CEDAR CITY, Utah -- — John Knight III had 21 points, including the go-ahead free throw with 2.6 seconds left, and Southern Utah beat Montana 64-63 on Thursday night in a Big Sky Conference opener for both teams.
Maizen Fausett had 14 points and Harrison Butler added eight rebounds for Southern Utah (2-1). Tevian Jones, who entered averaging 19.5 points per game, was held to three points on 1-of-7 shooting. Knight also grabbed nine rebounds.
Vazquez tied it at 63 on a 3-pointer with 31 seconds left.
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Silva scores 15, Oregon State beats California 59-57
— Roman Silva scored 13 of his career-high 15 points in the second half and Oregon State beat California 59-57 on Thursday night.