SUU Men’s Basketball Returns To Action Thursday Against Northern Arizona

first_img Tags: NAU Basketball/SUU Basketball Written by Brad James January 15, 2020 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Returns To Action Thursday Against Northern Arizona FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Thursday, Southern Utah men’s basketball (10-5, 3-1 in Big Sky Conference action) hosts the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks  (7-7, 1-4 in Big Sky play) as the conference season ensues for both squads.SUU is currently tied for second place in the conference standings with Northern Colorado with Montana, at 5-1, currently leading the Big Sky standings.Thunderbirds head coach Todd Simon is 46-68 (.404) at the helm of the SUU program and is easily having his best season to date presently, his fourth campaign.The Thunderbirds score 74.5 points per game which ranks SUU 113th nationally in scoring offense.Junior guard John Knight III (13.2 points per game) is currently SUU’s leading scorer.Fellow double digit scorers on-average this season for the Thunderbirds include redshirt senior guard/forward Cameron Oluyitan (13.1 points, 5.1 rebounds per game, team-bests in assists [34] and steals [21]) and redshirt senior forward Dwayne Morgan (11.2 points per game).Sophomore guard Harrison Butler averages a team-best 7.7 rebounds per game and redshirt senior center, Senegalese national, Daouda (David) N’Diaye has a team-best 19 blocked shots.The Thunderbirds surrender 63.3 points per game, ranking them 57th nationally in scoring defense.SUU out-rebounds opponents by a +7.4 margin (25th nationally) per game (39.5-32.1 on-average on the glass).The Lumberjacks are coached by Shane Burcar (7-7, .500) who wends his way through his first season as a Division I men’s basketball head coach.Northern Arizona scores 72.1 points per game, ranking the Lumberjacks 169th nationally in scoring offense.Sophomore guard Cameron Shelton (12.9 points, 6.5 rebounds per game) is Northern Arizona’s leader in scoring and assists (56) on the season.Also scoring in double figures on-average for the Lumberjacks are senior forward Brooks DeBisschop (10.6 points, a team-best 7.5 rebounds on the season, tied for the team lead in steals [17] with junior guard Cameron Satterwhite and leading the squad in blocked shots with 10), senior guard Ted McCree (10.2 points per game) and redshirt sophomore guard Luke Avdalovic (10 points per game).The Lumberjacks surrender 67.6 points per game, ranking Northern Arizona 149th nationally in scoring defense.The Thunderbirds lead the series against Northern Arizona 14-13 all-time.last_img read more


first_imgA young Donegal man who developed epilepsy after one punch has slammed the ‘soft’ sentence handed down to his attacker.Ryan Gormley: JailedDenis Keenan from Letterkenny suffered brain injuries after an unprovoked attack by Ryan Gormley.Gormley, 25, punched Mr Keenan outside the Four Lanterns takeaway in December 2011. The victim, 29, spent 15 days in hospital and has not been able to work since the incident.Gormley, of Ballyare, Ramleton, was sentenced to three months in prison but that last 18 months were suspended by Judge Keenan Johnson.Victim Keenan said his attacker will be free in 18 months but he will have to serve a life sentence with his injuries.Eighteen months was too short for what he did to me. He will be out soon, nit I will be paying the cost for the rest of my life. “I was expecting him to get more – maybe the full three term or four years,” he said.Denis said he was a completely different person before the attack.“This has ruined my whole future. My memory has been affected, which is very frustrating, and I have awful moods swings which come out of the blue,” he said.As well as the mood swings, Denis has failed to get a full night’s sleep and some of his taste buds are not working .He added “People are not getting the jail sentences they deserve. My case could have been worse and I was lucky to come through it. My attacker apologised to me in court but it meant nothing to me,” he said. ‘MY ATTACKER WILL BE FREED BUT I’M SERVING LIFE SENTENCE’ – VICTIM was last modified: March 16th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:attackDenis Keenandonegalletterkennyone punchRyan Gormleylast_img read more