JANUARY 23 | 5:30 PM
BOSTON – In the midst of its three game road swing, the Suffolk men's basketball team makes the trek to Norwich Tuesday, Jan. 23. The GNAC tilt is set for a 5:30 p.m. tip-off.
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LAST TIME OUT
The Johnson & Wales Wildcats cruised past the Suffolk men's basketball team, 94-57, Saturday afternoon at the Wildcat Center.
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Suffolk split a two-game week – defeating Boston and league rival Emmanuel, 73-69, before slipping at Johnson & Wales, 94-57 – to move to 8-7 on the season and 3-3 in conference action, which puts the Rams in seventh place in the standings.
As a team, Suffolk is scoring 70.4 ppg with Thomas Duffy (15.5 ppg) and Michael Hagopian (15.4 ppg) leading the way. Brendan Mulson joins the pair in double figures as the freshman averages 10.1 ppg to go along with a team-leading 5.5 rpg. Kevin Querusio is second on the squad on the glass, grabbing 4.3 rpg with Hagopian and Duffy contributing 4.1 rpg and 3.9 rpg, respectively, to the defensive effort.
Since meeting Suffolk Jan. 9, Norwich has gone on a three-game win streak including a 101-59 triumph at Rivier Saturday to improve to 6-8 overall and 3-2 in league play.
The Cadets drop 74.9 ppg as a team with a quartet of players recording double figures paced by Jesse Davis' 13.8 ppg. Joe Bertrand (12.4 ppg), Ryan Booth (12.2 ppg) and Mike Hogervorst (10.2) ppg) round out the players in double digits.
Three of the four led the way on the defensive end as well with Booth pulling down a team-best 5.0 rpg. Hogervorst's 4.9 rpg are good for second, while Bertrand completes the trio with 4.6 rpg.
WE MEET AGAIN
Suffolk and Norwich will clash for the second time this season after the Rams defeated the Cadets 83-66 in Boston Jan. 9.
After the lead was exchanged 13 times Thomas Duffy gave the Rams a 14-13 lead it would not relinquish as Suffolk took a 10-point advantage, 39-29, at the half.
Suffolk saw a sluggish start to the second stanza, but managed to hang on for the 83-66 victory.
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INSIDE THE SERIES
Suffolk picked up its 18th win in the all-time series versus Norwich Jan. 9. The victory trimmed the Cadets' series lead to 24-18.
Suffolk wraps up its three-goad road action Thursday, Jan. 25 as it makes the short trip across town for a rematch with Emmanuel. Game time is set for 7 p.m.