Photo credit: Seattle University
Scouting report: Seattle University
Game info: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Edmundson Pavilion (10,000 capacity)
TV: ROOT Sports (Tom Glasgow and Lenny Wilkens)
Radio: KJR 950 AM and 102.9 FM (Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton)
Stats/schedule: Click here.
Game notes: Click here.
Coach: Cameron Dollar , the former Washington assistant, is 31-44 in his third season with the Redhawks.
Series: Washington leads 22-4 in a series that began in 1953. The cross-city rivalry has hugely popular in the 1970s, but went dormant after 1980 when Seattle U. went to Division II. This is the fourth meeting since SU returned to D-I status. UW is 12-1 at home, losing 82-78 on Nov. 28, 1978. Lorenzo Romar is 3-0 against Seattle U.
Last meeting: The Huskies overwhelmed the Redhawks inside with Matthew Bryan-Amaning (24 points and 13 rebounds) and Aziz N’Diaye (a career-high 15 points and 10 rebounds) in a 95-74 win at KeyArena. Isaiah Thomas added 20 points. Seattle U. trailed 37-29 in the first half, which was a moral victory considering the previous year they were down 61-20 at the break in an 123-76 loss.
Previous game: Seattle U. lost 77-72 at Utah Valley.
PLAYERS TO WATCH:
— Senior Aaron Broussard, who led Federal Way High School to its first state championship in 2008, leads the Redhawks in scoring and he’s becoming one of the most prolific scorers in school history. He needs 13 points to reach 1,200 in his career. Only 20 Seattle U. players have reached that milestone. Broussard scored 29 points at home against Virginia and tallied a career-high 31 in the next game versus Nebraska Omaha. He’s an undersized forward who is an inside-outside threat. He leads SU in free throw attempts and shoots 75 percent (42 of 56) at the line. He’s also second on the team in three-point percentage (35 percent) and attempts (40). Broussard also has 141 career steals, which ranks seventh on the school’s all-time list.
— Sophomore guard Clarence Trent (above) began his career at Washington. He transferred after his freshman season and sat out last season. Trent is a versatile player and explosive dunker, but he’s still trying to find his role with the Redhawks. He’s second on the team with a 11.5 scoring average and rebounds (6.1).
— Senior forward Eric Wallace is playing his first season with Seattle U. after transferring from DePaul. He didn’t play last season due to a shin injury. He started his college career at Ohio State and spent just one year with the Buckeyes. Wallace is the Redhawks’ best rebounder and a double-double threat. He has three this season.
— Sophomore guard Sterling Carter, a former Franklin High star, is a Costco-sized volume shooter. He’s taken 84 three-pointers, more than twice as much as anyone else on the team. However, he’s shooting 27.4 percent behind the arc. Last season he set a school record attempting 231 three-point shots and made 85, which was the third most in SU history.
— Carter’s struggles on the perimeter mirrors the Redhawks’ shooting woes. Seattle U. is shooting 29.2 on three-pointers.
— SU shoots 72 percent on free throws.
— Senior guard Cervante Burrell is a pass-first point guard who began the season on the bench and made his first start last week.
— The Redhawks average 15.2 turnovers per game. Trent leads the team with 30.
— Seattle U. is in its third season as a Division I team. The Redhawks won 17 games two seasons and 11 last season. This season they have beaten Evergreen State, Montana State and Nebraska Omaha.
— The Redhawks are 1-5 on the road.
— Trent isn’t the only player with ties to both schools. Washington freshman Tony Wroten Jr. included Seattle U. on his final list of five schools. Said Dollar: “If we’re going to be in the same lake (as UW) we probably want to throw our hook out there for some of those fish.”
— Dollar is using a nine-man rotation. The lineup (below) is 0-1.
F – Eric Wallace, 6-7, 233, Sr., 10.1 ppg., 8.0 rpg., 0.9 bpg.
F – Clarence Trent. 6-6, 225, So., 11.5., 5.0, 1.4 apg.
G – Aaron Broussard, 6-5, 205, Sr, 17.2, 6.1, 1.7 spg.
G – Sterling Carter, 6-0, 200, So., 7.2, 2.8, 1.0 apg.
G – Cervante Burrell 5-10, 170, Sr., 5.1, 2.0, 2.4 apg.
— Broussard is a dynamic scorer and containing him will be critical for the Huskies. Washington has several players they can throw at Broussard, including Terrence Ross. Ross surrenders about 10 pounds to Broussard, but it’s a good matchup for the Huskies because he’s athletic enough to bang with SU’s top scorer in the paint. Washington also has an advantage in the post with 7-foot center Aziz N’Diaye, who hurt the Redhawks last season. Wallace is a tremendous leaper and it will be interesting to see if his jumping ability can overcome a five-inch size disadvantage.