Men's Basketball | Saturday, November 22, 2003
Bearcat 3-point barrage sinks Warriors, 112-100 Willamette finishes unbeaten in Western Baptist Classic
SALEM, Ore. — The Willamette University men's basketball team hit on 20 of 39 three point shots to remain the only unbeaten team in the Western Baptist Classic with a 112-100 victory over the tournament host on Saturday night.
The Bearcats (2-0) had six players score in double figures and
shot 50 percent (37-74) from the floor using a run-
and-gun style that built a 23-point advantage, 97-74, with 6:11 to play.
John Olinger led the offensive charge with 18 points, while P.J. McDevitt tallied 5-of-7 from beyond the arc to join teammate Miles Sandgathe with 17.
The Warriors (2-2) actually torched the net with a 67 percent (38-57) shooting display, but 8-for-13 from 3-point range coupled with 20 turnovers wasn’t enough to stay with the high-octane Bearcats.
Post Eric Fiegi notched a career high on 15-of-23 shooting in the loss, finishing with 38 points. He recorded his second double-double of the tourney with 11 rebounds and also had four blocked shots. Jeff Dunn had his best night as a Warrior with 21 points and eight rebounds, and Ben Morris added 15 points.
Willamette connected on 12-of-22 triples in the first half and recovered from a seven-point deficit by outscoring the Warriors 16-2 to close the period and lead at intermission, 51-44.