Sacred Heart Pioneers (6-12, 1-4 NEC) at St. Francis Terriers (6-11, 3-2 NEC)
Saturday, Jan. 13 - 4:00 PM
Pope Physical Education Center - Brooklyn Heights, N.Y.
Setting the Scene... SHU looks to snap a three-game losing streak Saturday afternoon when the Pioneers take on St. Francis Brooklyn.
Catch the Game... Saturday's game will be available on NEC Front Row.
Last Time Out... SHU cut a 17-point second-half deficit to four with less than five minutes to go Thursday night, but couldn't get any closet to the Mountaineers in an 81-75 loss at Knott Arena. De'von Barnett led SHU in scoring with 19 points. Mario Matasovic had a double-double of 12 points and a career-high 14 rebounds. Junior Robinson led all scorers with 23 points.
Matasovic Double-Doubles Up... Redshirt-Senior forward Mario Matasovic recorded his second double-double of the season Thursday night at Mount St. Mary's. Matasovic had 12 points and a career-high 14 rebounds. He has scored in double figures in six straight games, and in seven of the last eight. Matasovic is averaging a team-high 14.8 points per game in NEC play.
High-Percentage Points... SHU tied a season-high 50 points in the paint Thursday night at Mount St. Mary's. The Pioneers also had 50 points in the paint in their win at UMass Lowell on Nov. 29, a game in which SHU had its highest field goal percentage of the season at 56.1%.
Barnett's March To 1,000... Redshirt-Senior De'von Barnett scored a season-high 19 points Thursday night to lead SHU in scoring at Mount St. Mary's. He now has 924 points, putting him 76 away from 1,000 for his career. In the last five games, Barnett has shot 63.2% from the field while averaging 11 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.
Rad(z) Start To NEC Play... Sophomore guard Zach Radz had his third double-figure scoring effort in the last five games Thursday night. Radz tied a career-high with three three-pointers in scoring 13 points at Mount St. Mary's in a career-high 30 minutes. The sophomore is averaging 8.2 points per game in NEC play.
All-Time Vs. St. Francis Brooklyn... The Terriers lead the series against the Pioneers 21-12. St. Francis Brooklyn's win on Dec. 29 at the Pitt Center snapped a three-game winning streak in the series for SHU. The Terriers have won 13 of the 17 meetings in Brooklyn Heights.
Last Meeting... St. Francis Brooklyn made 14 three-pointers on Dec. 29, 2017 to open NEC play with a 73-68 win at the Pitt Center over SHU. Mario Matasovic led the Pioneers with 17 points and nine rebounds. De'von Barnett and Zach Radz each had 11 points. Rasheem Dunn led five Terriers in double figures with 16 points.
Scouting St. Francis Brooklyn... The Terriers moved to 3-2 in the NEC Thursday night with a 77-60 win over Central Connecticut at the Pope Center. Rasheem Dunn made five three-pointers on his way to a team-high 21 points. St. Francis Brooklyn was 16-for-35 from the three-point arc against the Blue Devils.