THIS WEEK IN SEAWOLF BASKETBALL...
Sun., Dec. 17 — 4 pm AST — New P.E. Building — Monmouth, Ore.
Alaska Anchorage (6-4, 2-0 GNAC) at #16 Western Oregon (9-1, 1-1 GNAC)
Tue., Dec. 19 — 2 pm AST — LCEF Court — Portland, Ore.
Alaska Anchorage at Concordia-Portland (4-6, 0-2 GNAC [12/17 vs UAF])
LIVE VIDEOSTREAM & STATS: Both games at GNAC.tv
UAA PROBABLE STARTERS
G—Maleke Haynes, 5-10, Sr. (6.8 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 4.1 apg, .800 FT)
G—Malik Clements, 6-3, Jr. (6.6 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.1 spg, .682 FT)
or Jack Macdonald, 6-0, So. (3.4 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 1.5 apg, 3/1 A/T ratio)
G—D.J. Ursery, 6-4, Sr. (11.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.0 spg, .461 FG, .800 FT)
F—Josiah Wood, 6-5, Jr. (9.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 1.7 apg, .413 FG, .355 3FG, .828 FT)
C—Jacob Lampkin, 6-9, Sr. (15.1 ppg, 9.7 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.2 bpg, .606 FG, .679 FT)
KNOW THE FOES: Ranked 16th in the coaches’ poll and 18th in the sports information directors’ poll, Western Oregon has earned seven of its nine victories by double digits, escaping with a 70-69 home win over Point Loma in the season opener and a solid 80-72 road win over Tarleton State in its latest contest Tuesday in Texas ... the Wolves’ lone loss was an 85-58 road setback to Western Washington ... WOU is led by 6-1 Sr. G Demetrius Trammell (14.7 ppg, .505 FG, .500 3FG, .960 FT) and 6-4 Sr. F Tanner Omlid (12.9 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 2.9 apg, 2.8 spg, .477 FG, .357 3FG) ... Concordia-Portland has struggled to six straight losses after a 4-0 start to the season ... heading into Sunday’s game against Alaska Fairbanks, the Cavaliers have played eight of their 10 contests within single digits, including a 102-97 neutral-court win over San Francisco State and a 68-60 road loss to Simon Fraser in its latest GNAC outing ... CU is led by 6-3 Jr. PG Jarrett Gray (18.9 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 2.8 apg, .419 3FG, .838 FT) and 6-7 Sr. F Christopher Edward (17.3 ppg, 12.2 rpg, .618 FG).
ALL-TIME vs WOU: UAA leads 21-14 overall, 9-8 in Monmouth
Last Meeting: WOU 91-84, 3OT (3/3/17 at St. Martin’s)
Streak: WOU 2
Notes: Last year’s triple-overtime classic in the GNAC Tournament Semifinals in Lacey, Wash., tied for the longest game in Seawolf history and marked the fifth meeting in the last six to be decided by 10 points or less ... WOU has won six of the last eight after UAA won nine straight from 2010-14 ... UAA has lost three straight in Monmouth, including 89-71 last season ... UAA leads 21-11 in GNAC regular-season meetings (since 2001-02) … first and only non-GNAC meeting came when programs were Pac West foes, with WOU winning 91-81, Jan. 28, 1999.
ALL-TIME vs CU: Tied 3-3 overall, 1-1 in Portland
Streak: CU 1
Last Meeting: CU 68-67, OT (2/16/17 at CU)
Notes: UAA won the first three meetings as GNAC opponents ... CU surprised UAA in back-to-back non-conference meetings in the first men’s basketball games played at the Alaska Airlines Center, winning 79-74 and 75-73, Nov. 7-8, 2014 – the year before the Cavs joined the GNAC.
