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Knight III lifts Southern Utah past Charleston Southern 80-45

By The Associated Press | Posted - Nov 23rd, 2019 @ 2:13pm



JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — John Knight III came off the bench to score 18 points for Southern Utah in an 80-45 win over Charleston Southern on Saturday.

Jakolby Long had 12 points for Southern Utah (3-2). Maizen Fausett added 11 points and seven rebounds. Dre Marin had 11 points for Southern Utah.

“We wanted to come out and set a tone defensively and the guys did a good job contesting shots and getting back in transition,” SUU head coach Todd Simon said. “I’m proud of the guys for that effort, and offensively they did a great job sharing the ball and finding the open man.”

Dontrell Shuler had 20 points for the Buccaneers (1-5), who have now lost five straight games.

The T-Birds shot 14-of-16 from the free throw line.

“We need to get some good rest, we’re a little banged up right now with no Dwayne or David available today,” Simon said. “Tomorrow we’ve got to continue to bring a good defensive effort and make every possession count.”

The Thunderbirds will be back in action on Sunday. Their opponent and start time will be determined by the result of the contest between East Tennessee State and Delaware State.

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