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).

Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Kyle Ireland

Beehive Bowl: Weber State, SUU Announce Six-Game Football Series

The Wildcats and Thunderbirds announced a future six-game football series to continue the Beehive Bowl matchup.
9 days ago
Kyle Ireland

Tevian Jones Returning To SUU Men’s Basketball For Fifth Season

Southern Utah men's basketball announced that standout guard Tevian Jones plans to return for a fifth season with the Thunderbirds.
10 days ago
Devin Lloyd - Jacksonville Jaguars - 2022 NFL Draft...
Trevor Allen

Locals In The NFL Matchups During Preseason On National Television

The NFL released the games that will be on national television during the preseason schedule, many which involve the locals with ties to Utah.
18 days ago
tyler allgeier, devin lloyd, braxton jones, nfl draft...
Kyle Ireland & Mitch Harper

State Of Utah’s 2022 NFL Draft Class, Free Agent Signings

The 2022 NFL draft was a busy one for players with ties to the state of Utah.
2 months ago
Braxton Jones - Southern Utah Thunderbirds...
Kyle Ireland

Chicago Bears Select SUU OL Braxton Jones In 2022 NFL Draft

The Chicago Bears selected former Southern Utah OL Braxton Jones with the No. 168 overall pick during the fifth round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
2 months ago
Devin Lloyd - James Empey - Utah Utes - BYU Cougars...
Kyle Ireland

NFL Draft Analyst Gives Pro Comps For Local Prospects

An NFL Draft analyst assigned player comparisons of professional athletes to the prospects with ties to the state of Utah.
2 months ago
Southern Utah’s Nine-Game Winning Streak Snapped In Loss To Eastern Washington