SEATTLE - (Dec. 9) Taking a break from competition for finals week, Seattle University men’s basketball returns to the court Saturday, Dec. 10, continuing its eight-game homestand by hosting University of Great Falls. The match-up is the first of three straight back in the Connolly Complex on Seattle U’s campus and will tip off at 7 p.m. The game can be heard on KTTH 770 AM (mynorthwest.com) or watched on GoSeattleU.com.
• The Redhawks won their KeyArena home opener, 82-65, over Northwest University on Dec. 1. They followed with a tough 93-88 double-overtime setback to Eastern Washington on Dec. 4.
• Four Redhawks scored in double figures in the loss to EWU, including a career-high 26 by Brendan Westendorf. That marked the second time this year that the senior guard set a career-high in scoring against the Eagles. He also scored a then career-high 24 points in the season’s first meeting in Cheney, Wash., on Nov. 22.
• Aaron Menzies (18p, 16r) and William Powell (19p, 10r) each tallied a double-double in the Dec. 4 meeting with EWU, marking the second time this season that the duo collected double-digit points and rebounds in the same game. It was Menzies’ third of the season and the second for Powell.
• Freshman Morgan Means had a career-high 22 points to go along with eight rebounds, five assists and two steals in SU’s win over Northwest University (Dec. 1).
• Redshirt sophomore Malik Montoya has seen action in the last two games after missing the first six this year. The Federal Way, Wash., native suffered a season-ending knee injury 13 games into last season. He played 14 minutes against Northwest (Dec. 1) and 20 minutes against Eastern Washington (Dec. 4).
• 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 GREAT FALLS
The first-ever meeting between Seattle U and Great Falls came on Nov 25, 2015. The Redhawks claimed a 58-48 win at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Wash. Jack Crook led SU with 16 points and William Powell added 13 in the defensive battle.
RANKING THE REDHAWKS
• In games played through Nov. 28, Seattle U is 44th in the nation in free-throw percentage (75.2).
• Individually, Brendan Westendorf ranks eighth in free-throw percentage (95.8).
• The team ranks 60th in three-point attempts (221).
• Among WAC players, Westendorf is first in free-throw percentage (95.8), second in minutes played (34.6 per game) and 8th in scoring (15.4 ppg), while Aaron Menzies is fourth in rebounds (6.6 per game) and fifth in field goal percentage (.558). Morgan Means is fifth in steals with 1.6 per game.