First-Place Men's Hoops Hits the Road

Jan. 9, 2018

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🏀 THIS WEEK IN WWU MEN’S BASKETBALL 🏀

Tuesday, January 9

Live Coverage

at Simon Fraser  •  7 pm  •  Burnaby, BC  •  West Gym

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Saturday, January 13

Live Coverage

at MSU Billings  •  7:30 pm MT/6:30 pm PT  •  Billings, MT  •  Alterowitz Gym

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All webcasts available via WWUVikings.com/Live and on the GNAC channel on ROKU, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV & Android TV

WHAT’S HAPPENING…the WWU men’s basketball team (11-3, 6-0 GNAC) begins a stretch of four consecutive road games traveling to play Simon Fraser (8-6, 2-4 GNAC) on Tuesday night in Burnaby, BC and heading east to play Montana State Billings (10-7, 2-4 GNAC) on Saturday…both games will be streamed online with live stats at WWUVikings.com/Live.

HOT START IN GNAC PLAY…WWU sits atop the GNAC standings with a perfect 6-0 start in league play, going 4-0 at home and 2-0 on the road…Western Oregon is right behind WWU at 5-1 in league play and Seattle Pacific is 4-2…Vikings have won 14 consecutive games vs. GNAC opponents dating back to last season…first 6-0 start in GNAC play since opening the 2012-13 slate 15-0.

LAST WEEK…the Vikings extended their current winning streak to 6 consecutive games with a pair of home wins last week vs. Northwest Nazarene (67-66) and Central Washington (77-67)…won both games with stellar defense, holding the two opponents to a combined 38.2 field goal percentage…also tallied 6.5 blocks per game and had a +16.5 rebound advantage…Daulton Hommes (18.0), Deandre Dickson (16.5) and Trey Drechsel (10.5) averaged double-digits in points in the two games.

DOUBLE-DOUBLES…in WWU’s 77-67 win over Central Washington on Jan. 6, three Vikings recorded a double-double (points/rebounds): Trey Drechsel (18 points, 11 rebounds), Daulton Hommes (17 points, 10 rebounds), Deandre Dickson (15 points, 13 rebounds)…WWU joins Florida Tech (12/18/17 vs. Miles College) as the only DII teams with three double-doubles in a game this season…in all of NCAA (Division I, II, III), only 14 teams have logged a game with three double-doubles…dating back to 1985-86, the game vs. CWU was the only time a WWU team has had three players log a double-double in a game.

THE RECORD…WWU is 11-3 overall and in first place in the GNAC with a 6-0 record…current 6-game winning streak, and has won 9 of its last 10 games…finished non-conference play with a 5-3 record…10 of 14 games have been played in Bellingham (7-3 record)…scored at least 70 points in 13 of 14 games this season.

2017-18 Record Breakdown

Overall/GNAC Record

11-3, 6-0 (1st)

Home (Overall/GNAC)

7-3, 4-0

Away (Overall/GNAC)

2-0, 2-0

Neutral

2-0

vs. Ranked Teams

1-0

Leading at Half

8-1

Trailing at Half

3-2

Tied at Half

0-0

Overtime

0-0

By Uniform

White

8-2

Navy Blue

3-0

Carolina Blue

0-1

THE BLOCK…WWU leads the GNAC and ranks second in NCAA Division II averaging 6.6 blocks per game…trails only national leader Chowan, who is at 7.0 blocks per game…current blocks per game average would set a single-season program record, currently held by the 1991-92 and 1988-89 squads with 5.8 blocks per game…Logan Schilder and Deandre Dickson are tied for the team lead and 44th in NCAA II averaging 1.8 blocks per game (25 total blocks).

THE BIG 5…WWU has used the same starting lineup in all 14 games to start the season, with Daulton Hommes (6-7) and Deandre Dickson (6-9) at forward, Trey Drechsel (6-6) and Trevor Jasinsky (6-7) at guard, and 7-footer Logan Schilder at center…the starting lineup averages 6 feet, 8 inches in height…the starters have combined for 899 of WWU’s 1203 total points, 74.7 percent of the team’s scoring output…Daulton Hommes (18.8), Deandre Dickson (14.8) and Trey Drechsel (13.8) are all averaging double-digits in scoring per game.

ROAD TRIPPING…the Vikings will play four consecutive road game and 6 of the next 8 away from Bellingham…beginning with the trip to Hawai'i, WWU through 6 games of a stretch of 10 of 14 games on the road (6-0 during current stretch).

