Knight scores 26, Southern Utah beats Portland State 68-58

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — John Knight III scored a career-high 26 points as Southern Utah won its eighth consecutive game, beating Portland State 68-58 on Thursday night. Tevian Jones added 21 points for the Thunderbirds.

Maizen Fausett had 13 rebounds for Southern Utah (18-3, 11-2 Big Sky Conference). Harrison Butler added eight rebounds.

James Scott had 20 points and eight rebounds for the Vikings (9-11, 6-7). Elijah Hardy added 15 points.

SUU trailed by 12 late in the first half, but closed on a 16-0 run to lead 29-25 at the break and never trailed again.

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