Seattle rallies past Loyola Marymount

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SEATTLE (AP)—The showcase reintroduction of Seattle University to Division I hoops was perfect.

Playing their slow down, defensively focused style, the Redhawks pulled out a 49-39 win over Loyola Marymount on Thursday night at Seattle’s KeyArena. It was Seattle’s first home game as a Division I school, against a Division I school, since the Redhawks dropped from the highest level of college athletics following the 1980 season.

Chris Gweth scored 12 points, including two key baskets in the final 2 1/2 minutes as Seattle picked up its fourth win already this season against Division I teams as the Redhawks compete in their transition year from Division II to Division I.

The marquee game against LMU—the last Division I team Seattle played at home in 1980—was played before 4,835 fans at what Seattle hopes becomes its new home court, complete with the green and gold banners of the Seattle SuperSonics still hanging from the rafters.

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