|S. Utah advances with 53-48 win over IUPUI|
|Written by Admin|
|Sunday, 08 March 2009 15:11|
The Thunderbirds (11-19) advance to play top-seeded North Dakota State in Monday's semifinals. The Summit tournament winner receives an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament field.
Baker was 9-for-16 from the field, and Southern Utah shot 48 percent. Tyler Quinney had 17 points and nine rebounds.
The Thunderbirds trailed 26-25 at the half but took the lead for good at 42-40 on Davis' jumper with 7:42 remaining.
IUPUI (16-14) got as close as one point down the stretch but never tied the game.
Gary Patterson and Jon Avery led the Jaguars with 12 points and Robert Glenn added 10.