Wiley's 20, key 3s lift E Washington by Seattle 80-76 in 2OT
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) Jacob Wiley scored 20 points, Cody Benzel and Felix Von Hofe had 17 apiece and four different Eastern Washington players hit 3-pointers in the second overtime for an 80-76 win over Seattle Tuesday night to win the Legends Classic sub-regional.
Seattle scored the first five points of the second overtime before Bogdan Bliznyuk, Sir Washington and Von Hofe knocked down 3-pointers to put the Eagles up 74-70. William Powell had a 3-point play for the Redhawks with 38 seconds left but Benzel answered from long distance. Three different players made 1-of-2 free throws in the last 15 seconds as the Eagles held on.
Benzel's 3 with 4 seconds left in regulation tied it at 52 and Bliznyuk's trey with 6 seconds left forced the second OT. It was Bliznyuk's first make after 10 misses, a night after scoring a career-high 32.
Eastern Washington (3-2) led 22-19 after a cold-shooting first half. The teams combined for 52 points in 10 minutes of overtime.
Brendan Westendorf had six 3s and 24 points for the Redhawks (2-3).