ANCHORAGE – Senior guard Spencer Svejcar had 24 points, 10 rebounds and five assists to lead the Alaska Anchorage men’s basketball team to a 81-73 victory over Northwest Nazarene at the Alaska Airlines Center on Thursday night as the Seawolves wrapped up second place outright in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Regionally 9th-ranked UAA (20-7, 14-5 GNAC) also got a game-high 27 points, five rebounds and three assists from league-leading scorer Suki Wiggs, plus 11 points, 10 rebounds and four assists from point guard Diante Mitchell, who recorded his first career double-double.

The Crusaders (12-13, 9-10) were led by 19 points and six assists from guard Jayden Bezzant as the visitors from Nampa, Idaho, got outrebounded 49-26 and lost despite outshooting the Seawolves 46 percent to 38 percent and committing just four turnovers.

Seeking to snap a season-high two-game league losing skid and avenge an early December road loss to the Crusaders, UAA scored the game’s first eight points, including five by Wiggs. NNU roared back with the next 15 points, however, and the lead would seesaw until the Seawolves grabbed a 32-31 edge at halftime.

After NNU took its final advantage at 44-43 on a three-pointer by Bezzant with 15:37 left, Mitchell sandwiched two three-pointers around two Corey Hammell free throws to account for an 8-0 run that made the final difference.

UAA completed a 21-6 surge on two Connor Devine free throws at the 9:33 mark, and the hosts led by at least eight points the rest of the way.

Hammell finished with 10 points and six rebounds, while Devine added five points, five rebounds and three blocks to help UAA claim its second straight 20-win season and the 16th in 40 years of program history.

The Seawolves wrap up the regular season Saturday at the Alaska Airlines Center against Central Washington (14-11, 9-10) at 3 p.m. AST. UAA will recognize its eight departing seniors with a pregame ceremony. For tickets, call 907-786-1562, or visit GoSeawolves.com for more information.