SUU Men’s Basketball Returns To Action Against Idaho

first_img Written by January 6, 2021 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Returns To Action Against Idaho Tags: SUU Men’s Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Thursday and Saturday, Southern Utah University men’s basketball (7-1, 2-0 in Big Sky Conference) returns to action by hosting the Idaho Vandals (0-7, 0-4 in Big Sky play).The Thunderbirds, who went 5-1 in non-conference play, posted their best record in non-league competition in their Division I history (1988-89-present).SUU scores 84.6 points per game, ranking the Thunderbirds 22nd nationally in scoring offense. Defensively, the Thunderbirds surrender 67.4 points per contest. This ranks SUU 114th nationally in scoring defense.Junior guard Tevian Jones (18.1 points per game) is the Thunderbirds’ leading scorer.Also scoring in double figures on-average for SUU are junior forward Maizen Fausett (13.9 points per game) who is the Thunderbirds’ leader in rebounds (6.8 boards per game), senior guard John Knight III (12.9 points per game and the squad’s leader in assists [37] and steals [13]) and senior guard Dre Marin (10.3 points per game).The Thunderbirds’ blocked shots leader is Croatian national, redshirt senior forward/center Ivan Madunic, who has 8 blocks.SUU is coached by fifth-year head coach Todd Simon, who is 60-79 (.432) at the helm of the program.Idaho scores 60 points per game, tying the Vandals for 326th nationally in scoring offense with Fairfield, Washington and IUPUI.The Vandals give up 75.3 points per contest, ranking Idaho 258th nationally in scoring defense.Idaho’s leading scorer is senior forward Scott Blakney, who scores 12.7 points per game.The only other Vandal to score in double figures is sophomore guard Gabe Quinnett, who scores 10.7 points per contest.Freshman forward Tanner Christensen is the Vandals’ leader on the glass, posting 4.4 rebounds per contest. Christensen’s 4 blocks also lead Idaho.Australian national, freshman guard Hunter-Jack Madden, leads Idaho in assists (18) and is tied for the team lead in steals (6) with senior guards Damen Thacker and Chance Garvin.Idaho is coached by Zac Claus, who is 8-31 (.205) in his second season.The Thunderbirds lead the all-time series 15-11.In news released from the athletic department Wednesday, attendance at these games will be limited to a player’s pass list.Announcements concerning future plans of the SUU athletic department will be made at a later date. Brad Jameslast_img read more

Mikel Denies Donating $30,000 to Dream Team VI

first_imgWondering why the writer thinks that the players are hungry that needed his money, Mikel asked: “Tell me the players who are in this team that are so hungry that will be looking up to me for survival? Is it (William) Ekong, (Oghenekaro) Etebo, (Shehu) Abdulahi, (Daniel) Akpeyi, (Kingsley) Madu, (Okechukwu) Azubuike or (Stanley) Amuzie, who are my team-mates in the Super Eagles, that I will be donating to, or other players who are plying their trade abroad and are doing well for themselves? To me, this is just mere distraction that won’t help this team going into a major tournament like the Olympics.”The Chelsea FC ace then appealed to the sporting press and Nigerians generally to rally round the team and wish the players and officials well as they get ready for the men’s football tournament of the Rio Olympics.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Captain of Team Nigeria to the Rio Olympics, John Mikel Obi, has denied media reports making the rounds in Nigeria that he gave 30,000 dollars to his team-mates in the Under-23 team presently camping in Atlanta, USA.Speaking from the team’s camp at the Hyatt Place, the Super Eagles captain was furious: “I was first told of this unfortunate story by a friend who called me from Nigeria. I thought he was joking until he sent me the link.“I don’t know the source of this story which to me is all out to divide us as a team. I would have thought that stories that should be coming out in the media are stories that will unite the team instead of dividing us. Our target in Rio is to excel, but if they continue like this, then I wonder how we can be united.”last_img read more