Buoyed by the success of the inaugural Red Tie Celebration, Seattle University announced Tuesday that Elgin Baylor will be the honoree, while Dino and Terry Rossi will serve as the chairs for the Red Tie Celebration, to take place May 31 at the Grand Hyatt Seattle.

“Elgin Baylor is one of the greatest ever,” said Red Tie chair Dino Rossi. “He changed the way the game was played. Terry and I are pleased to support our student-athletes and honored to chair Red Tie as we celebrate the immeasurable contributions Elgin made to Seattle U.”

Baylor averaged 31.1 points and 19.8 rebounds, still school records in both categories, for SU from 1956 to 1958, including a still-standing school-record 60 points against Portland on Jan. 30, 1958.

Baylor helped Seattle U advance to the NCAA title game in 1958. He was named Most Outstanding Player of the 1958 Final Four as well as a consensus All-American.

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Baylor went on to a 13-year Hall of Fame career with the NBA’s Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers.

T-birds win

Alexander Delnov snapped a 3-3 tie 9½ minutes into the third period and Justin Hickman scored Seattle’s first and last goals as the Thunderbirds scored a 5-3 win over the Everett Silvertips in Western Hockey League play in front of 4,642 at ShoWare Center in Kent.

Roberts Lipsbergs scored his 31st goal and Delnov and Mathew Borzal enjoyed three-point nights for the T-birds (33-16-2-3), while Joshua Winquist scored his 34th goal for the Silvertips (26-20-7-1).

From sports-information reports.