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November 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Scouting report: Seattle University

Seattle University senior guard Isiah Umipig is arguably the best basketball player in Seattle. (Photo credit: Eric Badeau)

Seattle University senior guard Isiah Umipig is arguably the best basketball player in Seattle. (Photo credit: Eric Badeau)

Scouting report: Seattle University.
Game info: 7 p.m. Friday at KeyArena (9,686 capacity).

TV: JoeTV (Dick Fain).
Radio: KTTH 770 AM (Dave Grosby and Gary Hill Jr.), KOMO 1000 AM and FM 97.7 (Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton).

Record: 1-1.
Stats/schedule: Click here.
Game notes: Seattle University and Washington.

Coach: Cameron Dollar, the former Husky assistant, is 62-89 (.411)  in his sixth year with the Redhawks. His overall record is 73-111 (.397), which includes a year at Southern California College. Dollar took over at SU in 2009 when the team returned to Division I and guided it to a 17-10 record, his only winning season. Under Dollar, the Redhawks have an 8-26 record in the Western Athletic Conference. The former UCLA standout point guard helped the Bruins to a 1995 NCAA title. He spent 10 year’s on Lorenzo Romar’s staff at Saint Louis (1999-02) and Washington (2002-09).
Prediction:
Picked to finish second in the eight-team Western Athletic Conference by league coaches and predicted third by media in a preseason poll.

Series: Washington leads 25-4, which includes a nine-game winning streak.
Last meeting: The Huskies won 88-78 on Nov. 10, 2013. Washington trailed 28-18 with 6:15 remaining in the first half before going on a 13-0 run and taking a 42-33 lead into halftime. Seattle U tied the game 44-44 three minutes into the second half when UW used a 15-3 scoring run over the next six minutes, the Huskies a 59-47 lead at the 11:23 mark. SU never got closer than seven points the rest of the way. C.J. Wilcox scored 22 points and Andrew Andrews had 22 for UW. Darin Johnson finished with a personal best 16 points in his collegiate debut while Mike Anderson had 12 and Shawn Kemp Jr. 10. The Huskies also lost Jernard Jarreau in the opening minute after he suffered a season-ending knee injury.

Previous game: Seattle University cruised past Nebraska Omaha 98-74 on Wednesday at KeyArena.
Point spread: No line.

PLAYERS TO WATCH:

— Senior guard Isiah Umipig was voted first team preseason all-WAC by both the conference coaches and the media. In his first year with SU, the transfer from Cal State Fullerton averaged 19.6 points and 3.6 assists last season. He was voted second team all-WAC and named to the conference’s All-Newcomer Team. He also earned NABC second team All-District honors. Umipig finished with 106 three-pointers as a junior to set the Seattle U single-season record. He was fifth in the nation in three-pointers per game (3.53). He’s converted 13 of 18 in two games this season.

— Senior guard Jarrell Flora scored 22 points Wednesday, which was three shy of his personal best.

OVERVIEW

— Last season Seattle University finished 13-17 and 5-11 (eighth) in the WAC, which had nine teams.

— With Umipig leading the way, the Redhawks are shooting 54.1 percent on three-pointers.

Deshaun Sunderhaus, a 6-9 junior forward, averaged 10.6 points before suffering a season-ending knee injury. He played 21 minutes and scored 10 points in the opener, but did not play Wednesday.

— Before taking an assistant job at Seattle University in August, Lance LeVetter spent 12 years at Washington and three at Saint Louis on Romar’s staff.

STARTING LINEUP:
F – Jack Crook, 6-11, 265, Jr., 9.0 ppg., 7.0 rpg., 4.0 apg.
G – Manny Chibuogwu, 6-6, 205, So., 5.0, 2.0, 3.5
G – William Powell, 6-6, 215, So., 5.5, 7.5, 1.0
G – Jarell Flora, 6-3, 200, Sr., 15.5, 7.0, 2.0
G – Isiah Umipig, 6-0, 195, Sr., 23.5, 4.0, 3.5

 

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