SEATTLE – Seattle University returns from a rough road trip across the state for its 2019 Homecoming game on Saturday, Nov. 9 against another cross-state rival, Eastern Washington. Tip off is set for 7 p.m. Pacific Time from the Redhawk Center. The game will air on ROOT Sports. Fans can also tune in to KTTH 770 AM in Seattle or online at mynorthwest.com.
FOLLOW THE REDHAWKS
- Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7:00 p.m. PT
- vs. Eastern Washington (Redhawk Center, Seattle, WA)
- Live Stats
- Listen on KTTH 770 AM
- Watch on ROOT Sports
- Game Notes
ABOUT THE SERIES VS EASTERN WASHINGTON
Seattle U is 11-15 all-time against the Eagles, dating back to the 1945-46 season. In the Redhawks’ modern-day Division I era, SU is 8-7 in a very back-and-forth series. In the last meeting on Dec. 1, 2018, the Redhawks won their second straight over the Eagles – 88-68 – in the Redhawk Center. Myles Carter, Matej Kavas, Morgan Means and Delante Jones all scored in double figures with Carter leading the pack with 23 points on 10-15 shooting. Terrell Brown joined in with four points, nine assists and seven boards. In Head Coach Jim Hayford’s first meeting against his former team, the Redhawks won 84-65 (Dec. 3, 2017).
Seattle U won the first meeting in its return to DI, 63-59, in overtime at EWU during the 2008-09 season. The teams would go on to split a home-and-home series the next two years, each winning on their home courts. Seattle U won the lone meeting in 2011-12 and EWU won four straight before the Redhawks prevailed for a 58-52 win at KeyArena on Nov. 23, 2015. Both meetings in 2016-17 were thrilling double overtime contests, each that went the way of the Eagles.
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).
LAST TIME OUT
The Redhawks found themselves in an early hole Thursday night at Washington State and was never able to find a way out in an 85-54 final at Beasley Coliseum. Terrell Brown was a bright spot on the night for the Redhawks (1-1), finishing with 24 points, two shy of his career high. The Seattle native added a team-high eight boards. Trey Hopkins was the only other Redhawk in double-figures, coming off the bench to finish with 10. “I was just really disappointed,” said Head Coach Jim Hayford. “We got punched in the mouth and we looked like, ‘that’s not supposed to happen to us.’ And 10 points became 20 points and we just kind of went through the motions the rest of the game. Terrell played his heart out for us, but he’s going to need help from the other guys,” Hayford said. “Defensively we didn’t make it hard on them. Offensively we have to shoot the ball better. We have to work together better.” The Redhawks won the tip, but would turn it over on the first possession. WSU immediately made them pay with a three by Shead. That bucket would begin a 24-5 start for WSU as Seattle U managed to shoot just 35.7 percent from the field, including 0-5 from three, in the frame. Brown finished the first half with 16 of the Redhawks’ 21 points as Seattle U trailed 43-21. The second half did not fare much better as the Redhawks went 0-12 from three until Morgan Means knocked one down from the left wing with 5:05 to play. The Cougars would stretch the lead to as many as 34, finishing with a 19-0 points-off-turnovers advantage and 25-14 bench points advantage.
Sophomore guard Trey Hopkins has been a spark in the Redhawk lineup the first two games this season. The Midwest City, Okla., native scored 11 points on Nov. 5 against Pacific Lutheran, then followed with a 10-pont effort at Washington State on Thursday. He went 3-5 from the field and 4-4 from the charity stripe while also adding a pair of boards in 13 minutes of action.
NEARING 1,000 POINT CLUB
Senior Morgan Means currently sits at 958 career points. The Compton, Calif., native needs just 42 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.
- Seattle U won its season opener for the first time in the Jim Hayford era. The Redhawks downed Pacific Lutheran University, 98-64, on Nov. 5. The last time the Redhawks had won their home opener was the 2016-17 season, also a win over the PLU Lutes.
- The Redhawks hit just one three pointer on Thursday at Washington State, marking the least three’s made in a game during Hayford’s tenure. The Redhawks wen 1-15 from deep versus the Cougars. The previous low was two made three-pointers, which happened on Dec. 29, 2018 at Cal and Jan 19, 2019 versus UTRGV.
- Terrell Brown is off to a strong start to his second year at Seattle U. The Seattle native has led the Redhawks in scoring, rebounds and assists in the two games played thus far. He turned in a 24-point effort at WSU Thursday, finishing two points shy of his career high.
CHALLENGING 2019-20 SCHEDULE
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.
GET YOUR 2019-20 TICKETS!
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.