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Seattle U beats Washington State for first time in 40 years

KENT, Wash. (AP) Terrell Brown scored a game-high 20 points, with eight coming in the final 86 seconds, and Seattle University held off Washington State 78-69 on Wednesday night.

It was the first time Seattle U. has beaten the Cougars since the 1978-79 season.

''You just want to try and move up the pecking order in the state,'' Redhawks second-year coach Jim Hayford said. ''Tonight, we made the most of this opportunity.''

WSU (1-1) struggled to find any consistent scoring without top player Robert Franks, who sat out with a left foot injury. He had 31 points and 11 rebounds in the team's season-opening victory against Nicholls on Sunday.

Without Franks, the Cougars shot 30 percent from the floor (21 of 70), including a 6-of-24 effort from the 3-point line.

''The one-on-one basketball really hurt us,'' WSU coach Ernie Kent said. ''We fought back . but we took some forced, tough shots at key times. Usually that is because you are not in rhythm.''

WSU did erase a halftime deficit on a 12-0 run to grab a 51-48 lead with 12:46 remaining.

The Redhawks (3-1) scored nine consecutive points after that, and never trailed the rest of the way.

WSU cut it to 68-65 on Carter Skaggs' spinning basket in the lane with 3:05 to go, but Brown took over after that. He scored on layups on back-to-back Seattle U. possessions with 50.6 seconds remaining, and made 4 of 5 free throws.

''I just wanted to do whatever I could do to win the game,'' Brown said.

The Redhawks led by as many as 15 points in the first half.

Delante Jones added 15 points for Seattle U., 13 coming in the first half. Martej Kavas chipped in with 14 points.

Isaiah Wade led the Cougars with 17 points on 8-of-16 shooting.

BIG PICTURE

WSU: It's not easy adjusting to life without your top scoring threat, but the Cougars did so with Franks on the sideline. One bright spot was transfer Wade's inside work. The bulky 6-foot-7 forward, from Iowa Western Community College, could be a consistent double-double threat in his first season.

Seattle U: Brown's presence off the bench really gives the Redhawks three solid guards, and can allow them to play small. They also have rangy shot-blocker Myles Carter, a transfer from Seton Hall, who gives them an interior defensive presence.

INJURY BUG

WSU: Kent said Franks' injury flared up hours after the Nicholls game Sunday, and that the 6-foot-9 senior from Vancouver, Washington has some muscle irritation in the bottom of the foot. He is considered ''day to day.''

Seattle U: With 8 1/2 minutes remaining Wednesday, Carter crashed to the floor in the lane clutching his left knee. He needed assistance from staff members to get to the bench. But minutes later, he bounced up, tapped Hayford on the shoulder and said he was ready to go back into the game. Carter had dunks on back-to-back Seattle U. possessions with 5:32 to go.

UP NEXT

WSU finishes out the month with three consecutive home games, starting with a non-conference matchup Monday against Cal Poly. This will be the first game between the two schools.

Seattle U. also has a spate of home games to close out November, and returns to the Redhawk Center Sunday for a non-conference game against Southern Utah. The Redhawks won 89-75 in Seattle two seasons ago.

