UAA men's basketball falls to Simon Fraser after leading scorer not allowed through Canadian border

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Anchorage (KTUU) The UAA men's basketball team suffered a road loss against Simon Fraser on Thursday night. The Seawolves were unable to overcome the loss of leading scorer Oggie Pantovic, who was unable to cross the U.S.- Canada border due to administrative issues.

Channel 2 asked UAA athletic representatives for more information as to what the issues were for Pantovic. They told KTUU they have no more details at this time but this is not the first time this has happened to a GNAC team with foreign players going to play at SFU.

Pantovic is a junior from Kovin, Serbia. He transferred from Utah State Eastern, where he averaged 12.9 points and 7.7 rebounds.

In a press release from the school, head coach Rusty Osborne said "I thought our guys showed tremendous fight tonight. Having to play ‘small’ and change our game plan at the last minute, every man out there really stepped up his game. Unfortunately, we couldn’t capitalize on our fast start without being able to get some key rebounds. We will regroup and look to come back strong on Saturday (at Western Washington).”

Next up for the Seawolves is a matchup on Saturday with Western Washington at 6 p.m. AST. Pantovic will be back in the lineup then.

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