SATURDAY, DEC. 29 // 1:00 PM
SUNDAY, DEC. 30 // 1:00 PM
BOSTON – The Suffolk men's basketball team is set for a trip south as the Rams take their talents to the Naples Shootout Dec. 29-30. Over the two-day tournament, the Rams will face fresh competition in Luther and Wells.
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LAST TIME OUT
Suffolk men's basketball put together a well-balanced team effort to cruise past Roger Williams, 83-51, in its fall semester finale Dec. 11 at Regan Gymnasium.
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Suffolk went one-game above .500 with its victory over Roger Williams and heads south with a 5-4 overall record.
The Rams big three of Thomas Duffy (16.3 ppg), Brendan Mulson (14.7 ppg) and Michael Hagopian (11.4 ppg) lead the way in each category for Suffolk and are the main threats when it comes to scoring. Duffy also has a knack for setting up shots with a team-high 3.6 apg. Mulson, meanwhile, is the top force on the boards with 5.3 rpg to his credit with Steven DiPrizio and Duffy each grabbing 4.8 rpg apiece.
Luther rides a two-game win streak into the tournament and sits 4-4 on the year.
Jared Nicolaisen's 18.9 ppg paces the Norse's 78.5 ppg offensive output with Gage Thompson contributing 12.6 ppg to the cause. The two are also the top on the glass with 4.7 rpg and 4.8 rpg, respectively.
INSIDE THE SERIES
- Saturday's showdown marks the first-ever meeting between Suffolk and Luther.
One of Wells' two wins came prior to the holidays with the Express defeating Keuka, 78-68, to move to 2-5 on the year.
Rich Ross is the main catalyst for the 65.4 ppg offense as the senior guard is just shy of averaging 20 points per game coming in with 19.3 ppg. Jalen Tribble also chips in double digits with 14.7 ppg. Tribble is trouble for opponents on the glass with the sophomore forward grabbing a team-best 7.0 rpg. Ross contributes 5.4 rpg to Wells' 31.3 rpg effort.
INSIDE THE SERIES
- Suffolk and Wells will meet for the first-time.
Suffolk is put on hold once again until after the New Year. The Rams return to action at UMass Boston Thursday, Jan. 3 with a 3 p.m. tip-off in store for the Boston rivals.