George Hill scores 30 to lead IUPUI over S. Utah

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CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP)—George Hill scored 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, leading Indiana-Purdue-Indianapolis to a 78-61 win over Southern Utah on Saturday.

It was Hill’s fourth double-double of the season and second straight 30-point game. He scored 34 points at Missouri-Kansas City on Thursday night.

Jon Avery scored 12 points off the bench for the Jaguars (11-3, 3-0 Summit League), who shot 63 percent from the field and 56 percent from 3-point range.

Geoff Payne scored 20 points to lead Southern Utah (4-11, 2-2). The Thunderbirds went 3-19 beyond the 3-point arc.

Southern Utah, which trailed 42-29 at halftime, scored two points in the first seven minutes of the second half.

Payne’s two free throws with 4:31 left cut the Jaguars’ lead to 15 points, the closest Southern Utah got after the first four minutes of the second half.

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G. Hill G. Hill
10-14,  30 Pts
10 Rebs, 6 Assists
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G. Payne G. Payne
8-12,  20 Pts
9 Rebs, 3 Assists

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