SATURDAY, FEB. 9 // 1:00 PM
BOSTON - Suffolk men's basketball takes its four-game win streak onto the road Saturday, Feb. 9 when the Rams stop by Rivier for a 1 p.m. GNAC matchup.
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LAST TIME OUT
Four different Rams produced double figures to help the Suffolk men's basketball team take down Boston and GNAC rival Emmanuel, 90-81, Tuesday night inside Regan Gymnasium. With the win, Suffolk slides into first-place in the conference standings.
Suffolk has strung together four victories to match its triumphs from a year ago, 15-6, and move to 6-1 against conference counterparts, which puts the blue-and-gold atop the league standings.
The Rams' 77.8 ppg offense sees five players produce double digit points in Thomas Duffy (15.3 ppg), Michael Hagopian (12.9 ppg), Brendan Mulson (12.9 ppg), Alex Jacovides (10.9 ppg) and Steven DiPrizio (10.6 ppg).
On the defensive end, Suffolk grabs 37.0 rpg as a team, outrebounding its foes by a 2.8 margin. DiPrizio's 7.1 rpg anchors the blue-and-gold with Duffy and Mulson providing 4.9 rpg and 4.8 rpg, respectively.
Rivier has struggled this season, finding the win column just once, Nov. 10 versus Lesley (87-61), to sit at 1-21 on the season and winless, 0-9, in league play.
The Raiders are putting up 69.5 ppg with Nate Hale and Issaiah Chappell combining for nearly half that. Hale leads the way with 17.8 ppg while Chappell chips in 13.8 ppg.
The duo paces the pack on the glass as well. Hale averages 3.8 rpg with Chappell pitching in 3.2 rpg. Isaiah Marks adds 3.3 rpg to the boards. Overall, Rivier grabs 32.2 rpg.
INSIDE THE SERIES
- Suffolk sits 23-14 all-time versus Rivier.
- The Rams have won three straight against the Raiders including an 84-57 triumph last season in Boston.
- Suffolk sits 4-1 against Rivier with Jeff Juron on the bench.
Suffolk has a three-game week in store in the final week of the regular season. The Rams' action opens up against Lasell Tuesday, Feb. 12. The 7 p.m. tip-off between Suffolk and the Lasers follows the Rams' women's 5 p.m. battle with Emmanuel.