SEATTLE - (Dec. 3) Seattle University men's basketball continues its eight-game homestand Sunday in KeyArena, hosting Eastern Washington in a rematch of a double-overtime thriller in Cheney on Nov 22. Tip off is set for 1 p.m. and can be heard on KTTH 770 AM (mynorthwest.com) or watched on GoSeattleU.com.
• The Redhawks returned home from a five-game road trip and claimed an 82-65 win over Northwest.
• Freshman Morgan Means had a career-high 22 points to go along with eight rebounds, five assists and two steals. Aaron Menzies had game-high 23 points and career-high 14 rebounds for his second double-double of the year.
• The Redhawks have faced a pair of teams receiving votes in the polls (at the time of the game) including Colorado (Nov. 14) – a 67-55 loss – and UCF (Nov. 26) – 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 Dec. 1 win over Northwest University was his 97th at Seattle U.
ABOUT THE SERIES VS EASTERN WASHINGTON
Seattle U is 8-15 all-time against the Eagles, dating back to the 1945-46 season. In the Redhawks’ modern-day Division I era, SU is 5-7 in a very back-and-forth series. Seattle U won the first meeting in its return to DI, 63-59, in overtime at EWU during the 2008-09 season. The teams would go on to split a home-and-home series the next two years, each winning on their home courts. Seattle U won the lone meeting in 2011-12 and EWU won four straight before the Redhawks prevailed for a 58-52 win at KeyArena on Nov. 23, 2015. In the teams’ first meeting this season, Eastern escaped with an 80-76 double-overtime win in Cheney. Brendan Westendorf had a game-high 24 points in the game, including six triples.
RANKING THE REDHAWKS
• In games played through Nov. 28, Seattle U is 12th in the nation in free-throw percentage (79.3).
• They rank 23rd in three-point attempts (196) and 73rd in makes (62).
• Among WAC players, Westendorf is first in free-throw percentage (1.000) and minutes played (32.86 per game) and 11th in scoring (13.9 ppg), while Aaron Menzies and William Powell are tied for 11th in rebounds (5.3 per game). Morgan Means is tied for sixth in steals with 1.71 per game.