Rochester Hits 5th Most Points Ever in W vs CWRU

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The University of Rochester tied for the fifth highest point total in its 114-year history in a 108-79 men's basketball victory over Case Western Reserve University at the Louis Alexander Palestra on Friday evening.
Four UR players scored 10 points or more and seven players made three-point shots. Rochester improved to 9-6 overall and evened its University Athletic Association record at 2-2.
After Friday's UAA results, Rochester is locked in a four-way tie for third place with a 2-2 record. Chicago is first at 4-0 and Emory is second at 3-1. NYU, Washington, Rochester, and Brandeis are all 2-2. CWRU is 1-3, and Carnegie Mellon is 0-4.
Jared Seltzer matched his career point high with 26 points. Sam Borst-Smith scored 20 points, had seven assists, and four steals. Dylan Peretz scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Mack Montague had 11 points.
Colin Zucker led Case with 18 points. David Black had 17, Javier Alvarez 14, and Jimmy Holman scored 13. The Spartans, who average 88 points a game offensively – and give up 86 per game, are 8-7 overall, 1-3 UAA.
Overall, this is the 19th time in 2,259 games that Rochester has scored 100 points or more. The Yellowjackets reached 108 points twice before Friday – on February 11, 1970 vs. Clarkson and on February 19, 1974 vs. Hamilton. UR's single-game point record is 120 points, reached on February 17, against Union College (N.Y.). It's the first game of 100 points or more since November 16, 2013 (119-66 win over D'Youville College).
This was a game filled with offensive fireworks and records. CWRU broke the Palestra record for most three-point shots attempted. The Spartans were 13 of 41 – which breaks Rochester's record of 36 attempts in that 119-66 win over D'Youville more than two years ago. Holman had five assists, boosting his total to 406 and giving him the career assist record at CWRU. He entered the game ranked sixth in most assists among active Division III players.
Rochester tried 37 three-pointers – which breaks the school single-game mark of 23. Seltzer matched his career high with 26 points. The double-double was the first of the season for Peretz.
Six players hit three-point shots in the first seven minutes as Rochester roared to a 23-9 lead. Borst-Smith had two treys. Jacob Wittig, Seltzer, Montague, Tucker Knox, and Brendan O'Shea had one apiece.
In the dizzying pace, the Spartans chopped the deficit down to seven points, 44-37, after consecutive threes from David Black and Alvarez. Michael Mangan hit a runner in the lane (46-37) but a three-pointer from Zucker brought the visitors within six, 46-40. Rochester scored eight of the last 10 points in the half – five of those by Peretz – to lead, 54-42.