EDINBURG — The Seattle U Redhawks control their own destiny in regard to the WAC regular season crown. And after a weekend in which the Redhawks won a pair of games, but shot poorly, there were some doubters.
Well, Cameron Tyson and Company decided to prove those doubters wrong. Tyson hit nine 3-pointers and had a game-high 30 points to lead the Redhawks to a 102-62 win over UTRGV on Wednesday night in Edinburg.
Tyson’s nine 3-pointers were part of a Seattle barrage from beyond the arc. The Redhawks knocked down 21 3-pointers in the win. In fact, Seattle hit more 3-pointers than UTRGV did field goals on Wednesday night.
With the win, Seattle U improves to 11-2 in WAC play and picks up its 20th win of the season. UTRGV drops to 2-12 in WAC play and 7-18 overall.
In the big win Wednesday night, Cameron Tyson hit more 3-pointers (9) than he did field goals in the previous two wins combined. The Redhawks came out firing at UTRGV Fieldhouse. Tyson hit his first 3-pointer a minute and a half into the contest. And Seattle U raced out to an 8-0 lead. Tyson’s second 3-pointer came with 16:33 left in the first half that made it an 11-3 game.
Justin Johnson’s layup with 11:32 left in the first half cut the deficit to three. But Seattle responded with an 8-0 run to push the lead back to 11 with 8:27 left in the half. Riley Grigsby and Darrion Trammell hit back-to-back 3-pointers with just under seven minutes left in the half to push the lead to 14 and Seattle really never looked back.
Grigsby’s 3-pointer with 5:02 left in the half made it a 19-point lead. And another Trammell 3-pointer with 3:13 left in the half gave Seattle U a 24-point lead. Tyson and Kobe Williamson also got in on the 3-point barrage down the stretch of the first half and Seattle U went into the break with a 56-31 lead.
The second half was no different. Seattle U hit nine more 3-pointers and cruised to a 40-point win. Trammell finished with 19 points and was 7-9 from the field. Grigsby had 10 points and Williamson finished with 11 points. Seattle finished 21-42 from distance on Wednesday night. The 21 3-pointers are a program-record. And Cameron Tyson’s nine 3-pointers ties the single-game record for the Redhawks.
Marek Nelson led UTRGV with 18 points.
Seattle now returns home for a two-game homestand. The Redhawks host CBU on Saturday and New Mexico State on Monday. UTRGV hosts Sam Houston Saturday.
Story will be updated.