TUESDAY, FEB. 5 // 7:00 PM
BOSTON - With just two weeks remaining in the regular season, the Suffolk men's basketball team is in store for a critical matchup with Boston and GNAC rival Emmanuel Tuesday, Feb. 5. Tip-off between the top league teams is scheduled for 7 p.m. inside Regan Gymnasium.
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LAST TIME OUT
The Suffolk men's basketball team knocked down 18 buckets from behind-the-arc and shot 51.4 percent from downtown to defeat Colby Sawyer, 86-78, Saturday afternoon inside Regan Gymnasium.
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Suffolk sits one game back from first-place in the league standings with a 5-1 league ledger behind Emmanuel's 6-1 conference mark.
Suffolk has strung together three league triumphs to improve to 14-6 on the year and 5-1 against conference counterparts.
The Rams have used a well-balanced attack to lead to their success this season. Thomas Duffy's 15.1 ppg anchors five players who produce double figures in points to consistently contribute to the blue-and-golds 77.2 ppg offensive output. Brendan Mulson is second on the squad with 13.3 ppg with Michael Hagopian's 12.6 ppg rounding out the top three threats. Steven DiPrizio and Alex Jacovides complete the five double digit scorers for Suffolk with 10.4 ppg and 10.0 ppg, respectively.
On the glass, the threesome of DiPrizio (7.3 rpg), Duffy (5.0 rpg) and Mulson (5.0 rpg) lead the way for the Rams' 37.4 rpg effort.
Emmanuel returned to the win column Saturday afternoon when it took down Saint Joseph's (Maine), 101-87, to move to 15-5 on the season and 6-1 in conference action.
A trio of players paces the Saints an 84.4 ppg offense in Emmett Riddick (15.9 ppg), Joe Tamburro (14.3 ppg) and Marcus Fox (13.3 ppg).
Isaiah Ruffen's 11.2 rpg leads the way on the boards. The senior guard is on the verge of averaging a double-double as he adds 9.3 ppg to the offense. Fox chips in 6.3 rpg to Emmanuel's 44.1 rpg performance.
INSIDE THE SERIES
- Suffolk has taken down Emmanuel in three straight meetings to move to 11-24 all-time versus the Saints.
- The Rams sport a 4-2 record against the Saints under Jeff Juron's leadership.
Suffolk takes its talents to the Granite State Saturday, Feb. 9 when it visits Rivier for a 1 p.m. clash.