Southern Utah wins 81-69 over Missouri-Kansas City
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP)—John Clifford scored 18 points and tied a career-high with 15 rebounds to lead Southern Utah to an 81-69 win over Missouri-Kansas City on Saturday night.
Davis Baker scored 17 points for the Thunderbirds (8-15, 6-6 Summit League). Tyler Quinney and David Marek had 11 points each. Clifford’s double-double was his fifth of the season.
Southern Utah shot 52 percent from the field and went 31-for-34 from the foul line. The Thunderbirds won the rebound battle 35-25.
Bakari Lewis scored 23 points for the Kangaroos (6-19, 2-10), who have lost six straight, and Latreze Mushatt added 16 points.
Southern Utah led 30-22 at halftime before opening the second half with a 22-6 spurt that gave the Thunderbirds their biggest lead, 52-29, with 13:02 left.
Kangaroos scoring leader Dane Brumagin played five minutes after an ankle injury two weeks ago.