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CEDAR CITY (AP) — Brandon Better scored 26 points, Jadon Cohee added 25 — both career highs — and Southern Utah beat Long Beach State 94-89 on Wednesday night.
Better was fouled on a driving layup with 1:12 remaining and it bounced in off the back rim. He added the free throw for an 88-86 lead. Southern Utah made its next six free throws — with four by Better — to seal it.
LBSU's only field goal in the final three minutes came on Deishuan Booker's 3-point play with nine seconds left. Better made two of his seven free throws at the other end.
Christian Musoko had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Southern Utah (5-3), which plays at No. 3 Michigan State on Saturday. Jamal Aytes added 12 points and Jacob Calloway 10.
Bryan Alberts led Long Beach State (4-7) with 25 points and Gabe Levin added 24.
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And-one for the lead!! A career-high 22 for Better puts us up 88-86 with 1:09 left to play 😰 pic.twitter.com/Fud85yRAM1— SUU Men's Basketball (@SUUBasketball) December 7, 2017