Seattle beats Eastern Washington 63-59 in OT

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CHENEY, Wash. (AP)—Austen Powers scored 19 points and Mike Boxley converted a key three-point play in overtime, helping Seattle University beat Eastern Washington 63-59 Tuesday night for its 10th straight victory.

Chris Gweth added 14 points and Boxley 12 for the Redhawks (18-6), who haven’t lost since Jan. 4 when they were beaten at University of Portland. Brandon Moore scored 13 points and Matt Brunell added a season-high 12 for the Big Sky Conference Eagles (12-16).

Powers’ 3-pointer with 4.6 seconds left in regulation tied the score at 56 and forced overtime. Boxley made a driving layup, was fouled and made the free throw to give Seattle a 61-59 lead with 31.6 seconds left.

The Eagles committed two turnovers in the final 22.3 seconds left that led to Boxley and Drew Harris each hitting 1 of 2 from the free-throw line to secure the win for the Redhawks.

Michael Wright’s jump shot gave Seattle a 58-56 lead to start the overtime.

Eastern Washington looked to be in control near the end of regulation, taking a 54-48 lead on Benny Valentine’s two foul shots with 39 seconds left. But a basket by Powers, a 3-pointer by Boxley and missed Eastern free throws set up Powers on his game-tying 3.

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