Graves’ big game helps Sacramento State top Seattle 77-65
SEATTLE (AP) Marcus Graves scored a career-high 24 points, and Sacramento State used a big second half to pull away from Seattle for a 77-65 win on Sunday.
Graves, who hit 7 of his 15 attempts and added five rebounds and five assists, had 20 points in the Hornets' win over Arizona State on Friday after totaling just 16 points as a freshman last season.
Seattle led by as many as 8 points early in the second half, but Jiday Ugbaja's layup sandwiched between two 3-pointers from Graves tied the game. Graves and Jeff Wu, who had 12 of his 14 points in the second half – including three 3-pointers – helped Sacramento State (2-0) pull away.
Sacramento State outscored Seattle in the second half 52-38.
Brendan Westerndorf had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Seattle (2-0). Jack Crook and William Powell also pulled down 10 boards, with the Redhawks holding a 54-40 rebounding advantage.