Men's Basketball Raring to Outrace Assumption on Tuesday with Playoff Hopes Hanging in Balance

Charlie Russo attempts to drive toward the hoop against his opponent.

Southern New Hampshire (12-13, 8-12 NE10)
vs.
Assumption (7-20, 3-17 NE10)
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 8:05 p.m.
Stan Spirou Field House - Manchester, N.H.
Promotion: Senior Night

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Series: SNHU leads, 32-13
Last Meeting: SNHU 68, Assumption 53 (12/01/18 at Worcester, Mass.)

SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Last Time Out:
Franklin Pierce 80, SNHU 69 (02/23/19 at Rindge, N.H.)
Streak: Lost 3

Leading Scorers:
#11 Daquaise Andrews, Sr., G – 25/25  G/GS, 21.5 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 5.3 APG, 1.3 SPG, .432 FG%, .710 FT%
#22 Eamonn Joyce, Jr., F – 25/25 G/GS, 15.9 PPG, 6.2 RPG, .524 FG%, .429 3-FG%, .815 FT%
#10 Shawn Montague, Jr., G – 25/25 G/GS, 13.1 PPG, 8.9 RPG, 1.0 APG, 1.0 SPG, 1.4 BPG, .516 FG%
#4 Charlie Russo, Sr., G – 25/25  G/GS, 7.6 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 2.0 APG, .441 FG%, .451 3-FG%, .714 FT%

Notes: Southern New Hampshire will play its final regular-season game on Senior Night, after dropping its third straight contest at Franklin Pierce, 80-69, Saturday ... FPU led by 10 heading into the break and continued to control the game into the second half, ballooning the lead to 18 midway through the stanza ... the Penmen tried a final push, but would only get the deficit to 71-64 before a 9-1 run sealed it ... senior Daquaise Andrews (Queens, N.Y.) tallied 30 points (11-24 FG, 1-10 3-FG, 8-10 FT), four assists and three rebounds ... freshman Justin Lacy (Catskill, N.Y.) posted career-highs in points with 14 (7-16 FG) and rebounds with 10 for his first career double-double ... SNHU needs a victory and a Stonehill loss to Saint Anselm in order to clinch a spot in the Northeast-10 Championship.

ASSUMPTION    
Last Time Out:
Assumption 59, Stonehill 53 (02/23/19 at Worcester, Mass.)
Streak: Won 1

Leading Scorers:
#4 Matthew Kelly, So., G – 27/27 G/GS, 14.9 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 2.6 APG, 1.2 SPG, .469 FG%,.827 FT%
#13 Branislav Vujadinovic, Jr., G– 11/11  G/GS, 13.5 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 1.5 APG, 1.6 SPG, .496 FG%
#44 Damien Rance, R-Jr., F- 27/24 G/GS, 11.2 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 1.9 APG, .500 FG%, .810 FT%
#21 Cal Connelly, Fr., F – 27/27 G/GS, 9.7 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 1.0 APG, .419 FG%, .875 FT%

Notes: Assumption will wrap up its season looking to play spoiler for SNHU, after keeping the Penmen postseason hopes alive by defeating Stonehill, 59-53, Saturday ... the Greyhounds trailed by one at the intermission, but battled back in the second half, outscoring Stonehill, 27-20, to take the lead and secure the victory ... sophomore Matthew Kelly scored 16 points (6-15 FG, 4-4 FT), to go with four rebounds, two assists and two steals ... senior Nick Pasquale tallied 14 points (6-7 FG, 2-2 FT) and six rebounds.