PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Michael Harthun scored 19 points, Renado Parker added 16 points and eight rebounds, and Portland State snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 90-69 blowout of Southern Utah on Thursday night.
Michael Harvey chipped in 13 points off the bench for the Vikings (6-16, 4-11 Big Sky), who shot 52 percent from the floor, including 59 percent in the second half.
Jackson Stevenett led the Thunderbirds (10-14, 8-7) with 26 points, and Damon Heuir had 14.
Portland State led 40-34 at halftime, but Southern Utah pulled within 46-44 on Heuir's 3-pointer 2 minutes into the second half. That sparked an 18-2 run that put Portland State up 64-46 with 11:33 left, and the Vikings weren't seriously threatened again.
Portland State now leads the all-time series 2-1; Southern Utah won 76-63 in Cedar City, Utah, on Jan. 24. Before that, the teams' only previous meeting had been in 1969.
Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.