ANCHORAGE – Senior guard Suki Wiggs scored 27 points, including two key three-pointers in the final 3 minutes, to help lift 12th-ranked Alaska Anchorage to a 73-68 victory over Cal State Los Angeles in the final game of the Seawolf Jamboree at the Alaska Airlines Center on Saturday.

The Seawolves (4-2) also got 12 points and 11 rebounds from senior forward Corey Hammell to earn the unofficial title of their annual event, while senior center Connor Devine chipped in 12 points, six rebounds, two blocks and three steals.

The Golden Eagles (2-2), making their first trip to Anchorage, were led by 13 points apiece from forward Travis Hammond and guard Jordan Wilson, who both were named to the All-Jamboree Team.

Wiggs earned the Jamboree’s Most Outstanding Player award for the second straight year thanks to 5-of-7 three-point accuracy, six rebounds and three assists against the Californians, while Hammell and Devine also landed all-tourney honors.

UAA took early leads of 20-7 and 25-12 before the Golden Eagles roared back to within 41-39 at halftime. Ashton Pomrehn gave the hosts a 60-53 lead with a three-pointer at the 9:36 mark, but that would be the largest lead for either club in the second half.

DeSean Scott nailed a three-pointer to cap an 11-3 run and give the Golden Eagles a 66-65 lead with 3:23 on the clock, only to be answered by Wiggs’s heroics. With the shot clock running down on UAA’s next possession, the Great Northwest Athletic Conference’s Preseason Player of the Year raised up for a 25-foot three-pointer at the 2:44 mark, then delivered another dagger trey 40 seconds later for a 71-66 edge.

Cal State LA got a steal and a dunk from Jonathan Davis to make it 71-68 and had a chance for the late tie after Hammonds grabbed Devine’s missed layup on the other end. Golden Eagle guard Miles Ford missed his three-point try with 5 seconds left, however, and UAA point guard Diante Mitchell grabbed the rebound. Mitchell was fouled and drained both free throws with 1.2 seconds showing for the final points.

Senior guard Spencer Svejcar finished with 10 points and five assists for UAA, while Mitchell had six points, three rebounds and three assists without a turnover in 34 minutes.

The Seawolves return to action next week when they host their annual gauntlet of NCAA Div. I foes in the GCI Great Alaska Shootout at the Alaska Airlines Center. UAA opens against two-time defending Mid-American Conference champion Buffalo on Wednesday (7:30 p.m.) in a game that will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network and statewide within Alaska on GCI channels 1 and 907 (hd).

Seawolf Jamboree Game 3: Alaska Fairbanks 71, BYU-Hawaii 68
Zach Peterson scored 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting and Alaska Fairbanks held BYU-Hawaii without a field goal for the final nine minutes to complete a 71-68 comeback victory Saturday in the Seawolf Jamboree at the Alaska Airlines Center.

The Nanooks (2-3) also got 14 points and seven rebounds from forward Bengaly Kaba and 12 points, six assists and five steals from guard Brandon Davis as they rallied from a 52-39 deficit with 12 minutes remaining.

The Seasiders (0-3), who used only six players, got a game-high 35 points from Tanner Nelson, plus 13 points and 17 rebounds from forward Denhym Brooke. The Pacific West Conference team had a chance to tie on a length-of-the-court play with 4.8 seconds remaining, but Bailey Kikuchi’s three-point try went off the glass and hit the rim before bouncing out at the buzzer.

Nahjee Matlock scored 13 points for UAF, including the go-ahead basket to make it 67-65 with 58 seconds left.

2016 Seawolf Jamboree All-Tourney Team
Brandon Davis, Alaska Fairbanks
Connor Devine, Alaska Anchorage
Corey Hammell, Alaska Anchorage
Travis Hammonds, Cal State LA
Jordan Wilson, Cal State LA
Most Outstanding Player: Suki Wiggs, Alaska Anchorage