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CEDAR CITY (AP) — Cameron Oluyitan scored 19 points and Southern Utah romped past Sacramento State 74-49 on Saturday.
Dre Marin added 17 points and John Knight III 13 for the Thunderbirds (11-6, 4-2 Big Sky Conference).
Osi Nwachukwu had 13 points for the Hornets (10-6, 3-4) and Joshua Patton added 12.
“It was a good bounce back,” SUU head coach Todd Simon said. “We didn’t love our defensive effort, play on the glass and how we took care of the ball the other night, and today we controlled that much better. That’s what we wanted to see.”
Southern Utah held the Hornets to 17% shooting in the first half to take a 33-18 lead.
Marin hit a 3-pointer to put the Thunderbirds up for good 13-11 just by the midpoint of the first half. Harrison Butler followed with a 3-pointer before the Hornets made a free throw. Marin then hit another triple in the third to start an 11-0 run and the lead stayed in double figures the rest of the way.
There were 41 fouls and 48 free throws in the game with the Thunderbirds going 22 of 26 to 14 of 21 for the Hornets.