Joe Kaiser, Sports Editor
The University of Dallas men’s basketball team showed up over Christmas break in a big way. While other students were on break, they were traveling and amassing an 8-4 record for the break. This helped raise their conference record to 6-4. Tanner Bruffey led the team in scoring throughout the break as well. When the Crusaders faced off against Colorado College, Brassey scored an astounding 30 points.
So far the team has done extremely well on the boards, averaging 37.1 rebounds a game to their opponents’ 34.8. Said junior spectator Paul Carter at the Trinity University game, “Ross Davidson is an integral part of the program.” This is definitely correct, as he has averaged 12.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game so far.
Recently, the Crusaders took on Trinity University in front of a packed house. Ultimately, they fell behind Trinity University 64-53. Despite Dallas having a much better field goal percentage throughout the game (40.8%), Trinity was able to make more three pointers during the second half. At half, the Crusaders found themselves facing a two point deficit. However, Trinity outscored them in the second half 41-28, giving the opponents the deciding factor.
This Sunday the Crusaders played Southwestern University in a nail-biter, losing by one point. Dallas shot over 50% on free throws and 41.7% for field goals. This was not enough, however, to contend with the shooting of Southwestern as they averaged 44.2% throughout the game. The Crusaders were able to mount an offensive in the second half, despite being down by 10. Unfortunately, it was not to be.
The Crusaders will be playing in Colorado for their next game.