Mike Boxley (Mountlake Terrace, Wash.) led the way with 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field, including four three-pointers, along with four rebounds, two assists, and three steals. Playing in front of family and friends, Chris Gweth (Beaverton, Ore.) finished with 18 points, four rebounds, and four assists, while Cervante Burrell (Sacramento, Calif.) contributed 17 points, five rebounds, and five assists.
Down 21-18 after back-to-back three-pointers by Oregon State, SeattleU went on a 23-6 run over the last eight minutes of the first half to take a 41-27 into the locker room at halftime. Accomplishing this without the services of leading scorer Charles Garcia (Los Angeles, Calif.), who was on the bench with three fouls, the Redhawks received points from seven different players during the run, including five points each by Boxley, Gweth, and Peter Harris (Seattle, Wash.).
Seattle University continued to increase the lead early in the second half, as Burrell and Gweth scored six points each during a 19-2 Redhawk run in the first seven minutes after halftime. SeattleU kept pressuring the Beavers, quieting a crowd expecting the Pac-10 school to roll over the small independent institution in preparation for their game this weekend at rival Oregon.
Aaron Broussard (Federal Way, Wash.) played a solid game, finishing with 15 points and a team-high nine rebounds, and Alex Jones (Phoenix, Ariz.) made a significant contribution off the bench with nine points and seven rebounds. As a team, Seattle University shot 58.3 percent (35-of-60) from the field, including 57.1 percent (12-of-21) from the three-point line, and 73.9 percent (17-of-23) from the free throw line.
Oregon State (6-8) had no one score in double figures, as Calvin Haynes led the team with nine points. The Beavers shot only 31.7 percent (19-of-60) from the field, including 18.2 percent (4-of-22) from behind the three-point line, and 31.6 percent from the free throw line (6-of-19). SeattleU dominated the boards, picking up 47 rebounds while allowing only 31 rebounds for Oregon State.
Seattle University (7-9) continues the current three-game road swing Saturday, Jan. 9, by facing Sacramento State in Sacramento, Calif., beginning at 1 p.m. The Redhawks travel south to take on Cal State Northridge next Monday, Jan. 11, at 8 p.m. before returning to KeyArena at Seattle Center to welcome Utah Valley Saturday, Jan. 16, starting at 7:10 p.m.