TUESDAY, FEB. 12 // 7:00 PM
BOSTON - Sitting atop the GNAC standings, the Suffolk men's basketball team is set for three games over six days in the final week of the regular season. The Rams get their action going Tuesday, Feb. 12 when they host Lasell inside Regan Gymnasium as part of a Suffolk basketball doubleheader that tips off at 5 p.m. with the women entertaining Emmanuel.
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For the third and final 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 unbeaten 2-0 when playing in a doubleheader with the Rams' women's team.
LAST TIME OUT
Five Rams provided double figures to anchor the Suffolk men's basketball team to an 86-77 decision over Rivier Saturday afternoon at Muldoon Gymnasium.
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Suffolk rides a five-game win streak into Tuesday's tilt that put the Rams at 16-6 on the year, the most wins in a season since 2001-02. In conference contests, the blue-and-gold holds a 7-1 league ledger, good for first in the conference standings.
The Rams' 78.1 ppg offense sees five student-athletes notch double digits in Thomas Duffy (15.3 ppg), Brendan Mulson (12.8 ppg), Michael Hagopian (12.5 ppg), Alex Jacovides (11.2 ppg) and Steven DiPrizio (10.7 ppg).
Defensively, the trio of DiPrizio (7.0 rpg), Duffy (5.1 rpg) and Mulson (4.7 rpg) pace Suffolk's 37.1 rpg effort.
Lasell fell in back-to-back games to dip to 6-17 on the year and 4-5 against conference counterparts.
The Lasers' 73.3 ppg offense is led by Stefan Masciarelli's 24.0 ppg with the junior guard shooting at a 43.8 percent clip from the field and playing 37.4 minutes per outing. Kevin Nunez supplies 16.0 ppg to the offense, which also receives help from Dylan Murry (12.1 ppg) as well.
Nunez is the main ingredient to Lasell's 37.1 rpg performance with the sophomore guard grabbing 7.8 rpg. Vic Collazo adds 6.4 rpg to the strength on the boards.
WE MEET AGAIN
Michael Hagopian secured his spot among Suffolk's men's basketball elite Dec. 4 at Lasell as the senior eclipsed the 1000-point milestone. The grand marker was not enough, however, as the Rams fell to the Laers, 68-64, in non-conference action at the Athletic Center.
INSIDE THE SERIES
- Suffolk and Lasell will meet for the second time this season after battling in non-conference action Dec. 4, 2018.
- The Rams fell to the Lasers, 68-64, in the first meeting this year to move to 7-16 against Lasell all-time.
- Suffolk is 2-7 against Lasell with Jeff Juron on the bench.
Suffolk wraps up its regular-season schedule Thursday, Feb. 14 when it welcomes Saint Joseph (Conn.) for a 7 p.m. Valentine's Day tilt.