CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) -Matt Massey scored 14 points, Matt Hodgson had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Southern Utah broke away in the closing minutes for a 69-56 victory over UMKC Saturday night.
The score was tied at 50 with six minutes to play, then Massey scored on a three-point play that ignited a 13-2 run by the Thunderbirds (6-15, 2-8 Summit). The final score was Southern Utah's largest lead of the game.
Southern Utah outrebounded UMKC 42-25 and scored 38 points in the paint while holding UMKC to 10.
Jay Couisnard had 18 points and Trey McKinney-Jones 14 for the Kangaroos (9-12, 3-7).
Southern Utah made 49 percent of its field-goal tries - 61 percent in the first half - while UMKC made 34 percent for the game.
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