Seattle defeats UC Irvine 55-52
IRVINE, Calif. (AP)—Mike Boxley stole a pass and scored four points in the final half-minute to lift Seattle to a 55-52 victory over UC Irvine on Tuesday.
Boxley had eight points and seven rebounds and Shaun Burl added 10 points to lead the Redhawks (7-4).
Seattle led by as many as eight points with 2:55 left in the game, but Irvine (1-7) cut the deficit to 51-50 after Michael Hunter hit a 3-pointer with one minute left.
Boxley later stole a pass from Hunter, went the length of the court and laid it in with 22.5 seconds left. He made two free throws with 8.7 seconds to make the score 55-50.
Eric Wise led Irvine with 17 points and nine rebounds, and Hunter added nine points.
Irvine shot 19-for-51 (37 percent) from the floor.