SEATTLE – (Jan. 18) Seattle University men’s basketball heads out on the road for the first time in over a month, beginning a two-game Western Athletic Conference roadtrip at New Mexico State on Thursday, Jan. 18. The Redhawks sit at 13-7 overall and 2-1 in WAC play while the Aggies are 15-3 overall and an unbeaten 3-0 in league games.
Tip off is set for 7 p.m. Mountain Time, 6 p.m. Pacific, and will be carried on ESPN3, as well as Fox Sports Arizona PLUS, Fox Sports Southwest PLUS and Fox College Sports Pacific. 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
- Thursday, Jan. 18 at 7:00 p.m. MT/6:00 p.m. PT
- Pan American Center, Las Cruces, N.M.
- Game Notes
- Live Stats
- Listen on KTTH 770 AM
- Watch on ESPN3
ABOUT THE GAME
- Seattle U (13-7, 2-1 WAC) vs. New Mexico State (15-3, 3-0 WAC)
- All-time series - New Mexico State, 12-2
- Last meeting - New Mexico State 86, Seattle U 53 (Feb. 25, 2017)
NEWS AND NOTES
- The Redhawks improved to 2-1 in WAC play with a thrilling 77-75 win over Kansas City on Jan. 13.
- Seattle U finished its nine-game homestand with a 7-2 record. At 13-7 overall, the Redhawks have matched their 2016-17 win total. They have also stared WAC play 2-1 for the first time since 2014-15.
- Aaron Menzies pulled down a career-high 19 rebounds in the win over Chicago State on Jan. 11. The rebound total is also a modern-day DI record.
- The Redhawks fell 73-57 to Grand Canyon to open WAC play on Jan. 6. Jordan Hill poured in a career-high 26 points on 11-of-22 shooting. It marked the first time this season only one player scored in double-figures.
- Josh Hearlihy was named WAC Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 25-Jan. 1. He averaged 20.0 points on 54.5 percent from the field, 62.5 percent from three-point range and 78.6 percent from the free-throw line, 3.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks as the Redhawks went 2-0.
- Matej Kavas was named WAC Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 27-Dec. 3. The Ljubljana, Slovenia, native averaged 20.0 points and 7.0 rebounds while shooting 56.4 percent from the field to lead Seattle U to a perfect 3-0 record during the span. It was the first such honor of his career.
- In games played through Jan. 16, Seattle U is ranked in the top 50 nationally in nine team statistical categories. The Redhawks are 6th in the nation in free-throw percentage (78.2), 14th in 3-pters (197), 15th in rebounds (768), 20th in 3-pt FG attempts (509), 28th in rebound margin (+7.0), 34th in 3-pt FGs per game (9.9), 39th in assists (307), 42nd in FTs (309) and 47th in 3-pt FG percentage (38.7).
- Matej Kavas is 12th in the nation in 3-pt FG% (47.5), 21st in total 3-pters (58) and 41st in 3-pt FGs per game (3.05).
- The Redhawks lead the Western Athletic Conference in free-throw percentage (78.2), 3-pt FG% (38.7) and 3-pt FGs made (197, 9.9 per game). They also rank second in scoring (80.2) and FG% (46.4).
- Matej Kavas ranks third in the WAC in scoring (17.2 ppg), first in 3-pt FG% (47.5) and first in 3-pt FGs made (58, 3.1 per game). Aaron Menzies ranks second in blocks (34, 1.7 per game), third in FG% (62.0), and third in rebounds per game (7.8). Jordan Hill is second in 3-pt FGs (48, 2.5 per game) and third in 3-pt FG% (42.1) and Richaud Gittens is second in steals (27, 1.4 per game).
GET YOUR 2017-18 TICKETS!
Select single-game tickets for the Redhawks’ remaining home games are available through Ticketmaster.com by searching “Seattle University Redhawks Men’s Basketball” or call 206-398-GOSU (4678) or visit GoSeattleU.com/SUTickets for more information.