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Key Players
R. Franks
3 F
M. Kavas
34.0 Min. Per Game 34.0
13.0 Pts. Per Game 13.0
0.0 Ast. Per Game 0.0
4.0 Reb. Per Game 4.0
63.2 Field Goal % 47.6
50.0 Three Point % 27.3
50.0 Free Throw % 66.7
  Defensive rebound by Riley Grigsby 3.0
  Viont'e Daniels missed 3-pt. jump shot 5.0
+ 1 Terrell Brown made 2nd of 2 free throws 18.0
+ 1 Terrell Brown made 1st of 2 free throws 18.0
  Personal foul on Viont'e Daniels 18.0
  Bad pass turnover on Isaiah Wade, stolen by Terrell Brown 20.0
  Defensive rebound by Isaiah Wade 20.0
  Terrell Brown missed free throw 20.0
  Personal foul on Isaiah Wade 20.0
  Defensive rebound by Terrell Brown 26.0
  Carter Skaggs missed jump shot 28.0
Team Stats
Points 69 78
Field Goals 21-71 (29.6%) 28-55 (50.9%)
3-Pointers 6-24 (25.0%) 5-19 (26.3%)
Free Throws 21-24 (87.5%) 17-23 (73.9%)
Total Rebounds 40 40
Offensive 18 7
Defensive 22 32
Team 0 1
Assists 8 11
Steals 6 6
Blocks 2 7
Turnovers 14 17
Fouls 21 22
Technicals 0 0
17 PTS, 10 REB
21 PTS, 8 REB, 3 AST
12T
away team logo Washington St. 1-1 353469
home team logo Seattle 3-1 413778
Team Stats
away team logo Washington St. 1-1 74.8 PPG 36.2 RPG 14.9 APG
home team logo Seattle 3-1 73.3 PPG 38.5 RPG 11.7 APG
Key Players
0
I. Wade F 4.7 PPG 3.5 RPG 0.6 APG 56.1 FG%
23
T. Brown G 14.1 PPG 6.8 RPG 4.5 APG 45.5 FG%
Top Scorers
I. Wade F 17 PTS 10 REB 0 AST
T. Brown G 21 PTS 8 REB 3 AST
29.6 FG% 50.9
25.0 3PT FG% 26.3
87.5 FT% 73.9
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Elleby 12 8 2 3/16 0/2 6/7 2 34 2 2 4 4 4
V. Daniels 11 3 4 3/12 2/6 3/3 1 35 2 0 1 0 3
A. Ali 9 1 0 1/7 1/4 6/6 4 16 1 0 0 0 1
A. Chidom 6 10 1 1/5 0/2 4/4 4 30 1 0 3 4 6
J. Pollard 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 4 0 0 0 1 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Elleby 12 8 2 3/16 0/2 6/7 2 34 2 2 4 4 4
V. Daniels 11 3 4 3/12 2/6 3/3 1 35 2 0 1 0 3
A. Ali 9 1 0 1/7 1/4 6/6 4 16 1 0 0 0 1
A. Chidom 6 10 1 1/5 0/2 4/4 4 30 1 0 3 4 6
J. Pollard 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 4 0 0 0 1 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
I. Wade 17 10 0 8/16 0/2 1/3 2 36 0 0 4 5 5
C. Skaggs 11 3 1 4/10 3/7 0/0 3 25 0 0 2 1 2
J. Robinson 3 3 0 1/3 0/0 1/1 1 11 0 0 0 2 1
M. Cannon 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 5 0 0 0 1 0
A. Kunc 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
D. Cooper - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Franks - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Streeter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 69 40 8 21/71 6/24 21/24 21 200 6 2 14 18 22
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Jones 15 5 2 7/15 0/4 1/2 1 36 1 0 6 2 3
M. Kavas 14 7 2 6/14 2/8 0/0 2 37 0 0 1 1 6
M. Means 11 3 2 3/8 2/3 3/4 5 31 1 0 3 0 3
M. Carter 9 8 1 4/5 0/0 1/2 3 30 0 4 2 1 7
R. Grigsby 5 4 1 1/2 0/1 3/4 4 16 0 2 1 0 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Jones 15 5 2 7/15 0/4 1/2 1 36 1 0 6 2 3
M. Kavas 14 7 2 6/14 2/8 0/0 2 37 0 0 1 1 6
M. Means 11 3 2 3/8 2/3 3/4 5 31 1 0 3 0 3
M. Carter 9 8 1 4/5 0/0 1/2 3 30 0 4 2 1 7
R. Grigsby 5 4 1 1/2 0/1 3/4 4 16 0 2 1 0 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Brown 21 8 3 6/9 0/1 9/11 4 33 3 0 3 2 6
A. Nettles 3 1 0 1/1 1/1 0/0 3 9 0 0 1 0 1
M. Da Campo 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
T. Hopkins 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
A. Hundal 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0
D. McDowell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Vail - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Burke - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Economou - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Wall - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Eyman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 78 39 11 28/55 5/19 17/23 22 199 6 7 17 7 32