BOSTON – After a broken background postponed Suffolk's game Tuesday night, the Rams will return to Regan Gymnasium for the first time in the New Year Thursday against Mount Ida. The GNAC contest is scheduled for 8 p.m.
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Thursday's game against Mt. Ida is part of a doubleheader for the Rams, as the women's team will host Pine Manor before the men's contest at 6 p.m.
This is the second time this season that the Suffolk men's and women's basketball teams will host a doubleheader. The first came on December 14 with each squad dropping thrilling contests.
LAST TIME OUT
To open 2016, the Suffolk men's basketball team crossed the Boston Commons where it played in a hard fought battle with its city neighbor Emerson. Despite a strong effort from the Rams, the Lions were able to pull ahead going into halftime and never looked back, closing the game 74-54.
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RUN DOWN ON THE RAMS
- Sitting at 3-7 overall and 1-2 in GNAC play, Suffolk looks to return to the win column tonight after dropping back-to-back contests: vs. Wheelock (78-73) and at Emerson (73-54).
- The duo of Matt Duquette and Jake Meister has been the Rams dominance offensively. Duquette leads the way with 16.7 ppg with Meister's 16.0 ppg closely behind in second.
- As a team, Suffolk is grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game, paced by Adam Chick's 5.9 rpg.
MUST KNOW ABOUT THE MUSTANGS
- Mount Ida heads to Boston at 5-6 overall and 1-3 in GNAC action, and coming off of three-straight losses. The Mustangs three setbacks in conference play came to Johnson & Wales, Lasell and Rivier.
- Four Mustangs average double-figures, paced by Patrick McKearney with 14.3 and a team-high 8.5 rebounds, adding 1.2 blocks. Joey DeFillippi (13.1), Ethan Dujon (12.2) and John Oliver (11.6) all chip in double digits.
- Mount Ida makes 7 threes a game and averages 78.2 points per contest.
It's right back out on the road for Suffolk as the Rams visit Rivier Saturday, Jan. 9 at 3 p.m.