Wildcats vs. Thunderbirds boxscore

CEDAR CITY — Damian Lillard scored 22 points and pulled down six rebounds to lead Weber State past Southern Utah 77-71 on Saturday night.

Darin Mahoney added 19 points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats (5-3), who won the battle of the boards 35-25 over the Thunderbirds (2-7).

Ryan Brimley had 18 points and Ray Jones Jr. had 16 for Southern Utah, which fell behind by as many as 11 points late in the game.

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Byron Fulton scored 14 points and Kyle Bullinger 10 for Weber State. Bullinger also had eight rebounds.

The Wildcats close the first half on a 12-4 run to lead 34-31 at halftime.

SUU got close in the second half at 48-46 when Jake Nielsen had a steal and layup. The Thunderbirds hung around for much of the second half until Weber State went up 64-58 with 5:55 remaining.

The Wildcats next play at Tulsa on Thursday before hosting University of the Southwest on Saturday.

Next up for the Thunderbirds is a Tuesday night home matchup against Oklahoma Panhandle State University.