SOUTHERN UTAH THUNDERBIRDS

Southern Utah Breaks Multiple School Records In Win

Nov 29, 2019, 5:26 PM
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Courtesy of Southern Utah Athletics

CEDAR CITY, Utah – The Southern Utah men’s basketball team broke its program record for margin of victory and most three-point shots made in a single game in a win over West Coast Baptist College.

The Thunderbirds defeated the Eagles at American First Events Center on Friday, November 29.

Southern Utah defeated West Coast Baptist College 126-40. The 86-point win broke the program’s record for the largest margin of victory.

“We always start with defense, and I thought our guys did a good job creating offense from our defense,” said Southern Utah head coach Todd Simon. “We knew we were a way better-shooting team then we were showing, and at some point, those things were going to fall and today they just came in waves.”

The Thunderbirds’ previous largest victory was 68 points.

SUU also broke the school record for most three-pointers made in a single game. The T-Birds made 17 shots from behind the arc in the win over the Eagles.

The Thunderbirds’ previous record for triples made in a game was 16.

Jarryd Hoppo led SUU with a game-high 25 points. He added 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and a steal.

Seven Thunderbird players scored in double figures in the victory.

Southern Utah heads on the road to take on Loyola Marymount Lions on Sunday, December 1 at  2 p.m. (MDT).  

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