After falling behind early against San Diego on Tuesday night, Southern Utah started the second half on a 17-3 run to bring the game back within three. That is as close as the Thunderbirds would get however as the visiting Toreros held on to win by a final score of 67-53.The Thunderbirds got a stat sheet filling game from Damon Heuir (17 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists), though unfortunately one of the categories he filled was turnovers (6). He is having a solid year but a TO rate of 23.5 is a little higher than you would like to see from the point guard.
There were some encouraging signs, such as the TBirds outrebounding the Toreros 43-31, getting good contributions from everyone. They also had an impressive ten blocks. But they struggled from the outside (3/21 from three-point range, which isn't really their specialty), while turning it over 16 times.
They now have almost two weeks off, as their next game will be December 17th, when they will welcome North Dakota to Cedar City for both teams first Big Sky game.
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