December 1, 2012

Pioneers Host Colgate Raiders in Saturday Matinee

Full Game Notes

Setting the Scene... The Pioneers host the Colgate Raiders Saturday afternoon in the William H. Pitt Center. SHU is looking to rebound from a tough 74-70 loss to Seattle in the championship game of the Washington Dental Thanksgiving Tournament. Seattle University used a late 11-4 run and held off a Sacred Heart rally in the closing seconds to come away with the win. Morgan Merriman and Gabrielle Washington were named to the All- Tournament team for strong offensive performances. The Raiders come into Saturday's game having lost their last two games, falling to Drexel 51-33 in the consolation round of the LIU Turkey Classic and UCONN 101-41.

Series Notes... Saturday marks the fourth meeting between the Pioneers and Colgate.
- Sacred Heart leads the series 2-1
- The Pioneers have won the last match ups
- Last season was the first time the teams met as Division I members

SHU Against the Patriot League... Sacred Heart is 11-13 all-time against Patriot League opponents.
- The Pioneers won their only game against the Patriot League last year, topping 
Lehigh 68-51 at home in the William H. Pitt Center
- SHU has face Colgate (2-1), Army (1-4), Bucknell (1-2), Holy Cross (0-1), Lafayette (4-1) and Lehigh (3-4). They have never played American and Navy.