LAS VEGAS (AP) Richaud Gittens led five Seattle players in double figures with 17 points and the fourth-seeded Redhawks beat No. 5 seed UT Rio Grande Valley 77-60 Thursday night in the first round of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament.
Seattle (20-12) will play top-seeded New Mexico in a semifinal game on Friday.
The Redhawks built a 21-10 before UT Rio Grande Valley used a 10-5 spurt close within six on pair of Nick Dixon free throws with 5:47 before halftime. Seattle countered with a 13-2 run and led 39-25 at the break.