Men's Hoop Will Try Avenging Last Season's Regional Loss at Southern Connecticut on Friday in NE10 First Round Meeting

Northeast-10 Championship First Round
#5 NE Southern New Hampshire (15-11, 11-10 NE10)
vs.
#4 SW Southern Connecticut (15-11, 11-9 NE10)
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 7 p.m.
Moore Fieldhouse - New Haven, Conn.

 

  

Schedule/Results
Roster
Statistics
Schedule/Results
Roster
Statistics

 

Series: SNHU leads 52-23
Last Meeting: So. Connecticut 75, SNHU 70 (01/16/18 at New Haven, Conn.)

SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Last Time Out: SNHU 79, Assumption 75 (02/20/18 at Worcester, Mass.) 
Streak: Won 2
Leading Scorers:
#3 Chris Walters, Sr., F – 26/26 G/GS, 24.3 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 2.2 APG, 1.7 SPG, 1.7 BPG, .499 FG%, .451 3-FG%, .855 FT%
#11 Daquaise Andrews, Jr., G – 26/26 G/GS, 18.1 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 3.1 APG, 1.9 SPG, .476 FG%
#10 Dimitri Floras, Sr., G – 24/24 G/GS, 13.5 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 3.2 APG, 1.5 SPG, .411 FG%, .789 FT%
#4 Charlie Russo, Jr., G – 24/24 G/GS, 7.9 PPG, 2.3 RPG, .453 FG%, .434  3-FG%, .857 FT%  

Notes: The Penmen enter the NE10 Championship first round contest after defeating Assumption, 79-75, in their regular season finale on Tuesday ... Southern New Hampshire used an early 28-9 rush to go up 35-16 with less than eight minutes remaining in the opening half and held its largest lead of the contest at 62-41 with 11:43 to play in the game ... Assumption would whittle the deficit to 13 a minute-and-a-half later before a 13-4 rush slashed the gap to a pair at 77-75 with just over a minute on the clock ... following a Penmen turnover and Assumption miss at the other end, two free throws with six seconds left sealed it ... senior Chris Walters (Stamford, Conn.) and junior Daquaise Andrews (Queens, N.Y.) led the offensive charge, as they combined for 44 points in the victory ... Walters had 24 points (7-11 FG, 4-5 3-FG, 6-7 FT) and eight boards, while Andrews posted 20 points (9-15 FG, 2-4 FT) eight rebounds and a career-high seven steals. ... senior Dimitri Floras (Merrimack, N.H.) rounded out the double-figure scorers for the Penmen with 13 points (4-8 FG, 1-2 3-FG, 4-4 FT), and a career-best seven assists ... the Penmen have not bowed out in the first round of the NE10 Championship since 2008.

SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT
Last Time Out
: Pace 67, So. Connecticut 60 (02/20/18 at Pleasantville, N.Y.)
Streak: Lost 1
Leading Scorers:
#01 Isaiah McLeod, Jr., G – 26/26 G/GS, 19.9 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 2.5 APG, 0.2 BPG, .430 FG%, .380 3-FG%, .770 FT%
#34 Jerry Luckett, Sr., F – 26/26 G/GS, 14.6 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 0.7 APG, 0.5 SPG, 0.2 BPG, .450 FG%, .760 FT%
#10 Ulyen Coleman, Fr., G – 26/26 G/GS, 13.5 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 1.6 APG, .420 FG%, .430 3-FG%, .780 FT%
#13 Taurus Adams II, So., F – 22/5 G/GS, 8.9 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 0.6 APG, .550 FG%, .630 FT%

Notes: Southern Connecticut had won eight of its last nine before closing the regular season with a 67-60 loss at Pace on Saturday ... an 11-0 run left the Owls up by three at the half, but with the game tied at 56-all at the 2:13 mark, Pace would embark on a 9-2 stretch over the next 1:43 that put the game away ... junior Isaiah McLeod led the Owls with 20 points (8-21 FG, 3-7 3-FG, 1-1 FT), while sophomore Taurus Adams II recorded his first double-double of the season with 18 points (8-15 FG, 2-2 FT) and 10 rebounds.