ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Ryan Brimley hit a 3-pointer with three seconds remaining, and Southern Utah survived a furious comeback to defeat Houston Baptist 64-61 on Saturday for seventh place in the Great Alaska Shootout.
Houston Baptist (0-6), bidding for its first victory of the year, clawed back from a 15-point halftime deficit and tied the game at 61 when Jonathan Evans made one of two free throws with 27 seconds remaining.
"I think we lost some intensity in the second half, with the big lead, but they got a spark and made it a game," SUU coach Roger Reid said. "Give them credit, they battled the whole way, Brimley got free on the left wing for his game winner."
Houston Baptist's Michael Moss missed a 3-pointer from just over the half-court line as time expired.
The Thunderbirds (2-4) exploited their height advantage inside to build a 38-23 halftime lead, with Massey scoring 10 and Matt Hodgson six. Southern Utah had a 25-11 rebounding edge, including 10 offensive rebounds in the first half.
Massey finished with 20 points and eight rebounds. Hodgson and Kyle Davis had 11 points apiece.
Andrew Gonzalez led the Huskies with 18 points before fouling out with 4:28 remaining. Moss added 12.
Southern Utah outrebounded Houston Baptist 46-28 for the game, including 20 offensive rebounds.
- ACC, ESPN extend deal to 2036 that includes...
- NBA moving All-Star Game out of Charlotte,...
- Brazil nabs 10 IS backers in Olympics...
- Oklahoma State forward Tyrek Coger dies after...
- Jeff Gordon readies for the Brickyard in...
- Froome crashes in Tour, finishes stage with...
- Former NFL coach Dennis Green dies at 67
- Warriors' Draymond Green settles assault case...
- Morning links: National college... 81
- Nine Big 12 candidates: The pros and cons 68
- Report: Tom Holmoe tells Big 12 he's... 66
- Finding a Power 5 home for all BYU... 53
- Annual instate college basketball... 38
- BYU football coaching staff upbeat... 33
- Phil Steele 2016 Football magazine... 29
- Pac-12 South: Bruins the favorite, but... 22