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Southern Utah sneaks by Cal State Northridge 73-72

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CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) -- Jayson Cheesman scored 13 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and hit the game-winning lay-up with 12 seconds left to give Southern Utah a 73-72 victory over Cal State Northridge in Saturday night's BracketBusters game.

The Matadors had two looks at the basket in the last 4 seconds when Trevone Williams missed a jumper and Stephen Maxwell's offensive rebound put-back missed its mark. Maxwell ended his night with 20 points including an 8 for 8 performance from the free-throw line and had nine rebounds.

Jackson Stevenett was the leading scorer for Southern Utah (11-15) with 21 points, Damon Heuir chipped in with 18 and the Thunderbirds shot 40 percent from the field but were 19 of 23 from the free-throw line.

Southern Utah had lost three straight.

Brandon Perry had 12 points and five rebounds for Cal State Northridge (13-15), which was 23 of 28 from the line.

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