Knight III leads S. Utah past Utah Valley 60-56

John Knight III for Southern Utah SUU basketball against West Coast Baptist in Cedar City.

John Knight III for Southern Utah SUU basketball against West Coast Baptist in Cedar City. (Courtesy: SUU Athletics)



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CEDAR CITY — John Knight III posted 16 points as Southern Utah narrowly defeated Utah Valley 60-56 on Wednesday night.

Maizen Fausett had 15 points for Southern Utah (6-3), which earned its fifth straight victory.

"This is a fun rivalry," SUU coach Todd Simon said. "Obviously this was a big game, and it's good to be back home after a seven-game road swing. We knew this game was going to be an absolute battle. They're very physical and we're very physical, and we figured it was going to happen on the defensive end. To our credit, they did a phenomenal job defending and found a way to win on our home floor which we've done a great job of for a long stretch now."

Fardaws Aimaq had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Wolverines (7-2), whose seven-game win streak ended. Connor Harding added 15 points and seven rebounds.

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