TUESDAY, JAN. 22 // 6:00 PM
BOSTON – The Suffolk men's basketball team, who is currently on a six-game win streak, wraps up a three-game road trip Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Regis. Tip-off between the GNAC foes is set for 6 p.m.
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LAST TIME OUT
The Suffolk men's basketball team won its sixth straight outing as the Rams' held off Anna Maria's comeback to take down the AMCATs, 75-65, at Fuller Gym Jan. 17.
Suffolk's longest win streak since 2001 put the Rams 11-5 overall and 2-0 against conference counterparts. The Rams opened league play with back-to-back wins for the first time under Jeff Juron's guidance and first since 2014-15.
The blue-and-gold's success is thanks in large part to a well-balanced attack, which averages 78.4 ppg as a team. Thomas Duffy's 14.2 ppg leads the way with the junior guard being one of five Rams producing double digits in points. Michael Hagopian's 13.3 ppg is good for second on the squad with Brendan Mulson (12.7 ppg), Alex Jacovides (10.7 ppg) and Steven DiPrizio (10.0 ppg) rounding out the five.
Defensively, DiPrizio's 6.8 rpg anchors Suffolk's rpg effort. In conference contests, the junior forward averages 10.5 rpg. Overall the Rams are outrebounding their foes by a 3.4 margin. Mulson and Duffy are also consistent contributors on the glass with 5.1 rpg and 4.4 rpg, respectively.
Regis found its way back into the win column with a 10-point victory over Lasell Saturday to move to 7-11 on the season and 2-2 against conference competition.
Ademola Afonja and Shawn Wedderburn are the top threats both offensively and defensively for the Pride. The former holds a team-best 17.0 ppg to go with 5.9 rpg, while the latter provides a team-high 7.1 rpg and 9.4 ppg, good for third on the team. Jordan Seldon's 9.9 ppg adds a spark to the team's 74.4 ppg offensive effort as well.
WE MEET AGAIN
The Suffolk men's basketball team put on a show for its home crowd in its first action inside Regan Gymnasium of 2019 as the Rams ran past Regis, 82-52, in non-conference action Jan. 9.
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INSIDE THE SERIES
- Suffolk's 82-52 offensive onslaught of the Pride earlier this season marked the Rams' first-ever win over Regis.
- The Rams are 1-2 all-time versus the Pride in a series that began in 2017-18.
- All of the Suffolk, Regis meetings have taken place with Jeff Juron on the Rams' bench.
Suffolk returns to the friendly confines of Regan Gymnasium Thursday, Jan. 24 for its first-ever meeting with the Jim Calhoun's Blue Jays of Saint Joseph (Conn.). The Rams tip-off is set for 7 p.m., following Suffolk's women's contest versus Anna Maria, which is scheduled for a 5 p.m. start.