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USD Plays Host to Seattle Pacific

With final exams completed, the University of San Diego men’s basketball team returns to play tonight against Seattle Pacific University at 7:30 at the USD Sports Center.

Both USD and Seattle Pacific have been off for a week. USD (3-2) is coming off a last-second, 68-66 loss to Cal State Fullerton, its second in a row after a 3-0 start.

Sophomore center Dondi Bell continues to lead USD in most offensive categories. His per-game statistics include 12.6 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks. Bell is shooting 72% (21 for 29) from the field and 67% (21-31) from the free-throw line.

Forwards Craig Cottrell and Gylan Dottin are averaging 11.6 and 11.2 points.

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Seattle Pacific, an NAIA school, has built a 6-0 record by beating the likes of George Fox College and Humboldt State.

The Falcons, averaging 90 points a game, have four players scoring in double figures: center Scott Rolfness (20.3), forwards Jackie Johnson (17.3) and Duke Wood (15.2) and guard Twayne Rawls (10.8).

“They’re very sound, fairly mature and pretty athletic,” USD Coach Hank Egan said.

Seattle Pacific holds a 1-0 series lead, having defeated USD, 69-63, in the 1965-66 season.

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