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Oluyitan hits 6 3s and Southern Utah tops Long Beach St. 84-63

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 20, 2019 at 2:04 a.m.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Cameron Oluyitan scored a career-high 27 points, shooting 6-for-8 from behind the 3-point arc and Southern Utah rolled past Long Beach State 84-63 on Thursday night.

Oluyitan scored four of his 3s in the second half when the Thunderbirds broke the game open with a 20-4 run to start the final period.

Harrison Butler added 12 points and six rebounds for Southern Utah (7-4), which ended its four-game road losing streak. Maizen Fausett added 11 points and 10 rebounds. Dre Marin had 10 points for the T-Birds.

“We’ve challenged ourselves with as tough of a non-conference slate as we’ve had here, so to be able to get his many wins and win on the road is a big deal for us,” SUU head coach Todd Simon said.

The Thunderbirds will enter Big Sky Conference play with a 7-4 overall record. Seven is the most non-conference victories the T-Birds have had since the 2006-07 season.

Michael Carter III had 13 points for the Beach (3-9), whose losing streak stretched to five games. Jordan Griffin added 12 points. Max De Geest and Jordan Roberts had 10 points each.

Southern Utah plays Portland State on the road next Monday. Long Beach State plays Utah Valley at home on Saturday.


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