Utah Valley nips Seattle U

  • Sun Jan 19th, 2014 11:33pm
  • Sports

Associated Press

SEATTLE — Mitch Bruneel scored 20 points, including the game-winning free throw, to lift Utah Valley to a 52-51 win over Seattle on Sunday in a Western Athletic Conference men’s basketball game.

In a game that included nine lead changes and margins that never exceeded five points, Utah Valley (10-7, 4-0 WAC) fell behind after leading much of the second half before Bruneel was sent to the foul line, where his first shot tied the game at 51 and his second put the Wolverines back on top with just 2 seconds remaining.

Ben Aird and Holton Hunsaker scored 11 points each for Utah Valley, which shot just 29 percent from the field but made up for it with an 11-for-14 effort from the foul line. Aird made it a double-double with 12 rebounds.

Seattle (9-9, 1-4) took the lead twice in the final 4 minutes but couldn’t protect it.

Deshaun Sunderhaus led the Redhawks with 12 points and seven rebounds.