SEATTLE – (Nov. 23) A four-game road swing concludes Friday, Nov. 24 as the Redhawks make the short trip north to face crosstown rival Washington at Alaska Airlines Arena. Tip off is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. and the game will air live on the Pac-12 Network. Fans can tune in to KTTH 770 AM in Seattle or online at mynorthwest.com as Dave Grosby returns for his ninth season on air for the Redhawks.
FOLLOW THE REDHAWKS
- Friday, Nov. 24 at 12:00 p.m. PT
- Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle, WA
- Game Notes
- Live Stats
- Listen on KTTH 770 AM
- Watch on the Pac-12 Network
ABOUT THE GAME
- Seattle U (2-3) vs. Washington (2-2)
- All-time series - Washington leads, 28-4
- Home - Washington leads, 12-3
- Away - Washington leads, 15-1
- Neutral - Washington leads, 1-0
- Last meeting - Washington 94, Seattle U 72 (Dec. 22, 2017)
NEWS AND NOTES
- Seattle U sits at 2-3 on the season after splitting a pair of games in the 2K Classic Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project Nashville Subregional. The Redhawks earned a bit 102-71 win over Detroit Mercy before falling 90-77 to Belmont. Jordan Hill was named to the All-Tournament team after averaging 16 points, four assists and five rebounds in the two games.
- In games played through Nov. 21, Seattle U is ranked in the top 50 nationally in seven team statistical categories. The Redhawks rank third in the nation in free-throw percentage (83.2), 13th in 3-pt FG attempts (145), 18th in total 3-pters (52), 34th in rebounds (202), 36th in assists (82), 42nd in 3-pt FGs per game (10.4) and 46th in defensive rebounds per game (30.4).
- Through their first five games, the Redhawks have hit the century mark twice and are averaging 81 ppg. The last time Seattle U averaged more than 80 ppg over an entire season was 2009-10 (80.3 ppg). Four players average double figures - Matej Kavas (16 ppg), Josh Hearlihy (12.8 ppg), Jordan Hill (12.6 ppg) and Richaud Gittens (11.6 ppg) while Morgan Means (9.6 ppg) and Aaron Menzies (8.6 ppg) are not far behind.
- The Redhawks’ home opener was a thrilling one as they put up 121 points, marking the first 100-point outing since Nov. 16, 2013 when they beat Evergreen State, 100-59. The 121 points is the most scored by a Seattle U team while competing as a Division I program, besting the 111 points scored on Feb. 29, 2012 versus Longwood. The all-time program record is 127, set during the 1990-91 season versus Western Baptist. In addition to the team point total, the Redhawks’ 61 rebounds marked the first time the team has pulled down more than 60 boards since Nov. 16, 2013 versus Evergreen State when they totaled 68. Sophomore Morgan Means dished a career-high 10 assists, marking the first time a Seattle U player has hit double-digit assists since Prince Obasi delivered 11 helpers on Feb. 28, 2013 versus Texas State.
- 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.
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.”