Thunderbird fans filled the America First Event Center tonight for a rivalry red-out game as SUU men’s basketball hosted the Weber State University Wildcats. While the Thunderbirds ran the show for the first half, they were unable to take a lead in the second half, ultimately losing 80-90.
Despite an early one-point lead, the Wildcats trailed the Thunderbirds for most of the first 17 minutes of the first period, with the Thunderbirds never allowing their lead to dip below two points. A series of three-pointers and layups allowed Weber to surpass SUU for the first time since the initial two minutes of play, going into halftime with the Wildcats leading 33-29.
In the second half, a jumper by senior guard James McGee tied the game 38-38 and placed McGee as the seventh all-time leading scorer in school history. While the Thunderbirds were able to score an additional 42 points during the second half, including two dunks by senior forward and center Christian Musoko, the Wildcats stayed at least three points ahead of SUU for the remainder of the half, finally taking the win 90-80.
Musoko, McGee, and junior guard Jadon Cohee led the team with scoring for the night, putting up 15, 12 and nine points respectively.
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