SEAWOLVES STUFF ’NOOKS, ’JACKETS: The Seawolves were one of only three teams to survive the opening week of GNAC play unscathed with a 2-0 league record, recording home wins over Alaska Fairbanks (65-39) on Nov. 28 and previously unbeaten Montana State Billings (74-62) on Nov. 30 ... against UAF, Sr. F/C Jacob Lampkin had 22 points (9-10 FG) and 10 rebounds, along with 4 assists and 2 blocks, helping the Seawolves shoot a season-best 51 percent from the field ... the Nanooks were held to 30 percent shooting and scored their fewest points ever against the Seawolves in 102 all-time meetings ... UAA’s 29-13 halftime lead equaled the program’s 2nd-fewest points allowed against a Div. II foe in the first half, while the 39 points for the game tied for the 4th-fewest against D-II competition ... Jr. F Josiah Wood added 9 points for UAA, while Sr. PG Maleke Haynes, Sr. G D.J. Ursery and So. G Jack Macdonald tallied 6 points apiece as the Seawolves extended their winning streaks against UAF to seven straight and 23 of the last 24 overall, and 15 in a row in Anchorage ... UAA now leads the all-time series 80-22, including 46-5 at home ... two nights later, Lampkin pulled down his nation-leading seventh double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Ursery added 14 points and 2 blocks to fend off the Yellowjackets ... Wood added 9 points, Jr. G Malik Clements had 9 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists, and Haynes tallied 8 points, 4 assists, 2 steals and 0 turnovers as the Seawolves committed a season-low 7 team turnovers and shot 26 of 30 (.867) from the free throw line.
TEAM NOTES: The Seawolves lead the GNAC and rank 6th in NCAA Div. II in scoring defense, allowing just 62.2 points per game ... UAA is also 2nd the GNAC and 40th nationally in both FT% (.758) and assist/turnover ratio (1.3), despite playing three of their 10 games against Div. I competition ... the wins over UAF and MSU Billings marked UAA’s 11th and 12th consecutive GNAC home wins ... UAA is chasing its third straight 20-win season ... the Seawolves have 16 20-win seasons in 40 years of program history ... this year’s team is also aiming for the program’s 13th straight winning season and the 35th in 41 years ... the Seawolves have earned seven straight winning GNAC records and qualified to the GNAC Tournament every year since its founding in 2011.
LAMPKIN LIT: With seven double-doubles in 10 games, Sr. F Jacob Lampkin has already shown why he was a Preseason All-GNAC selection before even suiting up for the Seawolves ... a one-year transfer from Div. I University of the Pacific, Lampkin is 3rd in NCAA Div. II in double-doubles, along with top-50 ranks in rebounding (28th, 9.7 rpg), defensive rebounding (36th, 7.0 drpg) and FG% (44th, .606) ... in the GNAC stats, the Bellevue, Wash., native holds ranks of 3rd in rebounding, 12th in scoring (15.1 ppg), 11th in blocks (1.2 bpg) and 7th in FG% ... Lampkin made the all-tournament teams at both the Alaska/Hawaii Challenge and the GCI Great Alaska Shootout, where he posted 22 points (10-15 FG), 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks and no turnovers in UAA’s 78-73 overtime win over Santa Clara ... a starter in 39 of 83 career games at UOP, Lampkin was a high school teammate of former UAA All-American Suki Wiggs at Seattle’s O’Dea HS and is the nephew of former Major League Baseball player Tom Lampkin.
BE MORE PACIFIC: Along with Jacob Lampkin, fellow Pacific transfers Sr. PG Maleke Haynes and Sr. G D.J. Ursery comprise 60 percent of UAA’s starting lineup this year ... Ursery has been UAA’s second-leading scorer (11.0 ppg), rebounder (4.8 rpg) and shot blocker (0.7 bps, 17th in GNAC), posting season highs of 21 points and 9 rebounds against Chaminade, 4 assists against Santa Clara and 3 steals against UAF ... a 6.0 ppg scorer in 71 career contests with the Tigers, Ursery joined Lampkin as the only non-returning GNAC player to make the Preseason All-GNAC Team ... one of a trio of NCAA Basketball-playing siblings and a 52-game veteran in two years at Pacific, Haynes made a splash in Green & Gold by hitting the game-winning three-pointer with 2 seconds left in the season-opener at Antelope Valley and showed more clutch marksmanship with the buzzer-beating trey to send the Santa Clara game to OT ... boosted by 8 assists in the first victory over Holy Names and 5 assists against UAF, he is 7th in the GNAC with 4.1 apg, along with league ranks of 4th in A/T ratio (1.9) and 11th in FT% (.800).
