SEATTLE – Seattle U men’s basketball (2-2) heads out on the first of two back-to-back, cross-country road trips, making its first-ever appearance in the Carrier Dome. The game against the Syracuse Orange (1-1) opens play for both teams in the NIT Season Tip-Off. Tip-off in Syracuse is set for 7 p.m. Eastern, 4 p.m. Pacific. The game will be carried on the ACC Network Extra. Fans can also tune in to KTTH 770 AM in Seattle or online at mynorthwest.com.


This marks the first-ever meeting between Seattle U and Syracuse.


  • Seattle U earned a 115-81 win over Pacific University (Ore.) on Nov. 12.
  • The Redhawks surpassed the 100-point mark for the first time under Head Coach Jim Hayford. They achieved the feat twice during his first season (121 vs. Puget Sound on Nov. 12, 2017;  102 vs. Detroit Mercy on Nov. 18, 2017) and twice last year (107 vs. Northwest University on Nov. 28, 2018; 102 vs. Prairie View A&M on Dec. 20, 2018).
  • Myles Carter poured in a career-high 37 points versus Pacific, the second 30+ point effort by a Redhawk this season. 
  • The Redhawks’ 43-for-51 effort from the free-throw line vs. Pacific are both records during the modern day DI era. Myles Carter went 15-for-17 in the game and Aaron Nettles was 16-for-18, finishing with 16 points.

Head Coach Jim Hayford earned his 400th career victory on Tuesday, Nov. 12 as the Redhawks defeated Pacific University, 115-81. The win was also Hayford’s 40th at the helm of the Redhawks, achieved in just over two seasons. “Players win games,” said Hayford postgame. “I’ve had a lot of great players and a lot of great assistant coaches. A lot of credit goes to my family. I’ve been doing this 21 years and it’s a stressful job, so I guess I’ve got some stick-to-it-ness and I got a few things right.” 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). Hayford is in his 21st season as a head coach.

Terrell Brown has had the hot hand to start the 2019-20 season. The redshirt junior leads Seattle U in scoring (22.5 ppg), rebounds (8.3 rpg) and assists (5.3 apg). He opened the year by nearly recording a triple-double, finishing with 16 points, eight rebounds and nine assists against Pacific Lutheran. He went on to pour in 24 points to go with eight rebounds at Washington State, finishing just two points shy of his then-career-high point total. On Nov. 9 against Eastern Washington, the Seattle native upped the ante, draining a career-high 31 points on 12-28 from the field and 6-9 from the free-throw line. He added 13 rebounds for his first double-double of the season, and sixth of his Seattle U career. In the Redhawks’ last outing, Brown had 19 points, six assists and four rebounds.

Senior Morgan Means currently sits at 968 career points. The Compton, Calif., native needs just 32 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.
  • Sophomore guard Trey Hopkins was 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-point 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.

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.

Mini-plans and single-game tickets for non-conference games are on sale now! For more information and to reserve your seats today, contact the SU Athletics Ticket office at 206-398-4678 or visit goseattleu.com/tix.