Southern Utah’s Nine-Game Winning Streak Snapped In Loss To Eastern Washington

Jan 14, 2021, 9:27 PM
Maizen Fausett - Southern Utah Thunderbirds...
Southern Utah guard Maizen Fausett (Courtesy of Southern Utah Athletics)
(Courtesy of Southern Utah Athletics)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Southern Utah men’s basketball saw its nine-game winning streak come to an end with a loss to the Eastern Washington Eagles.

The Eagles hosted the T-Birds at Reese Court in Cheney, Washington on Thursday, January 14.

SUU and EWU played neck-and-neck for the first three-quarters of action before the Eagles began to pull ahead during the final 10 minutes of the contest.

Eastern Washington won the game, 75-63.

It was Southern Utah’s first loss since the season-opener on November 25.

Eagles forward Tanner Groves was the primary head for the Thunderbirds. Groves led Eastern Washington with 25 points and seven rebounds. The Eagles forward shot 7-15 from the field, including 2-3 from beyond the arc.

Overall, the Eagles shot 40.0 percent from the field and 27.3 percent on three-pointers.

The Thunderbirds ended the game shooting 34.3 percent overall and only 20.6 from downtown.

SUU had four players score in double figures.

Maizen Fausett led the T-Birds with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

With the loss, SUU fell to 9-2 on the season and 4-1 in Big Sky games.

Southern Utah’s next game is the second contest of a back-to-back with Eastern Washington. The Eagles will host the Thunderbirds once again on Saturday, January 16 at 1:05 p.m. (MDT).

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