BOSTON – The Suffolk men's basketball team will take the Michael E. Smith & Larry S. Smith court inside Regan Gymnasium Saturday as the Rams welcome Norwich to Boston for a 3:15 p.m. tip.
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For the fifth time this season, the Suffolk basketball teams will take part in a double feature with the women's squad tipping things off at 1 p.m. against Norwich, before the men's team takes on the Cadets at 3:15 p.m.
LAST TIME OUT
The Suffolk men's basketball team was defeated by Anna Maria, 81-70, Wednesday night in GNAC action.
MORE READING: Men's Basketball Stopped at Anna Maria, 81-70
RUN DOWN ON THE RAMS
- Suffolk has not seen the winning side of the ball since January 9, a 53-51, buzzer beater victory at Rivier. The Rams have dropped eight in a row to slip to 4-16 overall and 2-11 in GNAC competition.
- Matt Duquette paces the Rams with 15.5 ppg, shooting 43.3 percent from the field and 63.0 percent from the line. Jake Meister is closely behind with 14.9 ppg off a 43.9 connection rate from the floor and a 35.2 percentage from beyond the arc. Adam Chick's 5.8 rpg leads the way for Suffolk with Duquette and Caleb Unni providing 4.8 rpg and 3.8 rpg, respectively.
CATCH UP ON THE CADETS
- The Cadets took down the Mustangs of Mount Ida in back-to-back games over their last two to carry a 6-13 overall record and 3-9 GNAC ledger into Saturday's showdown.
- Mike Hogervorst leads Norwich in both points (13.1) and rebounds (5.4), while shooting 54.7 percent from the floor. Ryan Booth contributes 10.8 ppg and 4.9 rpg with Zygimantas Sirvydas adding 9.0 ppg.
WE MEET AGAIN
The Suffolk men's basketball team slipped up at Norwich, 67-51, in a GNAC tilt January 13.
Suffolk was led by senior Jake Meister with 16 points, while classmate Caleb Unni added 15 points for the Rams. Freshman forward Steven DiPrizio scored eight points and collected a team-high six rebounds off the bench.
MORE READING: Men's Basketball Slips at Norwich, 67-51
Adam Chick and Caleb Unni will each look to cement their places in Suffolk men's basketball history this season as they climb the career ranks. Unni looks to become the 28th member of Suffolk's 1,000-point club, while the senior pair is on the cusps to eclipse the 100-game mark. Chick has appeared in 98 games, while Unni has seen the court 97 times throughout his career.
Suffolk heads out on the road for rematches with Albertus Magnus, Emmanuel and Anna Maria. The Rams will stop by the Falcons home first, Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m.