SEATTLE – (Nov. 26) After playing five of their first six games on the road, Seattle University men’s basketball begins a long home stretch on Monday, Nov. 27, hosting Idaho State at 7 p.m. at KeyArena. The game marks the first of four straight at home during a stretch that will see the Redhawks play 13 of the next 14 in Seattle. The game will stream live on the WAC Digital Network. Fans can also 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
- Monday, Nov. 27 at 7:00 p.m. PT
- KeyArena, Seattle, WA
- Game Notes
- Live Stats
- Listen on KTTH 770 AM
- Watch on the WAC Digitial Network
ABOUT THE GAME
- Seattle U (2-4) vs. Idaho State (0-4)
- All-time series - Seattle U leads, 24-7
- Home - Seattle U leads, 14-2
- Away - Seattle U leads, 8-5
- Neutral - Seattle U leads, 2-0
- Last meeting - Idaho State 90, Seattle U 80 (1978-79 season)
NEWS AND NOTES
- The Redhawks are 2-4 through their first six games, having played five of those on the road. They dropped a tight 89-84 decision at Washignton on Friday. Matej Kavas had 25 points in the setback, while Aaron Menzies picked up his third double-double of the season (17 pts, 13 reb).
- In games played through Nov. 24, Seattle U is ranked in the top 50 nationally in six team statistical categories. The Redhawks rank fifth in the nation in free-throw percentage (81.9), 14th in 3-pt FG attempts (177), 15th in total 3-pters (64), 26th in 3-pt FGs per game (10.7), 34th in assists (99) and 45th in rebounds (237).
- Through their first six games, the Redhawks have hit the century mark twice and are averaging 81.5 ppg. The last time Seattle U averaged more than 80 ppg over an entire season was 2009-10 (80.3 ppg). Five players average double figures - Matej Kavas (17.5 ppg), Josh Hearlihy (13.3 ppg), Jordan Hill (13.2. ppg), Richaud Gittens (10.5 ppg) and Aaron Menzies (10.0 ppg), while Morgan Means (8.0 ppg) is 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.
LYFT TO KEYARENA
Enjoy a $25 complimentary discount on your round trip fare from Seattle U to KeyArena and from KeyArena back to Seattle U for every Redhawks’ men’s basketball game this season. Each gameday discount code will be released on the Seattle U Athletics official Twitter (@goseattleu). SU Pick-up/Drop-off Locations include Pigott Turnaround and Campion Turnaround. The KeyArena Pick-up/Drop-off Location is the West Doors off of 1st Ave N.
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’ remaining home games are available through Ticketmaster.com by searching “Seattle University Men’s Basketball.”