It's not particularly easy to win a game if you find yourself shooting 6-for-26 at halftime.
However, Seattle University went into the locker room only down 30-26 after freshman guard Sterling Carter hit a 3-pointer that gave the crowd some new life and hope with under a minute left.
The Redhawks fought back into the game with a combination of driving hard to the basket to draw fouls and solid rebounding against a generally bigger Cal Poly team. And given the circumstances, the fact that four of those six made shots are 3-pointers and both teams are turning the ball over doesn't hurt either.
Newcomers Carter and freshman transfer Mark McLaughlin are leading the way for the Redhawks so far. Carter scored a team-high 11 points, including 3-for-4 beyond the arc and a couple of crowd pleasing blocks. Mark McLaughlin came off the bench to score eight points and a team-high six rebounds, but perhaps most importantly gave the Redhawks some life with a 3-pointer when they were down 14 to 1 with about 16 minutes left in the half.
That said, to win this game, the Redhawks are going to have to find a way to get some offense going inside the arc instead of settling for threes (4-for-11 at halftime) or taking long jumpers. And Cal Poly center Will Donahue has only contributed two points this game after having a strong game against them last year. David Hanson leads Cal Poly with 12 points while athletic point guard Shawn Lewis is right behind him with nine points, four rebounds, and a huge dunk over two Redhawks defenders.