Davot Marcelic scored 18 points to lead Southern Utah State to an 80-68 win Thursday night over Northeastern Illinois.

Northeastern held a slim 35-33 halftime advantage and the lead changed hands seven times in the final period.Northeastern Illinois (1-10) was ahead 50-47 at the 10:55 mark when the Thunderbirds (6-4) went on a 13-2 run to pull ahead for good.

Kevin Flegner led Northeastern with 16 points.