SEATTLE – (Nov. 9) Seattle University opens the 2017-18 season on the road for the first time since 2013-14, traveling to face fellow Jesuit institution, Saint Louis University. Tip off from Chaifetz Arena in Saint Louis, Mo., is set for 7:00 p.m. local time, 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Midwest. Fans can also tune in to KTTH 770 AM in Seattle or online at mynorthwest.com as Dave Grosby returns for his ninth season calling play-by-play for the Redhawks.



  • Seattle U (0-0) at Saint Louis (0-0)
  • All-time series - First meeting
  • Home - NA
  • Away - NA
  • Neutral - NA
  • Last meeting - NA


  • The Redhawks begin a new era when they tip off at Saint Louis on Friday as the game marks the first under Head Coach Jim Hayford. The veteran coach was appointed at Seattle U on March 29, 2017 after six seasons at Eastern Washington. Hayford has 18 total seasons as a head coach, amassing an overall record of 360-175 (.673). Along with the new coaching staff, there are 11 new faces in the Redhawks’ program, including seven who are eligible to compete this season, and four others who will redshirt the 2017-18 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
  • Redshirt sophomore guard Matej Kavas was named to the 2017-18 Preseason All-WAC Second Team by both the league’s eight head coaches and voting members of the media. Kavas earned the 2016-17 WAC Freshman of the Year award. He played in 27 games during his rookie season, averaging 8.6 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. His numbers rose during WAC play as he averaged 11.6 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.
  • The Redhawks were selected fifth in both the 2017-18 Preseason Coaches and Media Poll. Grand Canyon was selected as the league favorite in both polls, followed by 2016-17 champ New Mexico State.
  • Saint Louis enters its second season under Head Coach Travis Ford in 2017-18. A 20-year head coach veteran, Ford led the Billikens to a 12-21 overall mark during his first year in 2016-17. A trio of seniors on this year’s squad is led by graduate transfer Rashed Anthony (Seton Hall), a 6-9 center. Senior guard Davel Roby is the top returning Billiken after averaging a team-high 11.7 ppg last year. Redshirt sophomore Jermaine Bishop averaged 11.6 ppg and 4.7 apg through nine games before injury sidelined him for the remainder of the year.

Nine-game KeyArena-only season ticket packages for the 2017-18 season remain on sale starting at $54 per seat. Call 206-398-GOSU (4678) or visit GoSeattleU.com/SUTickets for more information. Select single-game tickets for the Redhawks’ 18 home games  are available through Ticketmaster.com by searching “Seattle University Men’s Basketball.”