Dawg Pack Dirt: Belmont University

belmontDawg Pack Dirt: Belmont

Volume 6, Issue 3, November 14, 2009

Special to SeattleSportsnet


Game 2 of the regular season tips off Saturday night as the Washington Huskies take on the Belmont Bruins.

The game will be part of a big day of Husky sports starting with the football team taking on Oregon State in Corvallis at 12:30 p.m. Who knows, maybe the football team can pull off the upset and the basketball team will do work and we could have our first Saturday of two wins in what seems like forever.

On that note, on with the dirt…

The Game:


-Belmont Bruins at Washington Huskies

-This game is part of the Athletes in Action Classic

-Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 7 p.m. PST

-Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion

-Wright State and Portland State play at 4:30 p.m. and your ticket will get you into that game as well.

The Team:


-Belmont is a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference which was represented in the NCAA tournament last year by East Tennessee State, after they beat Belmont in the conference tournament.

-Belmont University resides in the heart of Nashville, TN.

-Belmont went 20-13 last season and finished 2nd in the Atlantic Sun Conference.

-Belmont had made the NCAA Tournament 3 years in a row prior to last year.

-The Bruins lost 4 starters from last year.

The Players:


-RS Fr. #45 F Brandon Baker is an expert at building snowmen, as shown here (photo deleted by request).

Any Superbad fans may assume he is the long lost brother of Seth. Hopefully he gets a chance to go up the mountains while he’s here for the weekend.

-RS Sr. #3 F Keaton Belcher for some reason, takes extreme pride in the fact that he can name more Kentucky high school mascots than anyone so we can test him if we wish. He also does a pretty good Larry Bird.

-RS Jr. #32 G/F Jordan Campbell actually lists his two favorite TV shows as I Love New York and Flavor of Love which is beyond shocking to me. He also only shoots 60% from the charity stripe meaning that we should definitely get in his head. And for those that are afraid of clowns, here is Jordan on Halloween.

-So. #1 G Drew Hanlen owns a company called “Pure Sweat Basketball” which he states is “Elite Level Basketball Player Development Training Services.” He has even published a book entitled Driveway Dedication. I don’t know if I’d want my elite level training coming from a college sophomore that shoots 34% from the field and has never started a game. Hanlen also went to the same high school as Husky swingman Scott Suggs.

-Jr. #13 G/F Jon House. Canadian.


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