Breaking Down Portland’s Non-Conference Schedule

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Nov. 9, 2012; Spokane, WA, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Gary Bell Jr. (5) fights for the loose ball against Southern Utah Thunderbirds guard Damon Heuir (3) during the first half at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Southern Utah

Sunday, December 1st. Portland, Oregon.

Last Season: 11-20 (8-12 Big Sky).

The Thunderbirds struggled in the Big Sky last season, and to make matters worse, Southern Utah lost its four leading scorers from last season. Jackson Stevenett, Damon Heuir, Julian Scott (graduation), and Wade Collie (drug arrest) will not be with the team this upcoming season. The Thunderbirds will rely heavily on senior center Jayson Cheeseman, who averaged 6.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game last season.