Seattle University hosted the Presbyterian Blue Hose on Wednesday night in the opening game of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. Making a postseason tournament was a bit of a minor miracle considering all of the injuries to the Redhawks this season, however, their late season momentum that almost saw them make a run for the WAC Tournament saw them thru to earn postseason play. Unfortunately, in front of a partisan crowd they would fall 73-68 to the visiting Blue Hose ending their season early.
The Redhawks uncharacteristically shot just 42% from the floor and 63% from the free throw line hurting their chances. They would get close though as Myles Carter had a chance to tie the game with 6 seconds on the clock. His 3 pointer would just miss and the Redhawks will have to settle for a 18-15 record in coach Jim Hayford’s second season.
Terrell Brown would score 19 points to lead the team and he would pull down 10 rebounds helping the Redhawks pull a 45-30 advantage in rebounding. Unfortunately, Seattle U would play from behind most of the game as their shots just refused to fall.
Seattle U made the best of an injury ravaged year and have a lot of hope for next season. Terrell Brown is just a sophomore – averaging 14 points per game. Mr Shot Blocker himself, forward Myles Carter (1.8 blocks per game) is a junior and looks to become the center piece of this team next season. And next season Matej Kavas (10 PPG) and Morgan Means (14 PPG) return to cement that starting lineup.