Sutah 30 32 19 81
Idahost 29 33 17 79
Date of game: 2/7/2013

Recap: Idaho State vs. Southern Utah

Pocatello, ID (Sports Network) - Jackson Stevenett scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Southern Utah Thunderbirds held off the Idaho State Bengals in overtime, 81-79, in Big Sky Conference action at Holt Arena.

Damon Heuir added 17 points, eight assists, and three steals for SUU (10-12, 8-5 Big Sky), which has won a season-high five straight games. A.J. Hess scored 12 points, while Cal Hanks chipped in 10 points for the visitors.

For Idaho State (4-18, 3-10), Tomas Sanchez scored 19 points, Andre Hatchett had 18 points, Melvin Morgan netted 15 points, and Neveij Walters pitched in 11 points. The Bengals' extended their losing streak to six in a row.

SUU shot 44.4 percent from the field in the first half as it took a slim 30-29 lead into intermission. Idaho State shot less than 35 percent in the frame but kept the game close by shooting 12-of-15 from the foul line.

Idaho State opened the second half on a 10-2 run to take a seven-point lead, but SUU responded with a 12-1 spurt of its own to retake the advantage. The teams went on the seesaw down the stretch, and following a pair of Morgan free throws for Idaho State with 36 seconds left, the game was tied at 62-62. The Thunderbirds had one last possession to try and take the lead, but they turned the ball over and the game went to overtime.

With the game tied at 73-73 with less than a minute left in the extra session, SUU took the lead on a pair Heuir free throws and held on from there.

SUU held a convincing advantage on the boards, 42-28.

Game Notes

Leinart, Crouch headline 2016 College HOF ballot

Former Heisman Trophy winners Matt Leinart, Eric Crouch and Rashaan Salaam are among 76 Football Bowl Subdivision players on the ballot for election into the 2016 class of the College Football Hall of Fame.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: Halfway to the Sprint Cup Chase

The regular season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has reached its midpoint, with 13 races completed and 13 to go before the championship Chase begins.

Blue Jays activate Navarro from DL

The Toronto Blue Jays activated catcher Dioner Navarro from the 15-day disabled list following a 2-0 loss to the Washington Nationals in the opener of Tuesday's doubleheader.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.