THE HEADLINES

  • Trey o’Clock Trey Drechsel ranks in the top 15 in the league in assists (5th, 4.1/game), steals (9th, 1.4/game), rebounds (T11th, 6.5/game) and scoring average (15th, 13.8/game).
  • Player of the Week Daulton Hommes has been named the GNAC Player of the Week twice this season.
  • High Scoring – WWU is 2nd in the GNAC and is 29th in NCAA II averaging 85.9 points per game.
  • Scoring Leader Daulton Hommes lead the Vikings averaging 18.8 points per game, 3rd-best in the GNAC.
  • Double D Deandre Dickson is 2nd on the team and 11th in the GNAC averaging 14.8 points per game.
  • Charity Stripe – WWU is 2nd in the GNAC and 23rd in NCAA II with a 76.3 free throw percentage.
  • Rebounds – WWU is 2nd in NCAA II with rebound margin of +12.7 (594-416)…averaging 42.4 reb/game.
  • Blocked Shots – WWU leads the GNAC and is 2nd in NCAA II averaging 6.6 blocks per game.
  • Sixth Man Siaan Rojas is averaging 8.1 points, coming off the bench in 18.0 minutes per game.
  • West Region Poll – WWU is ranked 4th in this week’s NCAA II West Region Media Poll (D2SIDA).

PROBABLE STARTERS…here is a look at WWU’s probable starting lineup:

#

Player

Pos

GP-GS

Points/G

Rebounds/G

Minutes/G

Notable

5

Trey Drechsel

G

14-14

13.8

6.5

31.7

Averaging 18.7 points/game in GNAC

24

Trevor Jasinsky

G/F

14-14

8.6

3.4

27.7

Last 4 G: 10.0 points/game, 7-16 3PTR

15

Logan Schilder

C

14-14

8.2

7.4

18.1

4th in GNAC with 62.5 FG% (50-80)

23

Deandre Dickson

F

14-14

14.8

7.2

29.0

Leads team with 4 double-doubles

25

Daulton Hommes

F

14-14

18.8

6.5

33.3

Scored in double-digits in 13 of 14 G

SERIES HISTORY…here is a look at the series history between WWU and its opponents this week:

SIMON FRASER: WWU leads the all-time series 55-24, including a current 5-game winning streak…won 17 of last 18 games dating back to 1997-98 season…scored 100+ points in six consecutive games vs. the Clan…swept SFU last season winning 103-98 in Burnaby and 100-56 in Bellingham (at Whatcom CC)…hosts SFU Feb. 6 inside Carver Gym.
MONTANA STATE BILLINGS: WWU leads the all-time series 21-6, including a 17-4 record during the Division II era (since 1998-99)…Vikings are 9-4 in Billings, 12-1 in Bellingham and 0-1 in neutral site games…WWU leads the series 4-3 over last 7 meetings…teams have split the series each of last two seasons, with MSUB winning in Bellingham for the first time in program history Dec. 31, 2016 (100-93 at Whatcom CC).

SPU GAME TO BE TELEVISED BY ROOT SPORTS…the Jan. 27 home game vs. Seattle Pacific will be televised regionally by ROOT Sports and the game time has changed to a 3 pm tip-off.

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION...WWU will play consecutive games that will be featured on either a regional or national broadcast…hosts Seattle Pacific on Jan. 27 in Carver Gym in a game that will be televised on ROOT SPORTS, the only GNAC basketball game that will be televised this season…WWU’s next game on Feb. 1 at Central Washington will stream live on ESPN3 as part of the NCAA Division II Basketball Showcase.

CARVER GYM…the Vikings return to campus for the 2017-18 season after playing the last two seasons at Whatcom Community College due to the Carver Gym renovation…WWU is 552         -163 all-time inside Carver Gym, a .772 winning percentage…head coach Tony Dominguez has led the Vikings to a 51-6 (.895) record at Carver Gym, and a 71-13 mark in home games (.845).

VIKINGS TV…all of WWU’s home games will be streamed live online via VikingsTV at WWUVikings.com/Live with longtime Whatcom County sports broadcaster Doug Lange calling all the action courtside…the webcast will feature a seven-camera shoot in high definition, with video replays, graphic overlays and halftime and post-game interviews.

TEAM OF THE WEEK…WWU was selected as the GNAC/Red Lion Hotels Team of the Week for Dec. 25-31 after recording a pair of key conference road wins at Seattle Pacific and Saint Martin’s.

