Hill leads Seattle over New Mexico State 73-63 in OT
SEATTLE (AP) — Jordan Hill scored 11 points in overtime to put Seattle over New Mexico State 73-63 on Saturday afternoon.
Josh Hearlihy hit a 3-pointer and Hill made a 3-point play to help the Redhawks (19-9, 8-3 Western Athletic Conference) take a 65-59 lead with 2:14 to play in overtime. Hill made four free throws in the final 37 seconds to help keep Seattle on top.
The teams were tied at halftime and Seattle used a 6-0 run early in the second half to take a 34-28 advantage. Zach Lofton gave New Mexico State its first lead of the second half, 57-55, on a 3-pointer with 1:19 left but Hearlihy tied it again 57-all on a pair of free throws. Lofton missed a 3-point try as time expired, sending the game into overtime.
Hill led Seattle with 24 points, Hearlihy added 19 and Aaron Menzies had 14 rebounds in addition to his seven points.
It was the second straight loss for the Aggies (22-5, 9-2) who lead the WAC standings by one game over Seattle.
Lofton scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for New Mexico State.