Willamette to Face Mary Hardin-Baylor at Cru Holiday Classic

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

BELTON, TEXAS -- Willamette University will play the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in men's basketball on Thursday, Dec. 30 in the second round of the Cru Holiday Basketball Classic at UMHB. Game time is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. (PST)/7:30 p.m. (CST).

In the first round, Willamette was defeated by Texas Lutheran University, 96-95 in overtime, and Mary Hardin-Baylor downed East Texas Baptist University, 75-68. WU is 3-7 on the season, while UMHB is 7-1.

Cru Holiday Classic information, including links to Live Stats and Live Video, is available at the Official Cru Classic Website maintained by UMHB. The Live Video of the game between Willamette and Mary Hardin-Baylor will include audio from Willamette's Audio Webcast, featuring the play-by-play announcing of Mike Allegre. The WU Webcast will begin at 5:15 p.m. (PST) on Thursday.

Sean Dart (So., Post, Bend, OR/Mountain View HS/Eastern Oregon Univ.) was Willamette's top scorer against Texas Lutheran with 21 points. He connected on 9 of 10 field goals and grabbed nine rebounds.

Terrell Malley (So., G, Portland, OR/Roosevelt HS) tacked on 16 points for the Bearcats. He hit 5 of 10 field goals and grabbed five rebounds.

Ryan Meehan (Jr., Wing, Beaverton, OR/Beaverton HS/MSU-Billings) and Marcus Holmes (Sr., G, Seattle, WA/Garfield HS) each provided 15 points. Taylor Mounts (Jr., Wing/Post, Kailua, HI/Iolani School) finished with nine points and a team-high 11 rebounds.

Ryan Meehan scored 15 points against Texas Lutheran. He is averaging 14.5 points per game.

Ryan Meehan scored 15 points against Texas Lutheran. He is averaging 14.5 points per game.