SUU Men’s Basketball Prepares For Two Upcoming Games

first_img Written by November 27, 2019 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Prepares For Two Upcoming Games FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah/LOS ANGELES-This week, Southern Utah men’s basketball (3-3) returns to the hardwood for a pair of games.Friday, the Thunderbirds host West Coast Baptist of the National Christian College Athletic Association followed by a Sunday game at Loyola Marymount. The Eagles keep no stats themselves, but Weber State routed them 130-50 November 19 at the Dee Events Center.Under head coach Todd Simon (39-66, .371 at SUU), the Thunderbirds are seeing marked improvements in his fourth season at the helm.SUU scores 75.2 points per game as they are tied for 125th nationally in scoring offense with Saint Francis Brooklyn.Redshirt senior forward Dwayne Morgan (14.2 points, 5 rebounds per game), junior guard John Knight III (12.5 points per game, a team-best 16 assists) and redshirt junior guard Jakolby Long (10.4 points, 3.2 rebounds per game) each score in double figures on average for the Thunderbirds. Morgan also has a team-best six blocked shots for SUU.The Thunderbirds are tied for 155th nationally in scoring defense (67.2 points per game) with Boston College.Redshirt senior guard/forward Cameron Oluyitan has a team-best 12 steals for SUU.The Loyola Marymount Lions are coached by Mike Dunlap who is 72-91 (.442) in his sixth season at the helm.Loyola Marymount scores 70.7 points per game, tying the Lions for 216th nationally in scoring offense with Pacific and South Carolina.Junior guard/forward Eli Scott (a team-best 14 points and 5.7 rebounds per game and a team-best 35 assists) and sophomore forward, Bulgarian national Ivan Alipiev (13.7 points, 5 rebounds per game, a team-best six steals) score in double figures on average for the Lions.The Lions surrender 69.2 points per game, ranking them 191st nationally in scoring defense.Freshman forward, Brazilian national Jonathan Dos Anjos, leads the squad in blocked shots with 5.The Lions lead the Thunderbirds 1-0 all-time as Loyola Marymount prevailed over SUU 75-68 December 8, 2016. Tags: Loyola Marymount basketball/Southern Utah basketball Brad Jameslast_img

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