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🏀  THIS WEEK IN WWU MEN’S BASKETBALL  🏀

Thursday, February 9

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Western Oregon, 7 pm, Bellingham (Whatcom Pavilion)

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Saturday, February 11

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Concordia, 7 pm, Bellingham (Whatcom Pavilion)

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WWU Men’s Basketball Weekly Report

WHAT’S HAPPENING…the No. 23 Western Washington University men’s basketball team (17-5, 11-3 GNAC) returns to Bellingham hosting Western Oregon (Thursday) and Concordia (Saturday) at Whatcom Pavilion…with six regular-season games remaining, WWU is tied for 1st in the GNAC with Alaska Anchorage, and one game up on Western Oregon (10-4 in GNAC play).

THE RECORD…WWU is 17-5 overall and tied for first place in the GNAC with a 11-3 record…current 2-game losing streak…8-1 at home (5-1 GNAC) and 8-2 on the road (6-2 GNAC)…also 1-2 in neutral site games…11-1 when scoring 90 or more points in a game.

RECORD BREAKDOWN

Overall/GNAC Record

17-5, 11-3

Home (Overall/GNAC)

8-1, 5-1

Away (Overall/GNAC)

8-2, 6-2

Neutral

1-2

vs. Ranked Teams

1-2

Leading at Half

12-1

Trailing at Half

4-2

Tied at Half

1-2

HOME SWEET HOME…after playing three consecutive road games, WWU closes the regular season GNAC schedule playing four of its last six conference games at home…Vikings are 8-1 at home this season and 60-10 at home over the past five seasons (since 2012-13 season).

UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY…WWU (on current two-game losing streak) has had a losing streak of more than two games just once since the 2011-12 season…WWU is yet to lose a game by double digits during the 2016-17 season.

THE GNAC…WWU is tied with Alaska Anchorage atop the GNAC standings at 11-3…Western Oregon is one game back at 10-4 in conference play…6 of 11 teams in the conference have a GNAC record of .500 or better heading into this week’s action.

HOW TO FOLLOW…this week’s games vs. Western Oregon and Concordia can be followed via webcast and live stats available at WWUVikings.com/Live and also available the GNAC.tv channel on the Roku streaming platform…both games will also be carried live on KBAI 930 AM & 98.9 FM.

THE RANKINGS…with the two losses in Alaska last week, the Vikings dropped from No. 13 to No. 23 in the NABC/Division II Coaches Poll…also went from No. 9 to receiving votes in the D2SIDA Media Poll…WWU is also listed No. 16 in the HERO Sports power rankings (.869) and No. 30 in the Division II Massey Ratings.

THE WEST REGION…the Vikings are currently No. 5 in the DII West Region Media Poll receiving 35 votes…Hawai'i Pacific and California Baptist are tied for 1st with 56 points, followed by San Francisco State and UC San Diego.

BEVO FRANCIS AWARDJeffrey Parker has been named to the watch list for the Bevo Francis Award consisting of 100 of the top men’s basketball players in the country competing in the affiliations of NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA Division I, NAIA Division II, USCAA and NCCAA…Parker is averaging 16.8 points per game during his senior season (8th in the GNAC).

SCORING STAFFORDTaylor Stafford ranks 3rd in the GNAC and 26th in NCAA Division II averaging 21.7 points per game (478 points)…scoring average is currently 2nd-best in program history, behind 25.6 by Mike Franza (1972-73) and just ahead of 21.6 by Ryan Diggs (2005-06).

COACHING MILESTONE…head coach Tony Dominguez recorded his 100th victory in a come-from-behind 84-76 win at Western Oregon on Jan. 14 (now 104-42)…he became the quickest head coach in program history to reach 100 wins, recording the milestone win in his 140th game (100-40), bettering Sam Carver (145 games), Brad Jackson (147 games) and Chuck Randall (151 games).

