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Bringing it close to home: Seattle U, CSU Bakersfield to play first Division I game at the ShoWare Center

Cameron Dollar - Courtesy photo
Cameron Dollar
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Seattle University faces CSU Bakersfield in the first game between Division I men's basketball programs at the ShoWare Center at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6.

"We love to get an opportunity for Seattle University fans in South King County to see us play, right in their community," said Redhawks coach Cameron Dollar.

The ShoWare College Classic matches the Redhawks of the Western Athletic Conference against the Roadrunners, who will join the WAC next season.

The games is presented by Pop Chips, Monster Energy, and Olympic Eagle Distributing.

During the game, players from the South King County area, like Chad Rasmussen, will be recognized for their achievements as student athletes. Rasmussen, who averages 8.5 points per game for Seattle U, graduated from Curtis High School in University Place.

"He's been here three years now," said athletic director Bill Hogan of Rasmussen. "He's a good 3-point shooter and a wonderful young person."

Seattle U beat Evergreen State College last year when it played at the ShoWare.

When asked if playing in Kent will become a tradition, Hogan said that they would like to stay connected to the area, but for now, there's no guarantee.

"We've enjoyed it in the past," Hogan said, "and look forward to more opportunities in the future."

Tickets are $10 general admission; $17 reserved; $25 court side; $30 club seats and dinner; and $10 or $5 for students with ASB cards. Order tickets at www.showarecenter.com.

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