SEATTLE – (Feb. 7) Riding a three-game win streak and sitting in a tie for third in the Western Athletic Conference standings, Seattle U men’s basketball hits the road for a two-game swing, beginning Thursday, Feb. 8 at Kansas City. Tip off from Mnicipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo., is set for 7 p.m. Central, 5 p.m. Pacific. The Redhawks enter the game with a 16-8 overall record and 5-2 mark in WAC play. The ‘Roos are 6-19 on the year and 1-7 in WAC play. Tabbed the WAC Game of the Week, the match-up will be carried live on ESPN3 and online at watchespn.com. Fans can also tune in to KTTH 770 AM in Seattle or online at mynorthwest.com as Dave Grosby returns for his ninth season on air for the Redhawks.
FOLLOW THE REDHAWKS
- Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7:00 p.m. CT/5:00 p.m. PT
- Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Mo.
- Game Notes
- Live Stats
- Listen on KTTH 770 AM
- Watch on ESPN3
ABOUT THE GAME
- Seattle U (16-8, 5-2 WAC) vs. Kansas City (6-19, 1-7 WAC)
- All-time series - Kansas City leads, 6-4
- Last meeting - Seattle U 77, Kansas City 75 (Jan. 13, 2018 at KeyArena)
NEWS AND NOTES
- Seattle U has won its five WAC games by a combined 13 points, including a one-point, 55-54 victory over Utah Valley on Feb. 3. On the season, the Redhawks are 5-1 in games decided by five points or less.
- The Redhawks have won three straight and five of their last six games on their way to a 16-8 overall record. The 16 wins is the most since the Redhawks finished the 2014-15 season with 18 victories (18-16).
- Aaron Menzies was named WAC Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4. The 7-3 center had 15 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high six blocks on the Redhawks’ 55-54 win over Utah Valley on Feb. 3. The numbers marked his fourth straight game with a double-double and 10th overall on the season.
- The win over Utah Valley marked the second time this season that the Redhawks won while finishing with fewer rebounds than their opponent. They are 14-3 win winning the battle on the boards, and 2-5 when losing that statistic.
- n games played through Feb. 5, Seattle U is ranked in the top 50 nationally in four team statistical categories. The Redhawks are 21st in the nation in FT% (776.8), 37th in 3-pters (226), 42nd in 3-pt FGs per game (9.4) and 44th in rebound margin (+5.2).
- Matej Kavas is 13th in the nation in 3-pt FG% (46.5), 60th in total 3-pters (66) and 55th in 3-pt FGs per game (2.87). Aaron Menzies is 17th in o-boards (3.42 per game) and 29th in double-doubles (10).
- The Redhawks lead the Western Athletic Conference in free-throw percentage (77.3), 3-pt FG% (38.3) and 3-pt FGs made (220, 9.6 per game). They also rank second in scoring (78.4) and third in FG% (46.0) and FG% defense (41.4).
- Matej Kavas ranks third in the WAC in scoring (17.0 ppg), first in 3-pt FG% (48.5) and first in 3-pt FGs made (66, 3.0 per game). Aaron Menzies ranks second in blocks (39, 1.8 per game), third in FG% (62.3), and third in rebounds per game (8.4). Jordan Hill is third in 3-pt FGs (55, 2.5 per game), third in 3-pt FG% (41.0) and fourth in scoring (13.7), Richaud Gittens is second in steals (31, 1.4 per game) and Josh Hearlihy is fourth in 3-pt FG% (40.6).
GET YOUR 2017-18 TICKETS!
Select single-game tickets for the Redhawks’ remaining home games are available through Ticketmaster.com by searching “Seattle University Redhawks Men’s Basketball” or call 206-398-GOSU (4678) or visit GoSeattleU.com/SUTickets for more information.