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SEATTLE – (Nov. 29) Returning to Seattle after a long road stretch to open the year, Seattle U men’s basketball looks to remain perfect at home this season when they host Kennesaw State on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Connolly Complex. The game marks the second of four straight at home during a stretch that will see the Redhawks play 13 of 14 straight 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.

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ABOUT THE GAME

  • Seattle U (3-4) vs. Kennesaw State (1-6)
  • All-time series - first meeting
  • Home - first meeting
  • Away - NA 
  • Neutral - NA
  • Last meeting - first meeting

NEWS AND NOTES

  • The Redhawks are 3-4 through their first seven games after picking up a come-from-behind, 73-67 victory over Idaho State on Monday. Matej Kavas led the way with 24 points for his second straigth 20+ point game and Jordan Hill added 19 points in the win.
  • In games played through Nov. 28, Seattle U is ranked in the top 50 nationally in six team statistical categories. The Redhawks rank fourth in the nation in free-throw percentage (81.7), 20th in 3-pt FG attempts (197), 38th in total 3-pters (68) and 50th in defensive rebounds per game (29.4), three-pointers per game (9.7) and total rebounds (280).
  • The Redhawks lead the Western Athletic Conference in free-throw percentage, three-pointers per game and points per game (80.3). Aaron Menzies tops all WAC players in double-doubles (3) and blocks (14) while Matej Kavas leads the league in three-pointers per game (3.29).
  • Through their first seven games, the Redhawks have hit the century mark twice and are averaging 80.3 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 (18.4 ppg), Jordan Hill (14.0 ppg), Josh Hearlihy (12.4 ppg) and Aaron Menzies (10.1 ppg), while Richaud Gittens (9.6 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.

FREE LYFT TO KEYARENA
Enjoy FREE round trip rides 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!
Select single-game tickets for the Redhawks’ remaining home games are available through Ticketmaster.com by searching “Seattle University Men’s Basketball” or call 206-398-GOSU (4678) or visit GoSeattleU.com/SUTickets for more information.

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