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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – (Feb. 23) Seattle U men’s basketball will look to close out its weekend Western Athletic Conference road swing on a high note Saturday when they travel to face CSU Bakersfield for a 6 p.m. tip off from the Icardo Center in Bakersfield. The Redhawks enter the game with a 19-10 overall record and 8-4 mark in WAC play, good for third place in the league standings. The ‘Runners are 11-16 on the year and 4-8 in the WAC following a 70-47 loss to Utah Valley. The game will air on ESPN3 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.

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ABOUT THE GAME

  • Seattle U (19-10, 8-4 WAC) vs. CSU Bakersfield (11-16, 4-8 WAC)
  • All-time series - CSU Bakersfield leads 12-8
  • Last meeting - Seattle U 59, CSU Bakersfield 55 (Jan. 26, 2018 at KeyArena)

NEWS AND NOTES

  • Seattle U suffered a 76-64 loss at Grand Canyon on Thursday as the Lopes completed the season-sweep of the Redhawks. Matej Kavas had 17 points to lead three players in double figures.
  • The Redhawks are in the hunt for their 20th win of the season at CSUB on Saturday. The last Division I 20-win season for the program was 1963-64 when the then Chieftains went 22-6.
  • 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.
  • 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 13.7 ppg over the last six outings. Coming off the bench in all six 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) and a season-high 19 points against UTRGV (Feb. 15). He has added nine points versus New Mexico State (Feb. 17) and Grand Canyon (Feb. 22).
  • Aaron Menzies has 27 blocks in his last eight outings and ranks second in the WAC, averaging 2.1 per game for the season. His 61 blocks is an all-time Seattle U record, surpassing the previous record of 57, set by David White 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.

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