Seawolves collect win over High Point

Posted: Sunday, November 28, 2004

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Marcus Robinson hit two free throws with 8.2 seconds to play and Alaska-Anchorage beat High Point 66-65 in the Great Alaska Shootout on Saturday.

The Seawolves (2-3) trailed by as much as 12 in the second half, but came back with Brian Hills scoring nine points in the last 12:00.

The Panthers (1-3) took a seven-point lead with 4:28 left on a Patrick Hilliman dunk, but two jump shots by Hills and a layup by James Hartman off a Bryan Freshwater pass put the game at 65-64 with 2:46 to play.

High Point's Akeem Scott fouled Robinson as Robinson was driving to the baseline for a final shot, setting up the game-winning free throws.

Hills led all scorers with 28 points and he also had 16 rebounds, including eight offensive rebounds. Robinson added 12 points.

Zione White led the Panthers with 17 points. Danny Gathings added 15 points and Jerry Echenique had 14.

Both teams' outside shooting was cold, with the Seawolves' top scorer in the tournament, Mark Drake, shooting 0-for-7. Alaska Anchorage was 20-for-58, while High Point shot 25-for-65.

Alaska-Anchorage outrebounded High Point 44-38.

The Seawolves led 36-32 at the half.

Oklahoma 67, Minnesota 54

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Kevin Bookout and Terrell Everett scored 13 points each as Oklahoma defeated Minnesota 67-54 in the Great Alaska Shootout on Saturday night.

The Sooners (3-1) relied on Everett's 3-point shooting and Bookout's inside game to claim third place in the tournament.

Everett was 2-for-2 from the 3-point line and Bookout shot 6-for-9. Drew Lavender added 12 points for Oklahoma.

The Sooners came out in the second half with a 15-3 run capped by a Bookout tip-in that gave Oklahoma a 46-29 lead with 14:14 to play.

An Everett 3-pointer set off another 13-4 spurt that ended when Jaison Williams hit a 3-point shot at 6:38 to put Oklahoma ahead 63-39, the largest lead of the night.

The Golden Gophers (2-2) couldn't keep pace with the Sooners shooting 56 percent for the period.

Oklahoma finished 27-for-51 from the floor and 7-for-15 from the free-throw line. The Sooners were 6-for-13 from the 3-point line.

The Golden Gophers shot just 20-for-53 from the floor and 2-for-12 from the 3-point line.

Vincent Grier led the Golden Gophers with 18 points. J'son Stamper had a game-high 10 rebounds for Minnesota.

Oklahoma outrebounded Minnesota 35-27.

Minnesota played Oklahoma close in the first half, but the Sooners went on an eight-point run to take a 31-26 lead into halftime.

Utah 62, Furman 50

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Andrew Bogut scored a game-high 19 points as Utah defeated Furman 62-50 in the Great Alaska Shootout on Saturday.

Bogut was 6-for-10 from the floor and 7-for-9 from the free-throw line, with the Utes (3-1) relying on their inside muscle and foul-line shooting to take fourth place in the tournament

The Paladins (2-3) and Utes exchanged leads seven times and tied three times in the second half.

Richard Chaney hit a jump shot with 8:08 to give Utah a 46-45 lead, which sparked a 18-5 run that carried Utah to the end.

The Utes made 10 free throws in the final three minutes to seal the win.

Justin Hawkins and Bryant Markson had 12 points each and Richard Chaney added 10 for Utah. Markson also led the game with eight rebounds.

Quan Prowell led the scoring for Furman with 17 points.

Utah shot 22-for-41 from the floor, but were just 1-for-7 from behind the 3-point line.

The Utes were 17-for-22 from the free-throw line.

Furman was 20-for-53 from the floor and only made it to the foul line four times, making three. The Paladins made 7-of-21 from the 3-point line.

The game was tied 24-24 at halftime.

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