NCAA DII STATS LEADERS

Scoring Offense

10

90.0

Scoring Defense

198

78.3

Scoring Margin

30

11.7

Rebound Margin

21

7.0

Assists Per Game

58

15.7

Blocked Shots Per Game

62

3.8

Steals Per Game

T-201

5.8

Turnover Margin

193

-0.8

Assist Turnover Ratio

45

1.28

FG Percentage

23

49.9

FG Percentage Defense

128

44.1

3-Point FG Per Game

45

9.5

3-Point FG Percentage

15

41.4

Free-Throw Percentage

7

79.2

Won-Lost Percentage

T-36

77.3

THE HEADLINES

  • Iron Man Streak Jeffrey Parker has appeared in 112 career games (every possible game during WWU career) and made 100 consecutive starts.
  • Freshman Star Daulton Hommes ranks amongst GNAC leaders in scoring (18th), rebounding (11th), FG% (5th), FT% (5th), 3-point FG% (1st) and minutes played (8th).
  • High Scoring – 10th in NCAA II averaging 90.0points/game…scored 100+ points in 7 games.
  • 20 & 30 Point Games Taylor Stafford has recorded 12 games with 20+ points & 5 games with 30+ points…Stafford’s 5 30-point games are 2nd-most in a single season in program history.
  • ROOT SPORTS – The Feb. 16 game at CWU will be televised on ROOT SPORTS (time changed to 8 pm).
  • Parker’s Points Jeffrey Parker has scored 1,745 career points, ranking 3rd in school history in total points (38 points shy of 2nd place) and 6th in career scoring average (15.6)…13th in total points in GNAC history.

THE STARTING 5…here is a look at the probable starting lineup for the Vikings:

#

Player

Pos

GP-GS

Points/G

Rebounds/G

Minutes/G

Notable

1

Taylor Stafford

G

22-22

21.7

5.3

33.8

Recorded four 30-point games

2

Blake Fernandez

G

21-6

4.2

1.8

14.9

Averaging 8.7 points/game over last 7 G

15

Logan Schilder

C

22-22

5.9

5.9

17.6

17-for-20 FG over his last 6 G

25

Daulton Hommes

F

22-22

14.0

6.4

32.2

GNAC Freshman of the Year candidate

35

Jeffrey Parker

F

22-22

16.8

4.2

31.4

3rd in WWU history in scoring

**Deandre Dickson is averaging 13.9 points and 6.5 rebounds/game off the bench**

**Trey Drechsel started the first 16 games of the season (9.9 ppg, 5.1 rpg), but is indefinitely with a broken bone in his foot**

PUTTING UP THE POINTS…the Vikings rank 10th in the nation and lead the GNAC with a 90.0 points per game scoring offense average…averaging 90.0 points per game in GNAC play only as well…scored 100+ points in 7 games this season, the most since 9 in 2005-06 (school record is 12 in 2004-05)… scored 100+ points three consecutive vs. NNU (102), CWU (100) and Simon Fraser (100)…marked the first time since the 2005-06 season to record at least three consecutive 100-point games, and the first time to post three straight 100-point games in league play since Feb. 26-March 5, 2005…current scoring average is 5th-best dating back to 1986-87 (record is 92.2).

DOMINANT DICKSON…after a knee injury kept Deandre Dickson out of the first 8 games of the season, the junior forward is averaging 13.8 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game in 13 games played (21.1 minutes/game)…Dickson has come off the bench in each game he has appeared, but has played 22 minutes or more in 7 of 13 games.

ON THE MARK…the Vikings lead the GNAC and are 23rd in NCAA Division II with a 49.9% field goal percentage…shot 50.0% or better in 12 of 22 games, including 6 of last 9…shooting 48.7% in GNAC play…49.9% field goal percentage (676-1356) is currently 4th-best by a WWU squad over the last 30 seasons (since 1986-87).

AT THE LINE…the Vikings rank 7th nationally with a 79.2% free throw percentage (419-for-529)…WWU single-season mark for FT% is 78.6% (590-751) in 2005-06…made a season-high 32 free throws (32-for-37) at Alaska Fairbanks on Feb. 4…Taylor Stafford ranks 25th nationally and 3rd in the GNAC with a 89.1% free throw percentage (115-of-129).

BEYOND THE ARC…WWU is 15th in the nation and leads the GNAC in 3-point field goal percentage, connecting on 209-of-505 (41.4%) shots…recorded at least 10 3-pointers in 12 of 22 games…Taylor Stafford (57), Jeffrey Parker (47) and Daulton Hommes (38) have combined for 142 of WWU’s 209 3-pointers (67.9%).

ROAD WARRIORS…the Vikings are 8-2 on the road this season...opened the season 8-0 in road games before dropping consecutive contests in Alaska...WWU offense has been especially prolific in away games, averaging 90.7 points per game in true road games…the Vikings have scored 91 points or more in 5 of 10 true road games this season…WWU is 8-1 in home contests and 1-2 in neutral site games.

