WALTHAM, MA - The University of Rochester men's basketball team shot lights out in a 78-50 victory over Brandeis University on Sunday afternoon.
Rochester (7-11, 3-4 UAA) tied a University Athletic Association single game record with 17 3-pointers on the day, shooting 65.4% from downtown. The 17 treys are also the 2nd most in Rochester history, tying the mark set on January 4th, 2011 against RIT. UR has won three of its last four games. With the loss, Brandeis drops to 7-11 overall and 2-5 in the UAA.
The Yellowjackets started out on fire from long range and continued it throughout the entire first half. Rochester hit its first three treys to jump out to an early 9-8 edge. UR wouldn't cool off at all the rest of the first 20 minutes, combining to outscore the Judges 39-7 the rest of the way.
Seltzer and Montague were the top players for the 'Jackets in the half, with Seltzer scoring 11 straight points during a 34-3 extended run over about 12 and a half minutes. Seltzer would finish the first half with 19 points, matching his career high while Montague added 16, shooting 6-6 from the floor. Overall the Yellowjackets drained 12 of 16 (75%) from 3-point range and was a blistering 18 of 25 (72%) overall from the floor.
Rochester got it done on the defensive end as well, as Brandeis struggled to find its touch in the first half. The Judges finished the first 20 minutes shooting just 7 of 23 (30.4%) overall and were 0 for 8 from behind the arc while also committing 10 turnovers.
In the second half, the Judges were able to hold Seltzer and Montague scoreless, but the damage was already done as Rochester held on to cruise for a 28 point victory, its largest margin of victory this season, and biggest since beating D'Youvile 119-66 on November 16th, 2013.
Besides Seltzer and Montague leading the way, Tyler Seidman hit three 3-pointers en route to 11 points as the third UR scorer in double-figures. Kevin Sheehy chipped in eight points while Sam Borst-Smith added seven points and four assists. Overall, 11 players scored for the Yellowjackets.
Leading the Judges was Tim Reale and Jordan Cooper who each scored nine points. Carlin Haymon added seven points for Brandeis.
Rochester now will return home for a 4-game homestand, starting with NYU and Brandeis again this coming weekend as this is the turn around weekend in the UAA. Rochester hosts NYU on Friday at 8 pm before a rematch with the Judges on Sunday at 12 pm.