West Region Rankings (D2SIDA)

Rk

School (First Place Votes)

Record

1.

Western Oregon (3)

13-1

2.

Cal Poly Pomona (2)

11-2

3.

California Baptist (1)

12-2

4.

Western Washington

11-3

5.

Azusa Pacific

11-5

6.

UC San Diego

10-5

7.

Cal State San Marcos

11-3

8.

Chaminade

9-4

9.

Seattle Pacific

9-4

10.

Chico State

9-5

SCORING LEADERDaulton Hommes has scored in double digits in 13 of 14 games and leads the team averaging 18.8 points per game this season…in six GNAC games is averaging 19.2 points (5th in GNAC) and 7.0 rebounds (8th in GNAC)…among GNAC leaders is 3rd in scoring average, T11th in rebounding (6.5/game), 13th in field goal percentage (53.6/89-for-166), 3rd in free throw percentage (91.0/61-for-67) and tied for 8th in blocked shots per game (1.2).

HOMMES NAMED GNAC PLAYER OF THE WEEKDaulton Hommes earned his second GNAC Player of the Week for the period of Dec. 25-31…Hommes averaged 23.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game in wins at SPU and SMU, also chipping in 2.0 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.5 steals per game…Hommes also earned GNAC Player of the Week honors for Dec. 11-17 (19.0 points/game).

DRECHSEL SWEEPS PLAYER OF THE WEEK…junior guard Trey Drechsel was named the GNAC Player of the Week and the USBWA National Player of the Week after he averaged 26.5 points and 13.5 rebounds in wins over Concordia and Western Oregon to open GNAC play…Drechsel recorded career-highs with 32 points and 17 rebounds in the win over Concordia, and followed that with a 21-point, 10-rebound double-double vs. WOU…overall shot 64.5 percent (20-for-31) from the field, including a 66.7 percent (6-for-9) clip from three-point range during the week.

LOCAL CONNECTIONS…the 2017-18 Vikings roster features three players from Whatcom County in sophomore forward Daulton Hommes, junior center Logan Schilder and junior guard Leif Anderson…Hommes, a graduate of Lynden Christian High School, Schilder is a product of Bellingham High School and Whatcom Community College and Anderson joins the program after starring at Sehome High School and Whatcom CC.

GNAC STANDINGS…here is an look at the GNAC standings heading into this week’s action:

MEN'S BASKETBALL

CONF

PCT

OVERALL

PCT

HOME

AWAY

NEUTRAL

STREAK

Western Washington

6-0

1.000

11-3

.786

7-3

2-0

2-0

Won 6

Western Oregon

5-1

.833

13-1

.929

8-0

5-1

0-0

Won 6

Seattle Pacific

4-2

.667

9-4

.692

3-1

5-2

1-1

Won 3

Saint Martin's

3-3

.500

10-4

.714

4-1

4-2

2-1

Lost 1

Alaska

3-3

.500

5-7

.417

2-3

1-2

2-2

Won 1

Northwest Nazarene

3-3

.500

7-5

.583

5-1

2-4

0-0

Won 1

Alaska Anchorage

3-3

.500

7-7

.500

5-6

2-1

0-0

Lost 2

Montana State Billings

2-4

.333

10-7

.588

6-2

2-5

2-0

Lost 1

Simon Fraser

2-4

.333

8-6

.571

6-2

0-3

2-1

Lost 1

Central Washington

2-4

.333

7-6

.538

4-2

1-2

2-2

Lost 2

Concordia

0-6

.000

4-10

.286

2-6

0-4

2-0

Lost 10

COACH DTony Dominguez is in his 6th season at the helm of the WWU Men's Basketball program…owns a career record of 123-46 for a .728 winning percentage…coached the Vikings to a 73-27 (.730) record in GNAC play, with a pair of conference regular-season championships (2012-13 & 2016-17)…posted three consecutive 20-win seasons in his first three years as head coach, and led WWU to 15 or more wins in each of his five seasons as head coach…in 2012-13, directed Vikings to 31-3 record, GNAC regular-season championship, West Regional title and NCAA Division II Final Four…winning percentage of 91.2 established a school record and win total tied WWU mark…finalist for Clarence "Big House" Gaines National Coach of the Year honors…guided Vikings to wins in his first 24 games, an NCAA II record…2016-17 GNAC Coach of the Year.

