Suffolk Univeristy Men's Basketball senior Matt Pepdjonovic (Quincy, Mass.) made history on Saturday as he became just the second player in program history to record 1,000 career rebounds along with 1,000 career points. The Rams fell in the championship game of the Courtyard by Marriott Tip-Off Tournament to host Roger Williams University, 69-52.
Pepdjonovic finished the game with eight points and 13 rebounds, as he entered the contest 11-shy of the 1,000 career total. He recorded the milestone with a defensive grab at the 10:46 mark in the second half joining Christos Tsiotos ('77) as the only other Suffolk player to record quadruple digits in both points and rebounds.
The senior forward recorded his 1,000th career point last season on January 17, 2012 in a game against Tufts University. With his 33 points in this season's opening tournament, Pepdjonovic now moves into 14th place all-time at Suffolk University with 1,224 career points.
Pepdjonovic finishes the weekend with 1,002 career boards, 14 shy of Tsiotos' program record of 1,016.
He becomes just the third player in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) history to record 1,000 career rebounds joining Raymond Askew ('12) of Albertus Magnus College and Jeff Carpenter ('08) of Rivier College. All three players have collected 1,000 career points, while Askew leads GNAC rebounders with 1,192 career boards.
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