By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On Friday night, Monmouth University-New Jersey Hawks faces #18 Syracuse Orange. The Hawks are 1-1, while the Orange are 2-0.
This game will be played at the Carrier Dome with a 7 pm EST tip off. Even though the game will be played in Syracuse, N.Y., it is part of the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational.
The Orange won the only previous meeting in this series. They defeated the Hawks 108-56 on Dec. 8, 2012.
Monmouth lost their previous game to the South Carolina Gamecocks 70-69 in overtime. Their win came in a 78-65 win over the Drexel Dragons.
In their past 10 games, they only have three losses with two coming last season to Iona Gaels on March 7 and George Washington Colonials on March 21.
Syracuse has won their past two games over Colgate Raiders and Holy Cross Crusaders. They haven’t lost since losing to the North Carolina Tar Heels on April 2 in the NCAA March Madness Tournament.
In their past 10 games, they have a 6-4 record. Besides the Tar Heels loss, they also have another loss to North Carolina, the Florida State Seminoles and the Pittsburgh Panthers.
The Hawks are averaging 73.5 points per game. The Orange are averaging 86.5 per game.
Chris Brady leads Monmouth with 15.5 points per game. He also has 9 rebounds per contest, while Justin Robinson is averaging 4.5 assists.
Andrew White III leads Syracuse with 18 points per game. Tyler Lydon has 6 rebounds and John Gillon has 7.5 assists per contest.
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