BOSTON – After just one game away, the Suffolk men's basketball team returns to Regan Gymnasium Tuesday, Jan. 10 when Rivier comes to Boston for a 7 p.m. GNAC tilt.
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LAST TIME OUT
With under eight minutes to play in regulation, Cameron Powers was behind a Suffolk men's basketball comeback that put the Rams within eight of the Mustangs, but Mt. Ida held off the blue-and-gold down the stretch to take the 74-63 GNAC victory inside the MIC Athletic Center Saturday afternoon.
RUNDOWN ON THE RAMS
Suffolk split a two-game week to move to 3-9 on the season and 2-3 against conference competition.
DiPrizio also proves to be Suffolk's main ingredient on the glass with the 6-foot-6 forward pulling down a team-best 8.0 rpg to lead the blue-and-gold's 32.5 rpg effort.
Rivier won its second game of the season, but has since been winless losing 10 straight including its latest, 93-56 setback to Albertus Magnus to move to 1-11 on the season and 0-5 in league action.
The Raiders are scoring 66.6 ppg led by a 17.7 ppg performance from freshman guard Tristian Givens. Kevin Francis and Keith Poitier also add double figures to the effort with 11.2 ppg and 10.9 ppg, respectively.
Rivier is pulling down 40.5 rpg on a well-balanced effort paced by Francis' 7.6 caroms per contest.
INSIDE THE SERIES
Suffolk leads the all-time series versus Rivier, 20-14. The two teams split last season with the Rams taking the first meeting, 53-51, and the Raiders capturing the second, 62-61.
For back-to-back weeks Dec. 5 and 12, Thomas Duffy earned GNAC Corvias Rookie of the Week honors.
SUFFOLK FREE RADIO
Suffolk Athletics has teamed up with Suffolk Free Radio to bring Ram Nation live broadcast events this year including multiple home and away women's basketball contests.
The pre-game shows are set to launch 15 minutes prior to tip-off of all contests and fans can follow along at mixlr.com/suffolkfreeradio/.
Suffolk remains at home Thursday, Jan. 10 as it takes on Albertus Magnus at 7 p.m. apart of a Rams' double feature, which kicks off with the women's squad hosting the Falcons at 5 p.m.