Nothing went right for the Seattle University men's basketball team as the Virginia Cavaliers went on a significant scoring run in the first half and cruised to an 83-43 victory over the Redhawks Saturday afternoon at John Paul Jones Arena.
Deshaun Sunderhaus (Conyers, Ga.) hit a three-pointer and Louis Green (Westchester, Ill.) made a basket to give Seattle U a 6-3 lead three minutes into the game, but Virginia would take over, outscoring the Redhawks 41-7 over the final 17 minutes of the first half. Joe Harris and Akil Mitchell combined to score the first nine points of the run, and the rest of the Cavaliers joined in, as Virginia hit 15-of-29 shots from the field and 10-of-11 attempts from the free throw line before halftime.
On the other hand, Seattle U was held to 20 percent shooting (5-of-25) from the field and committed 12 turnovers in the first half, leading to 22 Virginia points. For the game, the Redhawks committed 19 turnovers and shot 25.4 percent (15-of-59) from the field, including 5-of-19 from behind the three-point line, and 57.1 percent (8-of-14) from the free throw line.
Sunderhaus led the Redhawks with nine points and six rebounds, while Sterling Carter (Seattle, Wash.) and Chad Rasmussen (University Place, Wash.) each hit two three-pointers to finish with eight points apiece. Allen Tate (Hobbs, N.M.) pulled down six rebounds, but Seattle U, one of the best rebounding teams in the country last season, collected only 29 boards as Virginia won the rebounding battle with 41 rebounds.
Virginia (2-2) had four players score in double figures, led by Mike Tobey with 17 points off the bench. Mitchell notched a double-double with 14 points and 16 rebounds, while Justin Anderson scored 11 points and Evan Nolte contributed 10 points. For the game, the Cavaliers shot 56 percent (28-of-50) from the field, including 6-of-14 from behind the three-point line, and 87.5 percent (21-of-24) from the free throw line.
Seattle University (1-1) welcomes Pacific Lutheran to KeyArena at Seattle Center Wednesday, Nov. 21, for a 7 p.m. start. Tickets for all Seattle U home basketball games are on sale by going online to the ticket section of GoSeattleU.com or to Ticketmaster.com.
Dave Grosby and Gary Hill Jr. will broadcast the game live on 770 AM KTTH, starting with the pregame show at 6:45 p.m. Also, the Cameron Dollar Coach's Show presented by State Farm will be held at Jimmy's on Broadway this Monday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m., with the show airing on 770 KTTH later Monday night at 9 p.m.