MORE TO HOWL ABOUT: Jr. F Josiah Wood leads the Seawolves in both 3FG% at .355 and FT% at .828, ranking 9th in the GNAC in the latter category ... the Reno native and Butte (Calif.) College transfer has tallied at least 8 points in nine of 10 games, aiding the Santa Clara victory with 11 points and 5 assists ... one of UAA’s four Div. I transfers, Jr. G Malik Clements (North Dakota State) holds GNAC top-20 ranks in FT% (.682) and steals per game (18th, team-best 1.1 spg) ... this year’s team features just one player who suited up in 2016-17 (So. F. Curtis Ryan) and two others with previous experience in Green & Gold – Sr. G Drew Peterson and Jr. F Brian Pearson, both of whom redshirted last year.
THE OSBORNE FILE: In his 14th year at the helm, head coach Rusty Osborne (256-142) has now led the Seawolves to 12 straight winning seasons, along with five NCAA Tournaments and a trip to the 2008 NCAA D-II Semifinals … the longest tenured coach in program history and currently with the second-longest tenure in the GNAC, he became the first UAA basketball coach to reach 200 career victories when the Seawolves beat Alaska Fairbanks on Jan. 10, 2015 … Osborne captured his first career GNAC and NABC West District coach-of-the-year awards in 2008 after becoming the second coach to lead UAA to three consecutive NCAA berths (2006-08), and in 2011-12 his Seawolves posted a 24-10 record to equal the 2nd-most victories in program history; Osborne’s 2007-08 club holds that record with a 29-6 mark … before taking over the head job in 2004-05, the Texas native previously served 13 seasons (1991-04) as a UAA assistant, including 11 years as the top assistant … the Seawolves have won over 60 percent of their games with Osborne on the staff, claiming four conference titles and eight trips to the NCAA Division II Tournament ... Osborne is assisted Ryan Orton (4th season), former Seawolf guard Jesse Brown (2nd season) and volunteer assistant Daniel Vernon (1st season).
THE FINAL SHOOTOUT RECAP: UAA earned 6th place in the 8-team, all-Div. I GCI Great Alaska Shootout, Nov. 22-25 – the 40th and final edition of one of college basketball’s most prestigious tournaments ... despite a rough opener in a 59-39 loss to CSU Bakersfield, the Seawolves bounced back for a dramatic 78-73 overtime win over Santa Clara in the consolation semifinals ... Sr. PG Maleke Haynes had 22 points (7-12 FG, 4-8 3FG, 4-6 FT) – including the game-tying three-pointer at the regulation buzzer – and 3 assists, and Sr. F Jacob Lampkin tallied 22 points (10-15 FG), 11 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks as UAA outrebounded the Broncos 32-25 and committed a season-low 11 turnovers ... UAA got solid efforts from its other three starters in the victory, with Jr. F Josiah Wood tallying 11 points and a career-high 5 assists ... in the 120th and final Seawolf game in Shootout history, UAA fought hard before falling to mid-major power College of Charleston, 55-46 ... Lampkin had 13 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks against the Cougars and earned a spot on the all-tournament team, while Jr. G Malik Clements had his best efforts as a Seawolf with 10 points and 7 rebounds.
SEAWOLVES IN THE SHOOTOUT: The Seawolves – the only Division II team and the only school to appear in every GCI Great Alaska Shootout – finished with a 39-81 all-time mark in the tournament, including 17-31 since 2002 … the Seawolves won at least one game in 33 of 40 Shootouts.
UAA VS. D-I: Division II UAA owns a 56-141 all-time record against Division I opponents (not counting exhibitions) after completing last week’s 3-game gauntlet with a 1-2 mark … the Seawolves’ biggest upset came during the 1988-89 campaign when they beat then-No. 2 and undefeated Michigan, 70-66, at the Utah Seiko Classic; the Wolverines went on to win the NCAA title that year ... including discretionary exhibition wins in the Shootout against Rice in 2014, Drexel in 2015 and Drake in 2016, UAA has now beaten at least one Division I school in 31 of the last 34 seasons.
2017-18 Seawolf Individual Honors
GCI Great Alaska Shootout Player of the Game vs Santa Clara
Preseason All-GNAC Team
Alaska/Hawaii Challenge All-Tournament Team
GCI Great Alaska Shootout All-Tournament Team
Preseason All-GNAC Team