PM PT, February 28, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Montana State 27 35 62
Southern Utah 32 29 61
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Montana State C Moon 17 P Egwuonwu 13 A Biglow 7
Southern Utah J Stevenett 19 J Johnson 6 D Heuir 6

On Thursday, Feb. 28, Southern Utah took on Montana State and let one slip away to the Bobcats 62-61 in conference play. The Thunderbirds stay winless against Montana State this season at 0-2. The Thunderbirds were paced by Jackson Stevenett, who put up a game-high 19 points and six rebounds. Jayson Cheesman had 11 points and added five rebounds. For the Bobcats, Christian Moon finished with a team-high 17 points and four rebounds. Southern Utah (11-16, 8-9 Big Sky) takes on Montana (19-6, 15-1 Big Sky) on Monday, Mar. 4 on their home court.

Southern Utah Game Notes

  • Southern Utah started 11-16 during the 2002, 2001, and 1998 seasons (since 1996).
  • The Thunderbirds have been unlucky three times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Southern Utah is 24-28 in close games.
  • Southern Utah has lost 100 percent of the time this season (0-4) after recording 31 or fewer rebounds.
  • When the opposition records 41 or more rebounds this season, Southern Utah has lost 100 percent of the time (0-5).
  • The Thunderbirds set a season high for three-point percentage (54.5).
  • The last time SUU had a three-point percentage of 54.5 percent or higher was Mar 04, 2012 against Oakland.
  • The Thunderbirds have recorded more three-pointers than their opponents for the past four games.
  • Southern Utah has recorded fewer free throws made than their opponents for the past four games.
  • This is the second loss of the season where the Thunderbirds opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 13th game at home this season--SUU has a 6.2 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Jackson Stevenett accounted for 31.1 percent of the team's points.
  • Jackson Stevenett has led the team in scoring 15 times and in rebounding 12 times in 27 games this season.
  • Jackson Stevenett has 21 straight double-digit point games.

Montana State Game Notes

  • The Bobcats won this one, but have lost three times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Montana State is 32-23 in close games.
  • Paul Egwuonwu recorded a team season high in rebounds with 13 and defensive rebounds with 11.
  • The top two scorers (Christian Moon and Paul Egwuonwu) accounted for 50.0 percent of the points.
  • Paul Egwuonwu accounted for 31.7 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Christian Moon has led the team in scoring five times in 26 games this season.
  • Paul Egwuonwu has led the team in rebounding 16 times in 26 games this season.
  • Christian Moon has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Paul Egwuonwu recorded the fourth double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Paul Egwuonwu recorded a double-double. It was the third of his career.
MTST PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AChristian Moon371742200
APaul Egwuonwu3314130024
AAntonio Biglow261027311
BBlake Brumwell18450000
BXavier Blount301311000
CFlavien Davis24291002
C-Marcus Colbert17221001
C-Michael Dison6020100
C-Calen Coleman9011100
SUU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJ. Stevenett381962002
B+Jayson Cheesman211150021
BA.J. Hess30842000
BJaren Jeffery17640312
BChris Nsenki18603000
C+Damon Heuir31716115
CJordan Johnson28262113
C-Cal Hanks17220021

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