CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Xavier Bishop registered 19 points as Montana State edged past Southern Utah 76-71 on Saturday.

RaeQuan Battle had 17 points for Montana State (21-6, 13-3 Big Sky Conference). Jubrile Belo added 12 points and seven rebounds. Amin Adamu had 10 points.

Jason Spurgin had 14 points for the Thunderbirds (16-9, 10-5). Dre Marin added 13 points. Aanen Moody had 11 points.

Tevian Jones, the Thunderbirds' leading scorer entering the contest at 16 points per game, scored three points in making 1 for 7 from behind the 3-point arc. Second-leading John Knight III (14 ppg) shot just 2 for 10.


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