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- Amaar Abdul-Nasir | Redhawk Nation01/18/2015
Discipline was the name of the game on Saturday as the Seattle University men's basketball team scored the program's biggest victory since joining the WAC in 2012; defeating three-time defending conference champion New Mexico State 58-52 at KeyArena.
- Amaar Abdul-Nasir | Redhawk Nation12/20/2014
The outsized "M" that straddles half-court at Williams Arena in Minneapolis -- home of the Minnesota Gophers -- looks more like an upside-down "W" if you ask me. As far as Seattle U was concerned on Friday, that logo might as well have been a "W" for Washington, because the SU's 92-57 loss to Minnesota looked a lot like the Redhawks' 63-48 loss to crosstown rival UW last month.
- Amaar Abdul-Nasir | Redhawk Nation12/17/2014
On a positive note, Seattle U's 5-5 record in nonconference play is still good enough for the Redhawks to be tied with Texas Pan American for the best record in the WAC. Every other team in the conference is below .500, including three-time defending champion New Mexico State at 4-7.
- Amaar Abdul-Nasir | Redhawk Nation12/06/2014
Back in the very familiar confines of KeyArena from their first true road game of the season -- a 41-point demolition at the hands of UC Santa Barbara -- Seattle U was hoping to return to the win column against Eastern Washington on Saturday night.
- Amaar Abdul-Nasir | Redhawk Nation12/02/2014
Losing three of its first four games to open the 2014-15 schedule, Seattle U was in desperate need of a second scorer to step up and establish himself as a credible sidekick to star point guard Isiah Umipig. Over the Redhawks' last two games, a pair of convincing victories at local sites, the team appears to have found that man in Jarell Flora.
- Amaar Abdul-Nasir | Redhawk Nation11/21/2014
One year ago, Seattle U went into Washington's gym and, in defeat, gave the favored Huskies a more competitive game than many locals expected. On Friday night, the Redhawks again had their chances to steal a win from their crosstown rivals -- but there was a difference between this year and last year. A big difference.
- Amaar Abdul-Nasir | Redhawk Nation11/19/2014
In this opening chapter of the college basketball season, there's no such thing as a "must-win" game. But if Seattle University was at all interested in preventing its fan base from checking out on the season before Thanksgiving, the team kind of needed to be impressive on Wednesday night against Nebraska-Omaha.
- Amaar Abdul-Nasir | Redhawk Nation11/15/2014
College basketball's opening night was an eventful one for the WAC. The UMKC men's team stunned Missouri in a road upset. Bakersfield lost a four-overtime thriller to High Point. Grand Canyon faced top-ranked Kentucky and lost by 40. Chicago State lost to Arizona State by 36. New Mexico State lost to Wichita State by 17. But the worst defeat of the evening might have belonged to Seattle U.
- Amaar Abdul-Nasir | Redhawk Nation10/31/2014
On college campuses across the country, basketball is back. While the games that count don't start for a couple of weeks -- the Seattle University men and women are two of the 584 squads scheduled to play their opener on Nov. 14 -- the new season is unofficially underway now that Midnight Madness has come and gone.
- Amaar Abdul-Nasir | Redhawk Nation10/29/2014
Seattle University men's basketball coach Cameron Dollar was a guest on the "Talkin' Hoops" radio show with host Jim Basnight on Oct. 28, where he broke down the Redhawks' 2014-15 roster and gave a progress report on junior forward Deshaun Sunderhaus.
- Amaar Abdul-Nasir | Redhawk Nation10/26/2014
Sometimes it's tough in an intra-squad scrimmage to pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of a basketball team. That which appears to be a positive could really be more of a negative, and vice versa. It's similar to critiquing a shadowboxing session -- trying to score a round in which both contenders are mirror images of each other.
- Amaar Abdul-Nasir | Redhawk Nation10/25/2014
Change is, again, abound as the Seattle University men's basketball team enters Year Six of the Cameron Dollar era -- also known as the sixth year of play since SU was reborn as an NCAA Division-1 program. The roster looks a little different, the coaching staff looks a little different, and hopefully that translates into the win-loss record looking a little different in 2014-15.
