SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Izayah Mariohooho-Le' afa scored 21 points and dealt five assists as Sacramento State knocked off Southern Utah, 70-55 on Thursday night.
The Hornets built a 12-point halftime advantage while holding the visiting Thunderbirds to just 15 made field goals in 47 attempts (31.9%).
With six games left until the conference tournament in Boise, Idaho, Southern Utah could have held down a No. 4 tournament seed with a win. Instead the Thunderbirds share the spot with Montana State. The top five seeds in the tournament receive a first-round bye. Sacramento State moves into a tie with Weber State for eighth.
Sacramento State and Southern Utah split two regular season games. Southern Utah routed the Hornets 74-49 in Cedar City, Utah. Sacramento State plays host to Northern Colorado Saturday. Southern Utah plays at Northern Arizona Saturday.
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