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UAA men’s basketball team enjoys a season-opening romp

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: November 3, 2019
  • Published November 3, 2019

Everybody scored and a hometown player racked up a career-high 18 points Saturday night in the first UAA men’s basketball game of the season.

The Seawolves buried nearly half their shots to breeze to an 80-34 blowout of Portland Bible in a nonconference game at the Alaska Airlines Center.

Tobin Karlberg, a sophomore from Grace Christian High School, sank seven of 11 shots to help UAA shoot 48.4 percent from the field.

Tyler Brimhall added 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting and Jack Macdonald had 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting behind from 3-point range.

Nine players scored, eight had rebounds and seven had assists for the Seawolves, who jumped to a 28-4 lead in the first 13 minutes and led 41-15 at halftime.

A pair of junior transfers made solid debuts. DeAndre Osuigwe, a guard from State College of Florida, furnished eight points, eight assists and five rebounds, and Oggie Pantovic, a center from Utah State Eastern, had six points, six rebounds and five assists.

It was UAA’s second easy win over Portland Bible, a National Christian Collegiate Athletics Association team. In a Friday exhibition game, the Seawolves rolled to a 105-56 victory.

UAA junior Niko Bevens scored a game-high 27 points in that game but was limited to three points in 12 minutes Saturday. He fouled out midway through the second half after accumulating five personal fouls and one technical foul.

The Seawolves return to the Alaska Airlines Center on Friday for the Armed Forces Classic, a one-day doubleheader. Action begins at 5:30 p.m. with a Division I game between Washington and nationally ranked Baylor that will air on ESPN. At 8 p.m., UAA faces Coast Guard in game that will be shown on ESPNU.

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