ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The UAA Seawolf men's basketball season came to an end at home Thursday in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference quarterfinal game, at the hand of Seattle Pacific University.
Despite a career-high 24 points for senior D.J. Ursery, the Seawolves' comeback fell short, and the Falcons made it through to the semifinals with a 64-51 win.
The 5th-seeded Seawolves ended their season with a 15-14 record, the team's 13th-straight winning season under coach Rusty Osborne.
“I think it’s pretty simple – they outplayed us,” Osborne said in a release. “Definitely there were things that we could have done better, No. 1 being rebounding. They attacked us on the glass, and we did not respond. That’s really the difference in the game.”
The Seawolves were behind from the beginning, and faced a 29-17 deficit at halftime. The Falcons grew their lead to 42-21 with just 14 minutes remaining in the game.
With just about 8 and a half minutes left in the game, the Seawolves chipped away at the Falcons' lead, and with a minute to go, got within nine points, but couldn't overcome SPU's lead.
The Falcons will face top-seeded Western Oregon at 2:15 p.m. on Friday at the Alaska Airlines Center.