SEATTLE – (Feb. 21) Coming off a huge pair of Western Athletic Conference wins to close out the home portion of the schedule, Seattle U men’s basketball begins a three-game road swing on Thursday, Feb. 22 at Grand Canyon. Tip off from GCU Arena is set for 7 p.m. Mountain, 6 p.m. Pacific. The Redhawks enter the game with a 19-9 overall record and 8-3 mark in WAC play, good for a tie for second place. The Lopes are 17-10 on the year and 6-5 in the WAC, good for fourth place. The game will air on ESPN and watchespn.com. 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, Feb. 22 at 7:00 p.m. MT/6:00 p.m. PT
- GCU Arena, Phoeniz, Ariz.
- Game Notes
- Live Stats
- Listen on KTTH 770 AM
- Watch on ESPN3
ABOUT THE GAME
- Seattle U (19-9, 8-3 WAC) vs. Grand Canyon (17-10, 6-5 WAC)
- All-time series - Grand Canyon leads, 9-1
- Last meeting - Grand Canyon 73, Seattle U 57 (Jan. 6, 2018 at KeyArena)
NEWS AND NOTES
- The Redhawks closed out the home portion of their schedule on Feb. 17 with a huge 73-63 overtime win against WAC-leading New Mexico State. The win moved the Redhawks to 16-2 at home and a perfect 2-0 in overtime games this season.
- The win over the Aggies was No. 19 on the year, marking the most wins during the program’s modern day DI era while competing against a full DI slate of opponents. The Redhawks went 18-16 in 2014-15, including a pair of postseason wins in the CBI.
- Seattle U will go for win No. 20 on Thursday at Grand Canyon. The last Division I 20-win season was 1963-64 when the then Chieftains went 22-6.
- Five players scored in double figures in the win versus UTRGV on Feb. 17, marking the second straight game the Redhawks have achieved the feat. They are 6-1 on the year when five players have reached double-digit points.
- Morgan Means has come alive offensively as of late, averaging 14.6 ppg over the last five outings. Coming off the bench in all five games, the sophomore guard had 14 points against Utah Valley (Feb. 3), 14 points at Kansas City (Feb. 8), 17 points, 5 assists and 6 rebounds at Chicago State (Feb. 10), a season-high 19 points against UTRGV (Feb. 15) and nine points versus New Mexico State (Feb. 17).
- Aaron Menzies has 25 blocks in his last seven outings and ranks second in the WAC, averaging 2.1 per game for the season. His 59 blocks is a modern-day DI record and the most for a Seattle U player since David White finished the year with 57 in 2006-07.
GET YOUR WAC TOURNAMENT TICKETS!
Be a part of this historic season by joining the Redhawks in Vegas for the 2018 WAC Championship Tournament on March 7-11 at the Orleans Arena. The men's and women's tournament winners will advance to the 2018 NCAA Tournament. All-session ticket packages are on sale now. The tournament begins Wednesday, March 7 with the women's first round of play, followed by a full day of men's action on Thursday, March 8. The championship games will be contested on Saturday, March 11. Click here to secure your all-session passes, which consist of entry into 16 games over four days, in or near Section 105 - the official Seattle U section at The Orleans Arena.