UD Men's Basketball 2016-17 Season review



#3) Victor Garate (Austin, TX), #12) Michael Sarrat (Colleyville, TX), #15) Lorenzo Gonzalez (San Antonio, TX), #32) Tom Kaiser (Nashville, TN)


#2) Emmanuel Calton (Keller, TX), #4) Chris Sarrat (Colleyville, TX), #5) Alex Borse (Denver, IN), #13) Soloman Berezin (League City, TX), #33) Rory MacCallum (Golden, CO), #44) Johnathan Page (DeSoto, TX)


#10) Darrius Colvin (Waco, TX), #23) Prince Giadolor (Rockwall, TX), #55) Ben Norton (Louisville, KY)


#11) Jason Morales (Weslaco, TX), #20) Isaiah Hayes (Arlington, TX), #21) Tyrone Richardson (Waco, TX), #22 Jacob DelAngel (Bridgeport, TX), #25) Jared Osnes (Fayetteville, AR), #31) Matthew Richelsen (Medina, MN), #34) Tristan Hixon (San Marcos, CA), #35) Logan Fruhwirth (Waynesville, OH), #51) Scott Bolen (Houston, TX), #52) Nicholas Cervanka (Duncanville, TX), #53) Parker Lister (Plano, TX)


1. Dallas beats Rhodes in shootout: In a contest with both teams easily surpassing triple-digits, the Crusaders jumped out to a huge 20-point lead (71-51) in the first half and ended up tying the school record in points with 136 in the final. That mark set a new SCAC Record, beating Millsaps College’s 127 in 1994. The team shattered school and conference records in made field goals with 54. Tom Kaiser etched his name in the record books for single-game program records in points (45) and field goals (21). Among other high numbers, the team scored 104 points in the paint, 50 points off turnovers, and 64 fastbreak points.

2. Gonzalez drains miracle 3 to force OT in eventual win: Dallas opened the 2016-17 campaign in thrilling fashion on the road with an 89-88 overtime victory. Down 12 points at intermission, the Crusaders erased the gap with Lorenzo Gonzalez burying a difficult three-pointer to knot the game at 77. In the extra frame, the road team was able to do just enough to get in front and hold off the Warriors. Michael Sarrat led the team with 21 points and Kaiser chipped in 14.

3. Crusaders close first half of SCAC Play in Win Column. After starting Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) action with six straight defeats, the Crusaders took down Trinity University in an 83-70 final at the Maher Center. Dallas went up 42-29 at halftime thanks to a 52 percent (13-25) shooting display in the stanza. Gonzalez matched a game-high 21 points and was perfect at the free throw line with 10 makes. Sarrat chipped in 17 and Giadolor added 15.

4. Enormous 1st half Carries UD by the Pioneers. The Crusaders improved to 4-5 on the regular season with a non-conference home win to close out the 2016 calendar year. A 44-25 first half propelled Dallas in front, but Carroll University got red hot in the final 20 minutes with an early five-minute push that had an 18-4 run cut the margin to five (52-47). After Rory MacCallum extended the lead to seven, but then Carroll would tie the game since the jump ball at 63-63. Dallas even trailed momentarily after a free throw later, but then some timely defense from the home squad and key shots including a trey from Sarrat sealed the triumph.

5. Double OT goes to Crusaders in Midweek Tip-off. Dallas survived a double overtime game versus Arlington Baptist College at the Maher Center on Valentine’s Day. UD prevailed 94-91 and won a contest that went two extra frames for the first time since January 5, 2013, at Southwestern University. This was also the Crusaders’ first overtime game at the Maher Center since 2015. Kaiser ended up with 21 points – 10 in the extra periods - and Matthew Richelsen contributed a career-high 17 points. 15 of his points occurred in the first half. Sarrat tossed in 16.


Sarrat was the only other Crusader to eclipse 300 points on the year with 319. He averaged 12.8 points and recorded 18 double-digit scoring performances. On February 6 at the Maher Center against Centenary College, Sarrat became the 15th player in the men’s basketball program to notch 1,000 points for his career. The team’s leading three-point shooter this season drained one of his 34 makes from the left corner about nine minutes into the first half to burst past number 1,000. He ended his career ranked 11th in the program with 1,071.
Coach Samples has earned 95 wins in nine seasons as the head coach with his alma mater. Samples played with the team from 1998-2001.
Dallas has won seven-of-eight games that went beyond 40 minutes of regulation. This included 3-1 in the most recent campaign. UD has also been unblemished in the last five games either it or its opponent have posted at least 100 points. This dates back to the 2011-12 campaign when the team fell to Birmingham-Southern College. Dallas broke triple-digits a trio of times this season – all at home.
Darrius Colvin led the team in scoring with 334 points and averaged 13.4. He also led the team in rebounding with 165 and blocked 16 shots. Colvin tied a personal-high 25 points on four different occasions. This includes back-to-back days on the final weekend of the regular season with Colorado College (Feb. 18) and Hendrix College (Feb. 19).
- A quartet of Crusaders reached double figures in made three-pointers this season. Besides Sarrat, who led the team; the remaining trio all had exactly 30 made three-point field goals. Victor Garate, Colvin, and Gonzalez formed that unit.
- Gonzalez led the team in assists the final two years of his career. This year his 117 dimes ranked among top three in the SCAC. The point guard ended his final game with exactly 330 assists for seventh all-time in the program. He became the most recent Crusader to pass at least 300 assists.




Lorenzo Gonzalez****

Michael Sarrat****

Emmanuel Calton***

Victor Garate***

Tom Kaiser***

Darrius Colvin**

Rory MacCallum**

Prince Giadolor**

Matthew Richelsen*

Logan Fruhwirth*

TEAM MVP - Victor Garate

2016-17 SCAC Men's Basketball Winter All-Sportsmanship Team:

Tom Kaiser, senior, forward, Nashville, TN/Montgomery Bell Academy

2016-17 All-SCAC Men's Basketball Honorable Mention:

Darrius Colvin, sophomore, guard, Waco, TX/Midway H.S.

Lorenzo Gonzalez, senior, guard, San Antonio, TX/Southwest H.S.

Michael Sarrat, senior, guard, Colleyville, TX/Nolan Catholic H.S.

2016-17 USCAA Men's Basketball National All-Academic Team:

Tom Kaiser, senior, forward, Nashville, TN/Montgomery Bell Academy



Field Goals: 21 by Tom Kaiser (Rhodes College on 1/2/17)

Points: 45 by Tom Kaiser (Rhodes College on 1/2/17)


Field Goals: 54 (Rhodes College on 1/2/17)

Total Points: 136 (Rhodes College on 1/2/17)


Field Goal Percentage: 70.5 by Tom Kaiser

Free Throw Percentage: 93.3 by Michael Sarrat


Blocks: 84

Blocks Per Game: 3.4


Field Goal Percentage: 59.8 by Rory MacCallum


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