SATURDAY, FEB. 2 // 3:00 PM
BOSTON - The Suffolk men's basketball team wraps up a Rams' basketball doubleheader Saturday, Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. when Colby Sawyer stops by Regan Gymnasium. The women's team opens the action at 1 p.m. versus Simmons. Prior to both contests, Suffolk will honor the playing careers of the members of the Class of 2019. The men will recognize Steven DiPrizio, Jim Djema, Michael Hagopianand Kevin Querusio.
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For the second time this season Suffolk's men's and women's squads will tip-off inside Regan Gymnasium on the same day. This year, the men's team is 1-0 when playing in a doubleheader with the Rams' women's team.
LAST TIME OUT
The Suffolk men's basketball team outlasted Saint Joseph's (Maine), 80-78, in a hard-fought GNAC battle Wednesday evening at the Harold Alfond Center.
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Suffolk is one of just two teams with a single loss in the GNAC standings as the Rams hold a 4-1 league ledger and a 13-6 overall mark.
The Rams' 76.7 ppg offense is well-balanced with five student-athletes averaging double figures in Thomas Duffy (14.0 ppg), Brendan Mulson (13.1 ppg), Micahel Hagopian (12.8 ppg), Alex Jacovides (12.8 ppg) and Steven DiPrizio (10.5 ppg).
A trio of the top five scorers is also the go-getters on the glass with DiPrizio's 7.0 rpg anchoring the pack. Mulson and Duffy contribute 5.1 rpg and 4.9 rpg, respectively, to Suffolk's 37.5 rpg effort.
Colby Sawyer has coupled back-to-back wins together to improve to 11-9 on the year and 5-2 in conference contests.
The Chargers offense, which has produced 101.0 ppg over the last two games, averages 85.5 ppg and is led by Patrick Coffey's 17.9 ppg. Dana Bean chips in 16.3 ppg and Jourdain Bell adds 15.9 ppg to complete the top three scorers.
Defensively, Dana's 8.8 rpg anchors Colby Sawyer's 41.5 rpg. Nate Trevino pitches in 6.2 rpg to the effort with KJ Synvrit rounding out the top three rebounders with 6.0 rpg to his credit.
INSIDE THE SERIES
- Suffolk and Colby Sawyer renew a rivalry that dates back to 1991 and will meet for the first time since 1995.
- The Rams trail the all-time series with the Chargers, 1-3, and are on a three-game losing skid versus CSC.
- Suffolk's first and only win over the Chargers came in the series opener Feb. 14, 19991, 80-65 in Boston.
- The Rams and Chargers will clash for the first time in the Jeff Juron era.
Suffolk remains at home next week when it welcomes Emmanuel to Regan Gymnasium for a Tuesday, Feb. 5 tilt. Game time is set for 7 p.m.