SEATTLE – (Dec. 2) A highly anticipated match-up with cross-state rival Eastern Washington is on tap for Seattle University men’s basketball on Sunday, Dec. 3. The Redhawks (4-4) seek to snap a two-game losing streak to the Eagles (3-4) while the game also marks Head Coach Jim Hayford’s first meeting against his former program. Tip off is set for 1 p.m. at KeyArena and marks the third of four straight at home during a stretch that will see the Redhawks play 13 of 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.
Fans looking to attend the game can purchase a special “Family Four Pack” which includes four tickets plus a $20 concessions voucher. Visit goseattleu.com/sutickets to purchase your tickets and use the code “4PACK” to receive the special offer.
FOLLOW THE REDHAWKS
- Sunday, Dec. 3 at 1:00 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 (4-4) vs. Eastern Washington (3-4)
- All-time series - Eastern Washington leads, 15-9
- Last meeting - Eastern Washington 93, Seattle U 88 (2OT) (Dec. 4, 2016)
NEWS AND NOTES
- Through their first eight games, the Redhawks have hit the century mark twice and are averaging a WAC best 78.5 ppg.
- After collecting two blocks Thursday vs Kennesaw State, Aaron Menzies now has 16 blocks through eight games, surpassing his season total in 14 games played last year (15 blocks) and his season total from 2015-16 in 32 games played (15 blocks)
- Menzies’ field goal and free throw percentages have also risen dramatically. In 2016-17, the 7-foot-3 center was 52.7% FGs and 60.7 % FTs. Through eight games this season, the big man is shooting 65.4% FGs and 77.3% FTs.
- Four Redhawks have yet to miss a free throw this season. Morgan Means and Aaron Nettles are both a perfect 11-for-11, RIchaud Gittens has made six straight and Mattia Da Campo is 4-for-4.
- 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.