In the ethical-victory department, the UAA males’s basketball group got here away from an exhibition recreation towards Fresno State figuring out it will probably maintain pace with a Division I group — for awhile.
The Seawolves stayed with Fresno State for a lot of the primary half earlier than absorbing a ninety one-sixty three loss Tuesday night time in Fresno, California.
UAA gained the battle of the boards and produced two double-figure scorers, but Fresno State cashed in on 17 UAA turnovers and outshot the Seawolves, 47.5 % to 33.8 %.
Nico Bevins dropped in 14 points and Tyler Brimhall piled up 11 factors and 10 rebounds to steer the Seawolves. Brian Pearson added 9 factors, including a hook shot that brought UAA inside three points, 27-24, with less than eight minutes left in the first half.
However Fresno State (1-0) pulled away for a 41-32 halftime lead and outscored UAA 50-31 in the second half to win with ease.
“This was another good learning expertise for our staff, nevertheless we have to study to compete for greater than 20 minutes,” UAA coach Rusty Osborne stated in a press launch from the varsity.
Fresno State, a Mountain West Conference workforce, had seven gamers with eight or more factors, together with Braxton Huggins, who canned 5 treys to cleared the path with 23 factors.
Brimhall helped UAA to a forty five-38 rebounding benefit that included eight boards from Sjur Berg, who had a recreation-high 4 on the offensive finish.
UAA heads to Hawaii for video games Friday and Saturday towards Hawaii Pacific and Chaminade, respectively.