SEATTLE – Seattle University heads out the road for game No. 2 of the young 2019-20 season, traveling across the state of Washington to face Pac-12 member Washington State on Thursday, Nov. 7 at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman. Tip off is set for 6 p.m. Pacific Time. The game will air on the Pac-12 Network. Fans can also tune in to KTTH 770 AM in Seattle or online at mynorthwest.com.


Seattle U evened the all-time series against Washington State last year with a 78-69 win over the Cougars on Nov. 14, 2018 at the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent, Wash. At the time, it marked the first victory over a Pac-12 opponent since March 23, 2015 against Colorado. The Redhawks would also go on to beat Pac-12 member Cal on Dec. 29. Four players scored in double figures for Seattle U against WSU, led by Terrell Brown and Delante Jones, who sparked the offense with 21 and 15 points, respectively. The all-time series now sits at 8-8. The Cougs won the last meeting in Pullman,  75-59, on Nov. 15, 2017. That game renewed an in-state rivalry that had been on hold since 1990.

Seattle U Head Coach Jim Hayford entered the 2019-20 season with 398 career victories over the course of his 20-year career. After securing a 98-64 win over Pacific Lutheran Univeristy on Nov. 5, Hayford now sits at 399 career victories. His road to 400 has included 12 seasons of 20 wins or more and 11 national postseason tournaments, including six (2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) at NCAA Division III Whitworth, three at EWU (2015, 2016, 2017) and two at Seattle U (2018, 2019).

The 2019-20 hoops started with a bang as the Redhawks tipped off with a 98-64 victory over Pacific Lutheran Tuesday night at the Redhawk Center. Four players finished in double-figures with Terrell Brown leading the pack with 16 points, nine assists, and eight boards. An explosive game-opening 26-7 run over the first 10 minutes of play for the Redhawks (1-0) blew the door open. Brown and Delante Jones totalled 14 and 13 points respectively to get Seattle U rolling in the first half. The Redhawks led by as much as 39 with 4:54 to play in the second half, 87-48, courtesy double-digit scoring from Jordan Dallas and Trey Hopkins. The duo chipped in 21 points in the second frame to help put the game out of reach for PLU Seattle U took a 47-23 lead going into the halftime break sparked by a consistent mid-range shooting and strong interior defense. SU forced 14 PLU turnovers to keep the Lutes off the board on the evening. The Redhawks took advantage of their size advantage in the paint to capitalize early off efficient shooting. Brown went 7-7 from the field in the opening frame with the team shooting 55 percent.  Dallas started the second half with shut-down defense in the paint and contributed 10 points to extend the Seattle U lead in the second half. Forcing the Lutes to tough perimeter shots, SU out-rebounded the visitors 25-12 to get the Redhawks in transition in the first half. With the offensive tempo dictated by Brown, the junior guard kicked the ball to the open man beyond the arch to extend the lead with the Redhawks connecting from three-point land.

Junior Terrell Brown and senior Myles Carter picked up individual preseason honors. Brown was named to the Coaches’ All-WAC First Team and the Media All-WAC Second Team, while Carter was selected to the Coaches’ All-WAC Second Team. Brown, a redshirt junior who transferred into the Redhawks program last year, completed his inaugural SU season averaging 14.1 ppg and 6.9 rpg. The Seattle native was named to both the 2018-19 WAC All-Newcomer Team and the All-WAC Second Team. Carter, a redshirt senior, was one of the most dominant interior presences in the WAC one year ago. He led the WAC in blocked shots (60) and double-doubles (11), while averaging 12.9 ppg and 7.9 rpg. Carter earned WAC All-Defensive Team honors in 2018-19 and was named to the NABC DI All-District 6 Second Team. 

Seattle University men’s basketball was selected to finished third in the Western Athletic Conference as both the WAC 2019-20 Preseason Coaches Poll and Media Poll. This marks the second consecutive year that the Redhawks have earned a third place selection, the highest preseason rank since 2014-15. Reigning WAC champion NM State was selected to repeat the feat in 2019-20, earning eight of nine first-place votes in the Coaches’ Poll. Coaches could not vote for their own team or players. The Aggies were also the unanimous first-place pick by the media. Grand Canyon was picked second in both polls.

Senior Morgan Means enters his final season as a Redhawk with 951 career points. The Compton, Calif., native needs just 49 points to reach 1,000 for his career. Means will become the third Seattle U player to reach the 1,000-point mark in the modern DI era. Aaron Broussard (2009-12) finished his career with 1,271 while Isiah Umipig (2013-15) scored 1,164 career points.

The 2019-20 schedule features as many as six 2019 NCAA Tournament teams including Syracuse (Nov. 16), Ole Miss (Nov. 19), Bucknell (Nov. 25), Washington (Dec. 17) and Saint Mary’s (Dec. 28). A potential Nov. 26 meeting with reigning Ive League champion Yale would make six.

Season tickets for the Redhawks’ complete 16-game home slate are also still available with prices starting as low as $150 per seat. Also available for purchase now are mini-plan options as well as single-game tickets for non-conference games. For more information and to reserve your seats today, contact the SU Athletics Ticket office at 206-398-4678 or visit goseattleu.com/tix.