Keith Berard scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half to lead Southern Utah to a 79-65 victory over Northern Arizona Wednesday night.

SUU (5-4) led 33-28 following a sloppy first half in which the teams combined for 23 turnovers.NAU (3-6) went on a 10-1 run three minutes into the second half to take a 38-34 lead.

There were five lead changes over the next eight minutes, and neither team went ahead by more than four points.

SUU finally took control as Berard hit four 3-pointers in four minutes down the stretch.

Sean Allen had 18 points and seven rebounds for the Thunderbirds, and Daryl Christopher added 11 points.

The Lumberjacks were paced by Brad Snyder with 19 points.