For the second straight recreation, the UAA males’s basketball workforce took a group into additional time on the street. And for the second straight recreation, the Seawolves misplaced by a single level.
Northwest Nazarene nipped the Seawolves seventy nine-seventy eight Saturday night time in Nampa, Idaho, a setback that got here two nights after UAA misplaced seventy two-seventy one in additional time at Central Washington.
It was the fourth straight loss — and the fourth straight shut name — for UAA (7-zero general, three-5 Nice Northwest Athletic Convention). The losses have come by a mixed 10 factors.
The Nighthawks (eight-6, four-four) rallied from a ten-level halftime deficit to tie the sport seventy three-seventy three on Jayden Bezzant’s basket simply earlier than the buzzer marking the top of regulation.
Brian Pearson, a 6-foot-9 middle who has emerged as a prime participant for the Seawolves, gave his staff an opportunity for a recreation-profitable basket close to the top of extra time when he blocked Bezzant on the rim with simply seconds remaining.
Pearson acquired the rebound and the Seawolves referred to as a timeout with three seconds left. Freshman guard Brennan Rymer took the inbounds move for UAA and was driving to the ring when Northwest Nazarene’s Sam Roth stripped him of the ball simply earlier than the buzzer.
Pearson secured his first profession double-double whereas registering three profession-bests — 19 factors on 9 of eleven capturing,10 rebounds and 6 blocks.
Malik Clements additionally recorded a profession-greatest scoring night time with 19 factors on 6-of-eight capturing.
“Brian had an outstanding effort, and Malik had a pleasant recreation,” UAA coach Rusty Osborne stated in a press launch. “However once more we had turnovers late and we didn’t hit our free throws to place the sport away.”
One among UAA’s 15 turnovers got here close to the top of additional time, establishing the Bezzant shot that Pearson blocked.
The Seawolves have been eleven of 17 on the foul line, together with three of eleven within the second half.
Nighthawks received massive video games from Bezzant and Obi Megwa. Bezzant scored 25 factors on 12-of-25 capturing and Megwa poured in 27 on 12-of-19 capturing.
Each groups shot fifty one % from the sector, with Pearson and Clements main the best way in accuracy.
“We shot the ball nicely however we allowed it to have an effect on our defensive depth,” Osborne stated. “As an alternative of grinding on the defensive finish, we obtained lackadaisical.”
UAA returns residence for a Thursday convention recreation towards Simon Fraser.