Southern Utah fends off stubborn Montana State 93-82
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) James McGee's career-high 26 points - with all five starters in double-figure scoring - helped Southern Utah hold off Montana State and its record-setting freshman Tyler Hall 93-82 in a Big Sky opener Thursday night.
Hall scored the last 15 points for Montana State - bringing the Bobcats as close as 73-70 and 85-81 - to finish with 36 points, most by a freshman in MSU history. He shot 12-for-25 and made five 3-pointers.
Race Parsons, who scored 11 points for Southern Utah with seven assists, hit a 3-pointer 12 seconds into the second half, sparking an 11-2 run as Southern Utah (4-8) broke away from a 51-47 halftime lead.
Southern Utah shot 54 percent and drained 12 3-pointers.