Seattle U head coach Jim Hayford
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Seattle U Head Coach Jim Hayford Previews Second Half of WAC Play

Seattle U head coach Jim Hayford sat down with Kyle prior to the UVU game to talk about the second half and what he expects of his Redhawks. Seattle is 4-4 in WAC play and three of the four losses have been one-possession games with about two minutes to go. The Redhawks lost in triple overtime at Kansas City to open WAC play. And against Grand Canyon and New Mexico State, the Redhawks had chances to pick up wins.

Seattle is 11-12 overall and 4-4 in WAC play. The Redhawks average margin of loss is 5.5 points. Like it has been stated, this is a dangerous team, capable of knocking someone off at any given time. 

Seattle is first in points scored during WAC play. The Redhawks average over 80 points per game. Seattle is also first in free throw percentage (78.7%) and field goal defense. The Redhawks are only allowing opponents to shoot 39 percent from the field. 

With experience on his side, Hayford will lean on WAC Player of the Year candidate Terrell Brown to put the Redhawks over the top and separate themselves from the cluster in the middle of the WAC. Brown is a triple-double waiting to happen night in and night out.

Now, if Morgan Means, Myles Carter, Delante Jones and others can be consistent from the field, watch out. Seattle is every bit capable of winning a lot of basketball games. And, remember, it’s all about playing your best basketball come March. 

The Redhawks beat Utah Valley by 33 back on Feb. 8 so Hayford expects the Wolverines to play much better in the first game of the second half of WAC play for both teams. It is a big game for a number of reasons, the biggest is to get off to a good start in the second half of conference play. 

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