Seattle University came back from a nine-point halftime deficit to take a 79-72 victory over Cal Poly Pomona to win the championship game...

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Seattle University came back from a nine-point halftime deficit to take a 79-72 victory over Cal Poly Pomona to win the championship game of the Elgin Baylor Tip-Off Classic Saturday at the Connolly Center.


It was the first win for Seattle (2-0) over Cal Poly Pomona (1-1), ranked No. 15 in NCAA Division II, and the first over a nationally ranked opponent since moving to the D-II level.


Things didn’t appear to be going the Redhawks’ way early. The Broncos led 41-32 at the half, but Seattle turned up its pressure defense to force 16 Cal Poly Pomona turnovers in the second half.


Bernard Seals led the Redhawks with 20 points, and Sean Namanny came off the bench to contribute 14 points and a game-high five steals.


Cal Poly Pomona was led by Dion Cook’s 22 points, seven assists and three steals.


Other games


At Seattle Pacific 85, Cal State San Bernardino 81


Dustin Bremerman connected on six of Seattle Pacific’s 14 three-pointers and scored 30 points as the Falcons held off CSUSB in the final game of the Sodexho Tip-Off Classic at Brougham Pavilion.


The Falcons (2-0) trailed early, surged in front by 16 and then held on as the Coyotes (1-1) rallied in the final minutes. With CSUSB down three, Jason Breland’s three-point attempt with 2 seconds left fell short and Chad Williams of SPU was fouled on the rebound. He sank one free throw for the final margin.


At Eastern Washington 89, Pacific Lutheran 63


Kellen Williams scored 19 points and Rodney Stuckey had 14 points and 10 assists as Eastern cruised to a nonconference win over Pacific Lutheran in the season opener for both teams.


The Eagles hit their first five shots on their way to a 12-2 lead over the NCAA Division II Lutes. PLU got as close as six — 16-10 with 13:10 left — but EWU answered with a 9-2 burst to go up 25-12. The Eagles never looked back.


Grand Canyon 93, at Central Washington 88


Noe Alonzo, Ryan Nelson and Rich Davis combined for 72 points as Grand Canyon came back from an 18-point, first-half deficit to defeat Central in the final game of the Wildcat Classic at Nicholson Pavilion.


CWU vaulted out to an 11-0 lead in the game and led 27-9 at one point. But Grand Canyon pulled to 11 at the break as Nelson made a three-point as time expired in the first half. The Antelopes then quickly erased the rest of the deficit outscoring Central 18-5 to start the second half and go ahead 54-52.


At Calvin 82, Whitworth 67


The host Knights used a big second half to stop Whitworth (1-1) in the Calvin College Tip Off tournament.


Whitworth used a 14-3 at the start of the second half to open a 55-43 lead. Jon Young hit three three-pointers during the streak. But Calvin outscored the Pirates 39-12 the rest of the way to claim the win.


At Linfield 66, Evergreen State 62 (OT)


Linfield opened its season with an overtime victory over Evergreen State, outscoring the Geoducks 12-8 in the extra period.


At George Fox 107, Northwest 91


Phil Heu-Weller and Aaron Schmick combined for 55 points as the Bruins beat Northwest in their season opener.


Compiled from team reports. The Associated Press also contributed to this report.


SEATTLE UNIV. 79, CAL POLY POMONA 72


CAL POLY POMONA (1-1) — Cook 7-15 6-9 22; Boyd 7-12 0-0 19; Neveu 3-5 3-3 9; Gordon 2-6 2-2 6; Nicholson 3-3 0-1 6; Malone II 2-7 0-2 6; Hofman 1-5 0-0 3; Daniels 0-2 1-2 1; Forelli 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 25-58 12-19 72.


SEATTLE UNIVERSITY (2-0) — Seals 5-14 8-8 20; Namanny 4-8 3-6 14; Moore 5-9 0-1 11; Swanson 3-4 3-3 9; McDaniel 3-6 2-5 8; White 2-2 2-2 6; Coldren 1-5 4-5 6; Webb 0-3 5-6 5; Rainey 0-0 0-0 0; Burl 0-0 0-0 0; Golden 0-0 0-0 0; Kirby 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 23-55 27-36 79.


SEATTLE PACIFIC 85, CS SAN BERNARDINO 81


CAL ST. SAN BERNARDINO (1-1) — Breland 5-12 0-0 14; Clayton 3-4 2-2 10; Gonzalez 3-6 2-4 8; Williams 3-3 0-0 8; Williams 3-7 0-0 7; Harris 3-6 0-0 7; Johnson 2-4 2-4 6; Barnes 2-4 0-0 6; Clark-Watts 1-2 2-2 5; Davis 2-2 1-3 5; James 1-4 2-2 5; Parker 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-54 11-17 81.


SEATTLE PACIFIC (2-0) — Bremerman 9-14 6-6 30; Binetti 4-11 7-10 17; Williams 2-8 8-10 14; Will 3-8 3-4 9; Matzen 2-3 1-2 7; Moultrie 2-3 0-0 6; Bushmaker 1-2 0-0 2; Lynch 0-3 0-0 0; Knudson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-52 25-32 85.