CEDAR CITY -- Brian Green went 4-for-5 from 3-point range and scored 19 points to lead Utah State past Southern Utah 66-53 on Saturday night at the Centrum.
Green, a reserve out of Davis High School, paced Utah State's 28-11 advantage in bench points.
The Aggies (2-1) also got 12 points from Tai Wesley.
Ramell Taylor of the Thunderbirds (1-2) led all scorers with 22, but he was the only Southern Utah player to crack double figures.
"The frustrating thing to me is we got close and then we let their best shooter get open and make shots," SUU coach Roger Reid said. "We knew Brian Green was a shooter but we let him get too manyt wide-open shots.
Utah State built a strong shooting advantage, hitting 22 of 45 (48.9 percent) to 13 of 36 (36.1 percent) for the Thunderbirds. The Aggies also converted seven 3-pointers to Southern Utah's four, though the Thunderbirds did hit 23 of 25 free throws.
The Aggies held a 33-23 halftime edge over Southern Utah, which never led.
* NO. 23 BYU 109, CHICAGO STATE 60: At Provo, Jimmer Fredette hit 4 of 5 3-pointers in the first half and finished with 27 points to help BYU rout Chicago State at the Marriott Center in the South Padre Island Invitational.
BYU (3-0), set to play Mississippi Valley State on Tuesday night, held a 60-29 halftime lead thanks 8-of-17 3-point shooting and 12 Chicago State turnovers. Chris Collinsworth added 15 points and six rebounds for BYU.
BYU guard Jackson Emery set the tone from the start with a 3-pointer. Then Collinsworth got hot. He hit 4 of 5 shots in the first half and grabbed four defensive rebounds.
Victor Scott led Chicago State (1-3) with 17 points.
* FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL 65, UTAH VALLEY 62: At Miami, Eric Frederick scored 18 points to lead Florida International past Utah Valley.
The Wolverines twice trailed by 17 in the first half but closed to within 63-60 on Isiah Williams' layup with 7 seconds remaining.
Stephon Weaver's two free throws with 6 seconds left clinched the victory for the Panthers (3-1).
Florida International missed six straight free throws before Weaver's final two conversions, but ended with three offensive rebounds.
Utah Valley (0-2) rallied behind a 13-5 spurt during a 4:15 span late in the second half, capped by Williams' field goal.
Williams led the Wolverines with 14 points.
* NO. 4 OHIO STATE 81, UNC-WILMINGTON 41: At Columbus, Ohio, Deshaun Thomas scored 15 points and No. 4 Ohio State's talented freshmen stole the show in a victory over UNC-Wilmington in the Global Sports Invitational.
In addition to Thomas, first-year players Jordan Sibert and Jared Sullinger each had 11 points for the Buckeyes (3-0).
* NO. 6 VILLANOVA 86, LAFAYETTE 41: At Villanova, Pa., Corey Stokes scored 19 points, and Corey Fisher had 16 to lead Villanova.
The Wildcats (4-0) won their 41st straight game at The Pavilion. Their average margin of victory this season has been 28.5 points. Villanova will get a tougher test against UCLA in the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden in New York.
* NO. 15 MISSOURI 96, NORTH FLORIDA 58: At Columbia, Mo., Ricardo Ratliffe had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Missouri set an arena record by forcing 34 turnovers and finished with a 24-0 run.
Marcus Denmon had 18 points, and Laurence Bowers had 12 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks for the Tigers (2-0).
* NO. 16 BUTLER 88, BALL STATE 55: At Indianapolis, Shelvin Mack had 19 points and seven rebounds, and Matt Howard added 16 points and 10 rebounds to help Butler rout Ball State.
* NO. 25 SAN DIEGO STATE 79, WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY 70: At Oxford, Ohio, Kawhi Leonard scored 23 points and San Diego State (3-0) shook off a sluggish start to beat Wisconsin-Green Bay in a CBE Classic subregional game.