DYNAMIC DUOTaylor Stafford (21.7 ppg) and Jeffrey Parker (16.8 ppg) have been consistent offensive threats all season long…the seniors have combined to average 38.5 points per game, which is the third-highest average of any teammate duo in the GNAC behind Central Washington’s Dom Hunter & Naim Ladd, CWU (40.1 ppg) and University of Alaska Anchorage’s Sekou Wiggs and Spencer Svejcar (38.9 pgg).

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCETaylor Stafford scored 44 points on 15-for-21 shooting in the Dec. 12 game at UCSD…the 44 points are 2nd-most in single-game program history, trailing only 47 points by Ryan Diggs in the NCAA West Regional vs. Humboldt State in 2006…Stafford became the 7th player (8th time) in program history to eclipse the 40-point mark, and first since John Allen in 2011 vs. Simon Fraser (43 points)…Stafford scored 29 points in the first half, tying the school record for points in a half set by Diggs in 2006…the 44-point performance is tied for the 16th-best scoring effort in NCAA Division II this season (2nd-best in the GNAC).

TOP SCORING PERFORMANCES IN WWU HISTORY

47

Ryan Diggs vs. Humboldt State, Mar. 10, 2006 (Seattle)

44

Taylor Stafford at UC San Diego, Dec. 12, 2016

43

John Allen vs. Simon Fraser, Jan. 2, 2011

42

Mike Franza at Victoria, Dec. 27, 1972

 

Ryan Diggs at Seattle, Jan. 12, 2006

40

Ron Crowe at Whitworth, Feb. 6, 1960

 

Grant Dykstra at Humboldt State, Jan. 28, 2006

 

Derrick Webb vs. Western Oregon, Jan. 10, 2010

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

  • Western Oregon (13-9, 10-4 GNAC): The Vikings overcame a slow start in which they trailed 15-1 to notch a come-from-behind 84-76 win in Monmouth on Jan. 14…WWU leads the all-time series 43-18…WWU is 7-5 over the last 12 meetings dating back to the 2011-12 season…WOU comes into Thursday’s game with a 5-game winning streak…led by Tanner Omlid, who is averaging 14.9 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.64 assists and 3.45 steals per game.
  • Concordia (9-12, 5-9 GNAC): WWU overcame a 28-24 halftime deficit to notch a 74-64 win over the Cavaliers in Portland on Jan. 12…WWU leads the all-time series 4-1 after the teams split the series last season with both winning at home…CU is 3-4 over its last 7 games and overall is 5-9 in GNAC play…led by 17.6 points per game from Drew Martin and 13.0 points and 8.7 rebounds from Christopher Edward.

PARKER’S POINTS…senior Jeffrey Parker is 3rd all-time in WWU scoring with 1,745 points, 99 points shy of the school record 1,844 held by Grant Dykstra (2002-06) and 38 points shy of second place…Parker also ranks 3rd in 3-pointers made (261) and 2nd in 3-pointers attempted (627)…appeared in 112 career games (100 consecutive starts) and is averaging 15.6 points per game (6th-best in WWU history)…Parker is also 13th in GNAC history in points (since 2001-02) and 13th amongst active Division II players…here is a look at the top scoring players in WWU history:

WWU CAREER LEADERS

Rk

Player

Points

Avg.

1.

Grant Dykstra (2002-06)

1,844

16.3

2.

Ryan Diggs (2002-06)

1,783

16.4

3.

Jeffrey Parker (2013-current)

1,745

15.6

4.

Jared Stevenson (1996-2000)

1,728

16.3

5.

Mike Palm (1999-2003)

1,649

14.9

WWU 3-Pointers Made (Career)

3 FG

1.

Jared Stevenson (1996-2000)

279

2.

Grant Dykstra (2001-06)

266

3.

Jeffrey Parker (2013-current)

261

4.

Jeff Dick (1990-94)

234

5.

John Allen (2010-13)

198

WWU 3-Pointers Attempted (Career)

3 FGA

1.

Jared Stevenson (1996-2000)

678

2.

Jeffrey Parker (2013-current)

627

3.

Grant Dykstra (2001-06)

616

4.

Jeff Dick (1990-94)

565

5.

John Allen (2010-13)

499

30-POINT PARKERJeffrey Parker recorded his 7th career 30-point game Jan. 19 vs. Northwest Nazarene (32 points)…had three 30+ point games as a junior in 2015-16, two as a sophomore in 2014-15 and two this season…there have been 97 games in WWU Men’s Basketball history with a player scoring 30-or-more points, and only Mike Franza (9 times) has more 30-point performances than Parker (John Allen also had seven 30-point games and Ryan Diggs had six 30-point games in his career).

