SEATTLE - (Nov. 30) Seattle University men’s basketball wrapped up a grueling five-game road swing last week and are now home in Seattle for an eight-game stretch. The homestand begins Thursday, Dec. 1 at KeyArena as the Redhawks host the Eagles of Northwest University. Tip off is set for 7 p.m. and can be heard on KTTH 770 AM (mynorthwest.com) or watched on GoSeattleU.com.
• The Redhawks have landed back in Seattle for most of the month of December following a grueling five-game road trip that took them to Boulder, Colo., South Bend, Ind., Cheney, Wash., and Orlando, Fla., over a two-week span.
• The Redhawks faced a pair of teams receiving votes in the polls (at the time of the game) including Colorado – a 67-55 loss – and UCF – a 67-51 setback.
• Aaron Menzies had a monster game in the 81-75 overtime win over ULM, finishing with a career-high 35 points and 11 boards. The outing was the second double-double of the redshirt sophomore’s career and just his third double-digit scoring effort.
• Menzies’ 35 points marked the highest scoring output by a Redhawk since Mar. 13, 2015 when Isiah Umipig poured in 30 points vs. Missouri-Kansas City.
• The 81-point team effort in the overtime win against ULM was the first 80-point total for SU since last Dec. 28, 2015 when they beat UC Davis, 80-75, in overtime.
• Brendan Westendorf was named to the 10th Annual Legends Classic Cheney Subregional All-Tournament Team after posting 14 points versus ULM and a career-high 24 against EWU. The career-high was his seventh career 20-plus point effort in one-plus seasons as a Redhawk. • William Powell also recorded a career-high night for SU with his 22-point, 10-rebound effort against ULM. The point total was a career high. The senior also went a perfect 12-for-12 from the free-throw line in the game.
• Head Coach Cameron Dollar returns for his eighth season at the helm of the Redhawk program. The Nov. 21 win over Louisiana Monroe was his 96th at Seattle U.
• The Redhawks return nine letterwinners, including three starters, from the 2015-16 squad that went 15-17 overall, 7-7 in Western Athletic Conference play and earned a second consecutive postseason appearance.
• The Redhawk roster also features a wealth of international flavor with six countries represented, including the USA, Slovenia, Italy, Canada, Croatia and England.
• Seattle U was selected to finish fourth in the WAC in both the Preseason Coaches Poll and the Preseason Media Poll.
• Seniors Brendan Westendorf and William Powell were honored on the preseason WAC teams. Westendorf was a preseason First Team All-WAC selection by both the media and the coaches, while Powell earned Second Team selection by both groups.
ABOUT THE SERIES VS NORTHWEST
Seattle U is 17-4 all-time against Northwest University. The last meeting between the two teams came during the 2014-15 season and was contested in the Connolly Complex. The Redhawks won the meeting handily, 84-58.
RANKING THE REDHAWKS
• In games played through Nov. 28, Seattle U is 11th in the nation in free-throw percentage (80.0).
• They rank 23rd in three-point attempts (171) and 78th in makes (58).
• Individually, Brendan Westendorf is one of six players who are 100% from the free-throw line. The senior is a perfect 15-for-15 from the charity stripe this season.
• Among WAC players, Westendorf is first in free-throw percentage (1.000) and ninth in scoring (14.7 ppg), Scott Ulaneo is ninth in rebounds (5.8 ppg) and Aaron Menzies is fifth in field goal percentage (56.5).