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FILE: Southern Utah's Jacob Calloway finished the night with 14 points in the T-Birds' 78-69 loss at Portland State on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Holland Woods registered 19 points and eight assists as Portland State topped Southern Utah 78-69 on Saturday night.

Michael Nuga had 12 points for Portland State (11-14, 6-8 Big Sky Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory. Deante Strickland added 11 points. Jamie Orme had 10 points for the home team.

Harrison Butler had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Thunderbirds (12-12, 7-8). Jacob Calloway added 14 points. Andre Adams had 12 points and eight rebounds.

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“Defensively we started out with some energy, but we weren’t making any shots and I think we let that affect us,” SUU head coach Todd Simon said in a team release. “We’ve got to be better than that, we’ve got to find a way to make shots on the road which has been a struggle for us.”

The Vikings leveled the season series against the Thunderbirds with the win. Southern Utah defeated Portland State 83-69 on Jan. 17. Portland State takes on Idaho State at home on Thursday. Southern Utah plays Eastern Washington at home on Thursday.


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