TEAM OF THE WEEK…WWU was named the NABC Division II Team of the Week after posting impressive wins over Concordia and 13th-ranked Western Oregon to open GNAC play Nov. 30-Dec. 2…the Vikings beat their two opponents by 27 points in each game to open league play 2-0.

NCAA Division II Statistics

Stat

Rank

Value

Scoring Offense

29th

85.9

Scoring Defense

99th  

72.1

Scoring Margin

22nd  

13.9

Rebound Margin

2nd

12.7

Assists Per Game

123rd  

14.6

Blocked Shots Per Game

2nd  

6.6

Steals Per Game

T-245th  

5.3

Turnover Margin

237th  

-1.9

Assist Turnover Ratio

156th  

1.01

FG Percentage

31st  

49.3

FG Percentage Defense

27th  

40.9

3-Point FG Per Game

231st  

6.7

3-Point FG Percentage

262nd  

31.5

Free Throw Percentage

23rd  

76.3

Won-Lost Percentage

T-47th  

78.6

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAMDaulton Hommes and Trey Drechsel were named to the Hoops in Hawai'i Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team…Hommes averaged 25.0 points per game, including a career-high 37 points against Harding…Drechsel averaged 20.5 points/game, including 30 points in the win against Tampa, his second 30-point game of the season…Hommes was named to the All-Tournament team in each of WWU’s three preseason tournaments, the GNAC/PacWest Challenge, the Chuck Randall Classic and the Hoops in Hawai'i Holiday Classic.

PICKED TO REPEAT…GNAC coaches were selected the Vikings to repeat as league champions in the annual preseason coaches’ poll…WWU received 7 of 11 first-place votes, and a total of 116 points, ahead of second-place Western Oregon (108 points).

DEFENDING CHAMPIONS…WWU won the 2016-17 GNAC regular season and tournament titles, clinching the regular-season championship with a 17-3 league mark for the sixth GNAC title for Western, and fourth outright…the Vikings beat host Saint Martin’s (91-79) and Western Oregon (71-69) in the GNAC final to claim the first conference tournament in program history.

PRESEASON ALL-GNAC…WWU led all schools with three selections to the 2017-18 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Preseason All-League Team…Deandre Dickson, Daulton Hommes and Trey Drechsel all earned votes from league coaches to the be listed on the 15-member team.

20+ WINS…WWU has recorded 18 seasons with 20 or more wins in program history, including 9 in the last 13 seasons (went 25-6 in 2016-17)…current string of 10 consecutive winning seasons, the 2nd-longest streak in program history (18 straight, 1959-1976)…program has recorded a 288-115 (.715) over last 14 seasons (2004-05 to 2017-18).

NCAA TOURNAMENT HISTORY…WWU has advanced to the NCAA Tournament eight times in program history, returning to the tournament in 2016-17 as the No. 3 seed in the West Regional…reached the NCAA Division II Elite 8 three times (2000-01, 2011-12, 2012-13) and was crowned the NCAA Division II National Champion in 2011-12…owns an all-time 17-7 (.708) record in NCAA Tournament play, winning at least one game in six of eight appearances.

2016-17 SEASON IN REVIEW…finished the 2016-17 season 25-6 overall and 17-3 in GNAC play…won the Great Northwest Athletic Conference regular season and conference tournament championships…made 8th NCAA Division II Tournament appearance as the No. 3 seed in the West Regional in San Diego…returned to the national tournament for the first time since back-to-back Final Four appearances in 2011-12 (National Champions) and 2012-13…tied program record for most wins in GNAC play with the 17-1 season in 2012-13…26 overall wins were the most since back-to-back 31-win seasons in 2011-12 (National Championship Season) and 2012-13 (Final Four)…10th consecutive winning season, the second-longest streak in program history, and advanced to the postseason for the ninth consecutive season…recorded three separate 8-game winning streaks, including 8-0 start to the season…ended season winning 16 of last 19 games.

PROGRAM HISTORY…2017-18 is the 116th season in WWU Men’s Basketball history dating back to the first season was in 1903…the program boasts an all-time 1,469-1,019 record (.590)…here are some historical links and notes:

  • Winning – WWU has an active streak of 10 consecutive winning seasons, 2nd-longest in program history.
  • NCAA History – WWU has appeared in the NCAA Championships 8 times, with a 17-7 all-time record.
  • National Champions – The Vikings won the 2012 NCAA Division II National Championship.

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