CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) Drake Allen scored 17 points as Southern Utah beat Division III-member La Verne 117-55 on Thursday.

Allen made all eight of his shots from the floor for the Thunderbirds (1-1). Harrison Butler recorded 16 points and was 5 of 10 shooting, including 2 for 4 from distance, and went 4 for 5 from the line.

Brian Adams, John Malone II and Taveres James all scored eight for the Leopards.


Southern Utah hosts Saint Katherine in its next matchup on Saturday.


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