NASHVILLE – (Nov. 17) The Redhawks’ four-game road swing continues in Nashville, Tenn., as they play a pair of games in the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project Nashville Subregional. Seattle U opens play on Saturday at 1 p.m. CT against Detroit Mercy. Sunday’s match-up and game time will depend on Saturday’s results. The Redhawks will face either Belmont at 1 p.m. CT or Houston Baptist at 3 p.m. CT. Fans can tune in to KTTH 770 AM in Seattle or online at mynorthwest.com as Dave Grosby and Gary Hill, Jr. return for their ninth season on air for the Redhawks.
FOLLOW THE REDHAWKS
- Sunday, Nov. 19 at 1:00 p.m. CT/11:00 a.m. PT
- Curb Event Center, Nashville, Tenn.
- Game Notes
- Live Stats
- Listen on KTTH 770 AM
- Watch on the OVC Network
ABOUT THE GAME
- Seattle U (2-2) vs. Belmont (3-1)
- All-time series - First meeting
- Home - NA
- Away - NA
- Neutral - NA
- Last meeting - First meeting
NEWS AND NOTES
- The Redhawks entered the weekend coming off of a 75-59 setback at Washington State on Wednesday. Richaud Gittens led SU with 18 points, while Josh Hearlihy and Morgan Means added 12 apiece. Seattle U led 31-26 at the half, and opened up a 10-point lead early in the second, but the Cougs stormed ahead as Carter Skaggs scored a career-high 26 points, all in the second half.
- The Redhawks put on an offensive display in their Nov. 12 home opener against visiting Puget Sound, pouring in a Division I program record 121 points on their way to a convincing 121-70 victory. The Redhawks scored the first 14 points of the game and never looked back. They held a 67-30 advantage at the break, hit the century mark with 6:33 to play, and scored the most points since reaching 100 even in 2013. The 121 points surpassed the previous all-time Division I record of 111, set in 2012 against Longwood University. Richaud Gittens led five Redhawks in double-figures, finishing with 26 points on 10-of-15 shooting, rebounding from a 1-for-12 performance at Saint Louis on Friday.
- The Redhawks are under the direction of new 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.
Puget Sound went 12-13 overall and 5-11 in the Northwest Conference in 2016-17. Head Coach Justin Lunt is in his 12th season at the helm of the Loggers’ program where he has collected 174 victories. The Loggers’ roster features just three seniors, two juniors and a combined 14 freshmen and sophomores. Assistant Coach Sterling Carter played three seasons (2010-11, 11-12, 12-13) at Seattle U.
GET YOUR 2017-18 TICKETS!
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.”