CEDAR CITY — Kyle Davis scored 18 points and had game highs of eight rebounds and five assists to lead Southern Utah to an 84-66 victory over IPFW on Thursday night.

Ray Jones scored 16 points, Jackson Stevenett 15 and Matt Massey 10 for the Thunderbirds (11-17, 7-10 Summit League), who won their third straight game.

Southern Utah shot 60 percent (30 of 50) while limiting IPFW to 38.6 percent (22 of 57).

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"I am really proud of our effort tonight," head coach Roger Reid said. "We came out with a great attitude and did a great job of running the floor and executing on both ends to get a good team win. Kyle and Jackson played very well. They gave us some confidence early and everybody played well off of them. I really like how were are playing right now as we close in on the conference tournament."

Zach Plackemeier drained four 3-pointers to account for his 12 points, which led the Mastodons (17-11, 10-7). Frank Gaines, Ben Botts and Trey McCorkle added 10 points apiece.

The Thunderbirds bolted to an 8-0 lead and were never threatened. They led 43-25 at intermission, and their advantage never dropped below 14 in the second half. The lead crested at 78-52 on Massey's 3-pointer with 4:47 left.

SUU closes out the regular season hosting first-place Oakland University at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.