SUU Suffers Second Straight Defeat In Road Loss To Saint Mary’s

Nov 15, 2021, 10:03 PM
Southern Utah Thunderbirds Men's Basketball...
(Courtesy of Southern Utah Athletics)
(Courtesy of Southern Utah Athletics)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Southern Utah men’s basketball team fell on the road for the second straight contest in a loss to the Saint Mary’s Gaels.

The Gaels hosted the Thunderbirds at University Credit Union Pavilion in Moraga, California on Monday, November 15.

SUU lost to Saint Mary’s, 70-51.

A slow start to the game was the T-Birds’ downfall. While Southern Utah limited Saint Mary’s to 29 points, the Thunderbirds were able to put up only 16 points during the opening 20 minutes of the contest.

Saint Mary’s outscored Southern Utah by six points in the second half to close out the double-digit game.

The T-Birds finished shooting 35.0 percent from the field, including 15.4 percent from beyond the arc.

John Knight III led SUU with 11 points on 5-8 shooting.

With the loss, the Thunderbirds dropped to a 1-2 record this season.

Southern Utah’s next game is against the California Bears on Thursday, November 18 at 8 p.m. (MDT). The game will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network.

Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Kyle Ireland

Butler’s Big Game Carries Southern Utah To Win At Idaho State

Harrison Butler's big performance the Southern Utah men's basketball team to a road victory over the Idaho State Bengals.
5 days ago
Tevian Jones - Southern Utah Thunderbirds...
Trevor Allen

Southern Utah Suffers Heartbreaking Loss To Montana State

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds suffered a heartbreaking loss, falling to the Montana State Bobcats 86-83 at home on Wednesday.
8 days ago
Todd Simon - Southern Utah Thunderbirds...
Trevor Allen

Southern Utah HC Todd Simon Gets 100th Career Win As Thunderbirds Beat Sacramento State

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds leave the North Shore Classic with a 91-87 win in double overtime over Sacramento State on Saturday night.
12 days ago
Kyle Ireland

Southern Utah Wraps Up Season With Win Over Sam Houston State

The Southern Utah football program picked up a victory over the Sam Houston State Bearkats to cap the Thunderbirds' 2022 campaign.
19 days ago
Southern Utah vs. Kansas...
Trevor Allen

Southern Utah Tests No. 6 Kansas, Comes Up Short In Final Minute

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds went to Lawrence and tested the No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks, but lost in the final minute, 82-76 on Friday night.
20 days ago
KSL Sports

Week 12: How To Watch, Stream Or Listen To Local College Football

The 2022 regular season of college football is winding down with some exciting matchups in Week 12, including an in-state matchup.
21 days ago
SUU Suffers Second Straight Defeat In Road Loss To Saint Mary’s