MORE ON 30-POINT GAMES…three Vikings players have combined for eight 30-point games this season (Stafford-5, Parker-2, Dickson-1)…Stafford’s five 30-point games are 2nd-most in a single season in program history: Mike Franza (9, 1972-73), Ryan Diggs (4, 2005-06), Dwayne Kirkley (4, 1993-94)…the eight individual 30-point games are the most in the last 20 seasons of WWU men’s basketball.

WWU CAREER 30-POINT GAMES

Rank

Player (Years)

30-Point Games

1.

Mike Franza (1969-73)

9

2.

Jeffrey Parker (2013-current)

7

 

John Allen (2010-13)

7

4.

Ryan Diggs (2002-06)

6

5.

Taylor Stafford (2016-current)

5

6.

Dwayne Kirkley (1992-94)

4

BALANCED ATTACK…four Vikings are averaging double digits scoring…Taylor Stafford leads WWU at 21.7 ppg, followed by Jeffrey Parker (16.8 ppg), Daulton Hommes (14.0 ppg) and Deandre Dickson (13.8 ppg – 13 G)…Stafford (3rd), Parker (8th) and Hommes (18th) are listed amongst the top GNAC scorers…Stafford’s ranks 26th nationally.

PICK YOUR POISON…the Vikings have finished a game with at least four players in double figures scoring in 17 of 22 contests this season and have had at least two players with 15 or more points in all but one game this season…had 6 players in double figures Jan. 24 vs. Simon Fraser.

31 AND 31Taylor Stafford and Deandre Dickson each scored 31 points as WWU claimed a 103-98 win at Simon Fraser on Dec. 30, marking just the fourth time of 93 total 30-point games in WWU history that two players have each scored 30 points in a game.

Player (Points)

  Player (Points)

Date

Opponent

Taylor Stafford (31)

Deandre Dickson (31)

12/30/2016

at Simon Fraser

Darnell Taylor (36)

Jacob Stevenson (32)

1/24/2002

at Western Oregon

John Patton (34)

Jeff Curtis (30)

11/16/1990

at Oregon Tech

Manny Kimmie (32)

Eric Schurman (30)

11/20/1989

vs. Western Baptist

GNAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK, AGAINTaylor Stafford was named the GNAC Player of the Week for Dec. 12-19, averaging 26.7 points per game over three games, including a career-high 44 points at UC San Diego on Dec. 12…Stafford also earned the award for the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4.

PARKER NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEKJeffrey Parker was named the GNAC Player of the Week for Jan. 16-22 after scoring 59 points (29.5 ppg) in wins over Northwest Nazarene (32 points) and Central Washington (29 points)…marked the fourth GNAC weekly award in Parker’s career, first this season.

TEAM OF THE WEEK…the Vikings were chosen at the GNAC/Red Lion Team of the Week for Jan. 2-8 after picking up a pair of wins over Alaska and Alaska Anchorage.

SHARP SHOOTERDaulton Hommes ranks among the top shooters in the nation…his overall field goal percentage of 57.7% (109-for-189) is 5th in the GNAC…has also connected on 38-of-76 3-pointers (50.0%) to lead the GNAC and is 5th in free throw percentage (86.7/52-for-60).

THE BIG MAN…7-footer Logan Schilder ranks 3rd in the GNAC with 2.05 blocks/game (21st in NCAA II)…overall is shooting 69.9% (51-73) from the field this season, including 17-for-20 over his last 6 games…scored career-high 16 points on 7-for-8 shooting vs. Central Washington (1/21).

DISH IT OUT…the Vikings are averaging 15.7 assists per game to lead the GNAC and rank 58th in NCAA Division II…4th in the conference (45th in the nation) with 1.28 assist-to-turnover ratio…WWU has recorded at least 15 assists in 11 of 22 games…Taylor Stafford ranks 3rd in the GNAC averaging 4.0 assists/game.

🏀  CHARTING WWU BASKETBALL  🏀 

WWU SINGLE-SEASON SCORING AVG

Player

Year

Points

Avg

Mike Franza

1972-73

640

25.6

Taylor Stafford

2016-17

478

21.7

Ryan Diggs

2005-06

625

21.6

Rohn McCoy

1978-79

583

20.8

Grant Dykstra

2005-06

618

20.6

Jared Stevenson

1999-00

553

20.5

Dwayne Kirkley

1993-94

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