Preview: Sacred Heart @ #9 Arizona

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

On Friday night, the Sacred Heart Pioneers face #9 Arizona Wildcats. The Pioneers are 1-1, while the Wildcats are 2-0.

The Pioneers have a win at home and a loss on the road. The Wildcats have a win at home and a loss at a neutral site game.

This is the first meeting between the two teams. This game will be broadcasted live at 10 pm on the Pac 12 Network in the Continental Tires Las Vegas Invitational at the McKale Center.

Sacred Heart began the season with a loss to the Fairfield Stags 85-63 on Nov. 11. Then, they defeated the Hofstra Pride 90-86 on Nov. 15.

In their past 10 games dating back to last season, they won six games.

Arizona began the season with a 65-63 win over #12 Michigan State Spartans. Then, they won 78-66 over the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners.

In their past 10 games, including last season, they also have six wins.

Sacred Heart is averaging 76.5 points per game, while Arizona is averaging 71.5.

Quincy McKnight is leading the Pioneers with 16.5 points. Joseph Lopez is averaging 10.5 rebounds and Charles Tucker has 3 assists.

Lauri Markkanen leads the Wildcats with 19.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. Parker Jackson-Cartwright is averaging 4.0 assists.

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