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Cougars' Last-second Effort Falls Short Against SUU

PROVO -- Southern Utah's Sarah Hutton hit a jump shot with 2.7 seconds left in the game to take a two-point lead, and BYU missed its last-second shot to win the game as the Cougars fell 72-70 Tuesday night at the Marriott Center.

BYU was nursing a two-point lead with under a minute left in the game when the Cougars allowed Southern Utah three shots at the basket before Shauntel Garrett hit a layup to tie the score at 70.

"We just didn't want it tonight," BYU coach Jeff Judkins said, "Southern Utah did."

Judkins said Southern Utah gambled tonight by playing a zone, but the Cougars didn't make their shots and the gamble paid off.

The Cougars finished the game shooting just under 35 percent, including 31 percent in the second half. BYU also struggled from the free throw line where they connected on just 15 of 27 attempts.

The two teams played to a 37-37 tie in the first half, and Southern Utah came out of the half fired up, building a 48-41 lead with 15:04 left in the game before the Cougars roared back with a run of their own.

BYU would outscore SUU 18 to 6 over the next 5:25 to take a 59-54 lead with 9:39 remaining in the game. Julie Sullivan ignited the Cougars' run by scoring nine of her team-high 15 points during the pivotal stretch.

The Cougars would take their largest lead of the game at 67-60, but SUU would close the game on an 11 to 3 run to earn the victory.

Danielle Cheesman and Sullivan led the Cougars with 15 points each followed by Nancy Seljaas who added 11, including three 3-pointers.

BYU hosts theUniversity of San Francisco on Sat. Jan. 3, at 7 p.m., in the Marriott Center.

Official Basketball Box Score -- GAME TOTALS -- FINAL STATISTICS

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Official Basketball Box Score -- GAME TOTALS -- FINAL STATISTICS

Southern Utah University vs Brigham Young University

12/30/03 7:00 PM at Brigham Young University

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VISITORS: Southern Utah University 9-2

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN

24 GARRETT, Shauntel... f 4-9 0-0 3-4 4 4 8 2 11 1 1 0 2 32

30 HUTTON, Sarah....... f 5-10 2-3 0-2 2 7 9 2 12 1 2 0 1 34

42 YATES, Lacey........ f 5-11 0-0 2-5 2 3 5 5 12 1 1 0 1 28

05 WARNER, Cyrita...... g 3-5 1-1 10-14 0 2 2 1 17 4 2 0 1 28

12 COOKE, Casey........ g 2-11 1-4 2-2 0 5 5 2 7 7 5 0 0 34

03 COOKE, Katy......... 1-3 0-0 1-2 1 4 5 4 3 0 1 0 0 13

13 ALLENDER, Julia..... 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 5

22 BEAL, Janis......... 2-4 0-0 2-2 1 2 3 1 6 2 5 0 2 19

32 THOMASON, Carrie.... 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 7

TEAM................ 2 4 6

Totals.............. 24-55 4-8 20-31 13 31 44 19 72 16 20 0 7 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 14-26 .538 2nd Half: 10-29 .345 Game: .436 DEADBALL

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 2-3 .667 2nd Half: 2-5 .400 Game: .500 REBOUNDS

F Throw % 1st Half: 7-13 .538 2nd Half: 13-18 .722 Game: .645 4

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HOME TEAM: Brigham Young University 6-4

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN

15 OVERDIEK, Jennie.... f 2-7 1-4 2-4 4 5 9 2 7 4 2 0 0 32

51 CHEESMAN, Danielle.. f 5-13 0-1 5-9 4 5 9 4 15 0 1 0 2 29

40 CHAMBERLAIN, A...... c 1-3 0-0 0-2 4 3 7 4 2 0 0 0 1 13

04 DOOLEY, Kestlee..... g 0-4 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 0 4 1 0 0 24

25 TAYLOR, Kali........ g 4-10 1-4 0-1 1 1 2 4 9 2 2 0 1 25

01 SELJAAS, Nancy...... 3-7 3-5 2-2 2 0 2 1 11 2 2 0 0 18

14 SULLIVAN, Julie..... 5-11 1-4 4-7 0 3 3 3 15 2 1 0 3 26

32 KOZLOWSKI, Kristen.. 1-4 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 12

33 ANDERSON, Ambrosia.. 3-9 1-1 0-0 3 2 5 2 7 1 4 0 1 18

35 JOHNSEN, Melinda.... 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3

TEAM................ 1 3 4

Totals.............. 24-69 7-20 15-27 20 25 45 21 70 17 13 0 9 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 15-40 .375 2nd Half: 9-29 .310 Game: .348 DEADBALL

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 4-7 .571 2nd Half: 3-13 .231 Game: .350 REBOUNDS

F Throw % 1st Half: 3-7 .429 2nd Half: 12-20 .600 Game: .556 6

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Officials: MIKE PETTY, BRIAN ABBOTT, KEN SOWBY

Technical fouls: Southern Utah University-None. Brigham Young

University-None.

Attendance: 968

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

Southern Utah University...... 37 35 - 72

Brigham Young University...... 37 33 - 70