ANCHORAGE – The senior guard trio of Suki Wiggs, Spencer Svejcar and Diante Mitchell delivered a huge performance Saturday to pace host Alaska Anchorage to a 74-69 upset of Drake in the 7th-place game of the GCI Great Alaska Shootout at the Alaska Airlines Center.

The Seawolves got 24 points, five assists and three steals from Wiggs, while Svejcar delivered 20 points, five rebounds and three steals for Div. II program UAA, which has now beaten at least one Div. I team in 32 of the 39 Shootouts.

The Bulldogs (1-5) were led by 24 points from junior guard Reed Timmer, but the rest of their starters totaled just 13 points on 5-of-16 shooting. The loss marked Drake’s first to a non-Div. I team since falling 41-40 to Lewis on Dec. 1, 1981.

After trailing 17-6 early, the visitors from the Missouri Valley Conference surged back to take a 33-28 lead before UAA scored the half’s final five points.

The Seawolves continued their run at the start of the second half as Wiggs knocked down three three-pointers – including one from 30 feet – in the first six minutes for a 46-36 advantage. A layup by Corey Hammell gave UAA is largest lead at 64-49 with 7:02 left, and the Bulldogs would get no closer than the final margin.

Mitchell, a 6-1 point guard from Syracuse, Utah, continued his excellent Shootout play with 11 points on 3-of-5 three-point shooting, six rebounds, six assists and two blocks. Meanwhile, Svejcar equaled Mitchell with a game-high 34 minutes and shot 5 of 9 from the field, 3 of 5 from long range and 7 of 7 at the foul line, along with five rebounds and three assists.

Hammell had nine points and seven rebounds, and senior center Connor Devine totaled seven points, seven rebounds, two blocks and two steals in an impressive defensive performance.

Played as a discretionary exhibition for the Seawolves, the result counts on Drake’s overall record and statistics but not for UAA.

With its victory, UAA improved to 38-79 all-time in the nation’s oldest regular-season college basketball tournament.