Pioneers Close January With Sunday Matinee At Saint Francis U

Pioneers Close January With Sunday Matinee At Saint Francis U

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Sacred Heart Pioneers (7-15, 2-7 NEC) at Saint Francis U Red Flash (11-9, 5-4 NEC)

Sunday, Jan. 28 - 2:00 PM

DeGol Arena - Loretto, Pa.

Setting the Scene... SHU closes the Western Pennsylvania swing Sunday afternoon at Saint Francis U.

Catch the Game... Sunday's game will be available on NEC Front Row.

Last Time Out... SHU led at Robert Morris 46-42 with 9:24 to play Friday night, but a 19-2 Colonials run put RMU ahead 61-48 with 2:07 left. The Colonials went on to win 64-56. Sean Hoehn led SHU with 17 points, all of which came in the second half. Alex Watson and Kinnon LaRose each had 10 points. Dachon Burke led Robert Morris with 17 points. 

Hoehn's Big Second Half... Sean Hoehn scored all of his team-leading 17 points in the second half Friday night at Robert Morris. He was 6-of-13 from the field and made all five of his free throws. It was his seventh game this season with at least 15 points. Hoehn is fourth in the NEC in assists, averaging 4.32 per game. He is also second in the league in assist/turnover ratio at 1.83. Since the start of the new calendar year, Hoehn has a 3.1 assist/turnover ratio.

Lopez On The Glass... Senior foward Joseph Lopez is second in the NEC in rebounding at 9.1 boards per game. He is eight total rebounds behind Saint Francis U's Keith Braxton for the conference lead. Lopez has had at least six rebounds in 15 straight games dating back to Nov. 29 at UMass Lowell. In conference play, Lopez is averaging 12 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. He had 14 rebounds in the last meeting against Saint Francis U on Jan. 20.

High-Percentage Points... SHU has had at least 30 points in the paint in 10 of the last 12 games, with over 20 points in the paint in each of the last 10. The Pioneers are averaging 34.7 points per game in the paint this season, bolstering their .428 field goal percentage.

All-Time Vs. Saint Francis U... The Red Flash leads the all-time series with SHU 17-13. Saint Francis U has won each of the last three meetings, and eight of the last nine overall. The Pioneers' last win at DeGol Arena came on Jan. 19, 2013 when SHU defeated Saint Francis U 75-72.

Last Meeting... With the game tied 55-55 with 8:25 remaining on Jan. 20, Saint Francis U closed the game on an 18-5 run to defeat SHU at the Pitt Center 73-60. De'von Barnett and Kinnon LaRose each led the Pioneers with 12 points. Joseph Lopez had his second straight double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds. Jamaal King led the Red Flash, and all scorers, with 21 points.

Scouting Saint Francis U... The Red Flash are 5-4 in the NEC after Friday night's 91-61 loss to Wagner. It was Saint Francis U's third loss in the last four games. Wagner shot 55% from the field, as the Red Flash shot 40.9%. Jamaal King led Saint Francis U with 17 points, going 8-for-10 from the foul line. Keith Braxton, the NEC's leading rebounder at 9.2 per game, had 13 points and five rebounds. The Red Flash leads the NEC in scoring at 80.9 points per game.