FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Bernie Andre had 19 points and eight rebounds, Carlos Hines added 17 points and Northern Arizona beat Southern Utah 80-77 in overtime on Monday.
Andre's layup with 1:36 left in regulation were the final points of the second half. NAU trailed for just 28 seconds in overtime and the game finished with 10 ties and 14 lead changes.Comment on this story
Ted McCree scored 14 points with four 3-pointers for NAU (6-13, 4-5 Big Sky), which has already topped its win total from last season. The Lumberjacks were held to 38.2 percent shooting (29 of 76), but won the second-chance points 17-8.
Andre Adams had a career-high 21 points, on 8-of-10 shooting, and 10 rebounds and Brandon Better added 18 points with five 3-pointers for Southern Utah (9-9, 4-5). Cameron Oluyitan chipped in with 14 points.
“We didn’t execute when it was time to execute there in the last little stretch,” SUU head coach Todd Simon said in a team release. “They made the plays and we didn’t, and that’s how it goes especially on the road.”