- Austin Burton | Redhawk Nation06/13/2014
Good recruiters are always thinking ahead. Even though Seattle U went into the 2014 spring signing period apparently set at point guard -- with rising senior Isiah Umipig returning as arguably the top player in the WAC, Hawaii transfer Manroop Clair set to become eligible, and early signee Jadon Cohee coming in from Canada -- the Redhawks continued to stockpile talent at the one.
- Austin Burton | Redhawk Nation05/28/2014
While the recruiting world has been turning up some interesting story lines for Seattle U in recent weeks, the most noteworthy piece of offseason business that head coach Cameron Dollar can officially talk about is the Redhawks' schedule for the upcoming 2014-15 season.
- Austin Burton | Redhawk Nation04/09/2014
The fifth season of Cameron Dollar's head coaching tenure at Seattle University -- also known as the fifth season of SU's second life on the NCAA's Division-I level -- was one of alternating peaks and valleys, ending with unfulfilled potential and unanswered questions.
- Austin Burton | Redhawk Nation03/14/2014
As Thursday night's first-round WAC tournament game between Seattle U and New Mexico State made its way down the stretch with the 7th-seeded Redhawks trying to hang onto a lead over the 2nd-seeded and two-time defending champion Aggies, two questions came to mind: First, could SU actually pull off the upset? And second, where was this SU team all season?
- Austin Burton | Redhawk Nation03/08/2014
The Redhawks face an uphill climb in the WAC tournament, as Saturday's 67-53 loss at Chicago State left Seattle U as the 7th seed in the conference tourney with a first-round matchup against two-time defending champions New Mexico State.
- Austin Burton | Redhawk Nation03/07/2014
With the WAC tournament looming as their only chance to make the NCAA's Big Dance, it's looking like the Redhawks will only go as far as Isiah Umipig's shooting hand can carry them. Five days after lighting up Idaho for a career-high 36 points and eight threes in a victory, Umipig had his worst shooting performance of the season in Thursday night's 82-73 loss at Missouri-Kansas City.
- Austin Burton | Redhawk Nation02/28/2014
One of Seattle U's most entertaining games this season was also one of the most frustrating, as the Redhawks fell to Chicago State 84-77 in three overtimes on Thursday at KeyArena. Entertaining because the crowd-pleasing contest saw SU trade punches with a team in the top half of the WAC; frustrating because SU lost another winnable game and are now the sole owners of last place in the conference.
- Austin Burton | Redhawk Nation02/26/2014
Gary Ladd admits he was not born to play point guard; that he spent most of his college career learning when to distribute the basketball and how to be a leader. Once he got it down, however, it stuck. And to this day, even as he receives the highest individual honor an athlete can get, Ladd is still driven to look out for his teammates and put their success above his own glory.
- Austin Burton | Redhawk Nation02/22/2014
Before I knew anything about Seattle University, I knew about Eddie O'Brien. When I was a kid, nowhere close to thinking about which college would someday be my alma mater, I remember reading a story about the O'Brien twins, Eddie and Johnny, leading the Chieftains to an upset win over the Harlem Globetrotters in a legit basketball game in 1952.
- Austin Burton | Redhawk Nation02/21/2014
On a night that saw the NBA's two biggest superstars go head-to-head and college basketball's marquee rivalry renewed, two little mid-major schools still trying to establish their names on the NCAA D-I map played an overshadowed thriller worthy of a spot on the highlight reel.
- Austin Burton | Redhawk Nation02/16/2014
Defense and rebounding have been the bread and butter for Seattle U throughout the Cameron Dollar era. Too often, however, the flavor of the offense has left a bad taste in the mouths of those who have watched the Redhawks lose plenty of winnable games.
- Austin Burton | Redhawk Nation02/14/2014
If nothing else, the new-look Western Athletic Conference promised unpredictability this season. While the consensus inside and out of the conference favored New Mexico State to win its third straight WAC title, not much separated the remaining mix of rising and rebuilding programs.