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Sacramento State uses hot first half to roll past Southern Utah, 68-56

Sacramento State built a big first-half lead by shooting 62 percent from the field and cruised to a 68-56 win over Southern Utah Monday night.

Mikh McKinney 15 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead Sacramento State (10-11, 6-6 Big Sky). Dylan Garrity added another 13 points and Alex tiffin pulled down 10 rebounds.

Sacramento State shot 49 percent from the field (26 of 53) and was 5 of 11 from long range while outrebounding the Thunderbirds, 38-25.

Southern Utah's starters scored just 11 points and were a collective 5 of 20 from the field. Jaren Jeffery came off the bench to lead the Thunderbirds with 21 points on 9 of 11 shooting, with Juwan Major adding another 11 by shooting 5 of 8 from the field.

As a team, Southern Utah (1-20, 0-12) shot 22 of 51 (43 percent).