JANUARY 30 | 5:30 PM
BOSTON – Riding a three-game win streak, the Suffolk men's basketball team hits the road to conclude January action as the Rams head to Anna Maria Tuesday (Jan. 30) for a 5:30 p.m. GNAC battle.
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LAST TIME OUT
Michael Hagopian put on a show, scoring 37 points, to lead the Suffolk men's basketball team to a 101-86 victory over Mount Ida Saturday afternoon inside Regan Gymnasium.
Suffolk has been on a tear as of late, rattling off three consecutive victories to put together the most wins (11) since the 2005-06 season. At 11-7 overall and 6-3 in league action, the Rams sit in a three-way tie for fourth place with Saint Joseph's (Maine) (11-7, 6-3) and Lasell (8-10, 6-3).
Mulson is the top force on the glass for Suffolk as the freshman grabs 6.2 rpg to pace the team's 32.8 rpg effort. Hagopian and Duffy contribute 3.9 rpg and 3.7 rpg, respectively with Kevin Querusio pitching in 4.6 rpg.
A BIT BOUT THE AMCATS
Anna Maria has dropped its last five contests to carry a 4-15 overall mark and 1-9 league ledger into Tuesday's tilt.
Mike Rapoza is the go-to on both ends of the hardwood for the AMCATs as the sophomore forward averages a double-double with 18.8 ppg and 13.4 rpg. Kenneth Graham and Liam Pickett each add 9.6 ppg to Anna Maria's offensive unit with Graham pitching in 5.6 rpg on the defensive end as well.
INSIDE THE SERIES
Suffolk swept the regular season series with Anna Maria a year ago to trim the AMCATs all-time series lead to 8-5.
With 37 points in Saturday's 101-86 win over Mount Ida, Michael Hagopian has eclipsed the 30-point plateau for the third time in his career. His career-high 37 points are the most by any Ram since Sam Nwadike dropped 39 in a thrilling 84-82 win over Anna Maria Dec. 4, 2013.
Thomas Duffy dished out a career-best 10 assists in Saturday's 101-86 victory over the Mustangs. His 10 handouts are the most by a Ram since Kevin Querusio set up 10 shots at Rivier 1, 2017. To go along with his 10 dimes, Duffy scored 20 points to record his first collegiate double-double.
For the first time under Jeff Juron, Suffolk surpassed 100-plus points in the 101-86 triumph against Mt. Ida Saturday. The Rams put up 100 points for the first time since a 100-85 win over Wheelock Nov. 22, 2014 with the 101 points being the most for the blue-and-gold since Suffolk scored 111 points when it defeated New England College, 111-101, Dec. 1, 2013.
11 WINS AND 12 YEARS AGO
With its 101-86 win over Mount Ida, Suffolk ran its victories to 11, marking the most wins in a season for the Rams since matching that number in the 2005-06 season when the Rams went 11-15 overall.
Suffolk looks to keep its home unbeaten streak intact as the Rams' conclude their regular season double features with the women's squad Thursday, Feb. 1. After the women's team hosts Anna Maria at 5 p.m., the men's team is set for a rematch with conference powerhouse Albertus Magnus at 8 p.m.