SEATTLE – A 10-game homestand that has seen the Redhawks (8-2) go an impressive 8-1 thus far, concludes on Thursday, Dec. 6 against Omaha (3-5) in a Summit League/WAC Challenge match-up and men's basketball first ever Pink Out game in support of the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Seattle. Donations to the American Cancer Society can be made here. Tip-off from the Redhawk Center is scheduled for 7 p.m. The game will stream live on the WAC Digital Network. Fans can also tune in to KTTH 770 AM in Seattle or online at mynorthwest.com.
FOLLOW THE REDHAWKS
- Thursday, Dec. 6 at 6:00 p.m. PT
- vs. Omaha (Redhawk Center, Seattle, Wash.)
- Live Stats
- Listen on KTTH 770 AM
- Watch on WAC Digital Network
- Game Notes
2018 SUMMIT LEAGUE/WAC CHALLENGE
The Challenge features head-to-head competition between all nine teams. Match-ups were set based upon factors including the previous year’s achievements, records and RPI rankings, as well as projected rankings in the upcoming season. Those teams with home games in 2018 will play on the road in 2019 and vice versa. In addition, teams won’t face the same opponent in back-to-back years. In games through Dec. 3, the WAC is 4-2 with three match-ups remaining.
Seattle U has opened the season with a 8-2 record through 10 games, the best start to a season in its modern day Division I era. The last time a Seattle U team started the season with a similar record was 2007-08 when the DII Redhawks won their first six straight games, and were 8-2 before picking up their third loss. The last time a DI version of the Seattle U program had a similar start to a season was 1968-69 when they went 9-2 before picking up a third loss.
ABOUT THE SERIES VS OMAHA
Seattle U holds a 2-1 all-time record against Omaha, dating back to the 2011-12 season. The teams first met on Dec. 29, 2011 at KeyArena, with the Redhawks claiming a 91-72 win. Two seasons later in Omaha, the Mavericks won, 76-69, on their home court. The most recent meeting came on Nov. 19, 2014, at KeyArena with the Redhawks taking a 98-74 victory.
LAST TIME OUT
The Redhawks put together an 88-68 win over Eastern Washington on Dec. 1 in the Redhawk Center behind an overall offensive showcase, extending SU’s win streak to five straight. Myles Carter, Matej Kavas, Morgan Means, and Delante Jones each scored in double figures with Carter leading the pack with 23 points off of 10-15 shooting as well as adding eight rebounds. Terrell Brown joined in with nine assists and only two turnovers. The Redhawks finished the night with a season-low five turnovers, including none in the first half. They also collected a season-high 10 steals on 11 Eastern turnovers, including five by Means.
- Morgan Means swiped five steals on Dec. 1 against Eastern Washington, marking the first time a Redhawk had achieved the feat since Brendan Westendorf had five steals against UTRGV on Mar. 10, 2016.
- The Redhawks’ five-game win streak is the first of such a length since a stretch of five wins from Jan. 23, 2016-Feb. 6, 2016.
- Seattle U ranks second in the WAC in scoring (82.9 ppg), first in scoring margin (+13.2), first in FG percentage (48.0), first in FG percentage defense (38.3) and first in blocks per game (4.5).
- With five players averaging double-figures, all five rank in the WAC’s top-20 for scoring. Morgan Means ranks third (16.6 ppg), Myles Carter is sixth (14.7ppg) and Matej Kavas is eighth (14.4 ppg), Delante Jones is 18th (11.6 ppg) and Terrell Brown is 20th (11.0 ppg).
- Brown ranks also second in assists (5.7 per game) and fourth in rebounds (6.7 per game). Carter ranks second in rebounds (8,2), second in FG% (61.2%) and first in blocks (3.2).
- Freshman Trey Hopkins scored a season-high 12 points on Nov. 28 versus Northwest. The Midwest City, Okla., native went a perfect 5-5 from the field, including 2-2 from three, in just 15 minutes of action.
- The Redhawks play a 19-game home schedule in 2018-19, and host 22 total contests as the schedule includes a three-team, six-game tournament. The Redhawk Center, located on the Seattle U campus, will serve as the primary venue for the 2018-19 season due to the renovation and shutdown of KeyArena, scheduled to take place in 2019 and 2020. Seattle U is excited to partner with the Oak View Group and return to the newly-renovated $700 million Seattle Center Arena in 2020-21.
- Seattle U has compiled a 227-145 (.610) record in North Court, including a 15-game winning streak that began Nov. 5, 2008 with a perfect 10-0 mark during the 2008-09 season. In 2017-18, the Redhawks went 9-1 at the Redhawk Center and so far in 2018-19, the Redhawks are 6-1.
GET YOUR 2018-19 TICKETS!
Available for purchase now is a special eight-game WAC Pack as well as single-game tickets for all remaining games. For more information and to reserve your seats today, contact the SU Athletics Ticket office at 206-398-GOSU or visit goseattleu.com/tix.