Chicago State opened WAC play Saturday with a 66-50 loss to Seattle at the Jones Convocation Center.
Chicago State shot 6-of-27 from the field in the first half, digging a 34-15 hole. The Cougars trailed by as many as 24 points before a strong finish created a more respectable final margin of defeat.
Freshman guard Anthony Eaves dropped 18 points off the bench on 8-of-11 shooting, breaking his former career-high of 15 points set Nov. 18 against IU-Northwest. Eaves entered without a double-digit outing against a Division I opponent.
However, Eaves received very little assistance. The rest of the Cougars shot 10-of-44 (22.7 percent) from the field.
Three Seattle players reached double figures, led by center Jack Crook and guard Jadon Cohee with 12 points apiece.