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Men seeded second in UAA, eye historic season

Kate Clancy

Issue date: 11/19/10 Section: Sports
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Sophomore Robert Scott drives to the hoop and takes a jumper. Scott scored six points and added three rebounds against Baldwin-Wallace.
Sophomore Robert Scott drives to the hoop and takes a jumper. Scott scored six points and added three rebounds against Baldwin-Wallace.
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The men's varsity basketball team anticipates the best season Case Western Reserve University may have ever seen. The Spartans are already 1-0, winning their season opener on Monday, Nov. 15 in Horsburgh Gymnasium. CWRU entered the game holding the No. 2 spot in the University Athletic Association conference preseason poll.

This year's team has been recording firsts left and right: the Spartans' second-place spot is the highest preseason ranking in program history, and this team is on the rise. Last season, the Spartans recorded their first winning season 14-11 in over a decade and, fortunately, are returning four starters and seven of their eight top scorers.

Three all-UAA players are expected to dominate the floor this season. Senior Reid Anderson is expected to lead the squad following last season's 15.1 point-per-game average, the third highest in the conference. Second-team all-UAA junior Tom Summers will control the boards as power forward returning from last season second in the UAA in rebounding with 10.2 rebounds-per-game and fifth in scoring with 14.2 ppg. Also, All UAA Honorable Mention and Third-team ESPN Academic All American senior Eric Duerr will patrol the paint. Standing at 6 feet 8 inches, Duerr lead the UAA last season with 44 blocked shots.

The Spartans also have a large number of players returning that have seen significant playing time. Seniors Alex Hildebrandt and Colin Mulholland and sophomores Robert Scott and Evan Tsudis return to the court after playing in all 25 games last season. Senior Ryan Boken returns to the court after a knee injury kept him out for the 2009-2010 season.

The Spartans took on the Baldwin-Wallace Yellow Jackets last Monday and dominated, winning 85-64. Sophomore transfer Austin Fowler led the Spartans with a game and career-high 21 points in his debut as a Spartan. Anderson added 10 points and 4 assists, and two players off the Spartan bench, freshman Tim Chung and sophomore Evan Tsudis, added 13 and 12 respectively. Duerr dominated the boards and pulled down seven big offensive rebounds, totaling 11.
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    Walton Howes

    posted 11/19/10 @ 6:56 PM EST

    The author of this article should have taken a course in sports writing from WRU's Hal Lebovitz. Back in 1943, Hal was my chemistry teacher at Euclid Central High School. (Continued…)

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