GRAND FORKS, ND – The Fighting Hawks of North Dakota put a dent in Southern Utah’s perfect Big Sky record with a big 95-65 victory in the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.
The Thunderbirds suffered cold shooting in Grand Forks, finishing just 15-58 from the field and 3-17 from beyond the arch.
Randy Onwuasor led the Thunderbirds with 19 points as James McGee and Brayden Holker added 11 and 10, respectively. Onwuasor also led the team in rebounds with nine.
“Tough game to end our road swing. Hats off to North Dakota who was to able hit us with a barrage shots. We couldn't connect from the perimeter. We also struggled to finish plays with 26 missed field goals inside the paint,” head coach Todd Simon said. “Fortunately we have two home games this coming week and a chance to get quality practices in the Centrum.”
After a long road stretch, the Thunderbirds return home for their Big Sky home-opener as they host Sacramento State on Thursday, Jan. 12, and Portland State on Saturday, Jan. 14. Both games will tip off in the Centrum Arena at 6:30 p.m.