SUU (0-0/0-0 Big Sky) is coming off a 75-52 win over University of La Verne in the Thunderbirds’ only open exhibition game. Three T-Birds scored in double figures in that game, with newcomers Casey Oliverson and Race Parsons leading the way with 11 points each while veteran Jayson Cheesman added 10. Every scholarship player got into the game, all but three had an assist and all but three had at least one rebound.
Arizona Christian (1-0/0-0 GSAC), a member of the NAIA Division I Golden State Conference, beat University of the Southwest, 107-72, in its official season-opener on Saturday after splitting a pair of exhibition contests. In the exhibitions the Firestorm got past Northern Arizona by a 92-85 count before falling 76-73 to Fort Lewis.