Hoehn and Radz Combine for 51 Points to Lead Men's Basketball Past Robert Morris, 87-63

Hoehn and Radz Combine for 51 Points to Lead Men's Basketball Past Robert Morris, 87-63

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - The Sacred Heart University men's basketball extended its win-streak to two games by defeating NEC-foe Robert Morris, 87-63 at home Thursday evening at the Pitt Center. The win improves the Pioneers' record to 14-16 overall and 10-7 in league play, while the Colonials drop to 15-15 on the year and 10-7 in NEC action.

The Pioneers had four players score in double-figures, with Sean Hoehn's 31 points leading the way. Zach Radz scored a career-high 20 points off the bench in the win, while E.J. Anosike added 13 points and 11 rebounds for the double-double.

SCORE  

SHU 87 / Robert Morris 63

RECORDS

SHU (14-16) (10-7 NEC) | Robert Morris (15-15) (10-7 NEC)

LOCATION

Coach Bike Court at the Pitt Center / Fairfield, Conn.

PIONEERS STATISTICAL LEADERS

  • Points: Hoehn 31, Radz 20, Anosike 13, Clarke 10

  • Rebounds: Anosike 11

  • Assists: Parker 11

  • Steals: Hoehn 3

  • Blocks: Spellman 3

FIRST HALF

  • The Pioneers used the opening 4:52 of the game to go on a 14-2 run

  • After the Colonials cut the SHU lead to 14-6 with 13:57 remaining, the Pioneers answered with a 22-10 run to push its lead to 36-16 with 5:35 remaining in the half

  • With SHU leading 36-18, the Pioneers used the final 3:48 of the half to go on a 9-4 run to take a 45-22 lead into the break

  • Sean Hoehn led all scorers with 17 first-half points

  • The Pioneers shot 54.8% in the first half and held Robert Morris to 29.8% shooting

  • The Colonials' 22 first-half points are the second-least amount of points that the Pioneers have allowed in a first half this season

SECOND HALF

  • Robert Morris outscored the Pioneers 17-9 to open the half and cut the SHU lead to 54-39 with 14:04 left in the half

  • The Pioneers responded with an 11-4 run to push its lead to 65-43 with 10:13 left in the contest

  • Hoehn scored eight of the 11 points on the run, including back-to-back three-pointers on consecutive possessions

  • After the Colonials cut the SHU lead to 64-59, the Pioneers closed the game on a 23-4 run to secure the 87-63 win

NOTES

  • The win over Robert Morris snaps a six-game losing streak against the Colonials, dating back to the 2015-16 season

  • Sean Hoehn led the way with a game-high 31 points

  • Hoehn scored 17 of his 31 points in the first half

  • Hoehn has scored double-figure points in 26 of the Pioneers' 30 games, leading the team in scoring in 14 games

  • Hoehn has scored 20 or more points in 11 games and 30 or more points in three games this year

  • Hoehn has scored 1,335 career points, which is tied for 23rd on the program's all-time scoring list

  • Zach Radz added a career-high 20 points off the bench

  • Radz shot 8-for-10 from the field and 2-for-3 from deep

  • It was the second-consecutive game where he reached double-figure points off the bench

  • Radz has reached double-figure points in five games

  • E.J. Anosike tallied 13 points and 11 rebounds in the win

  • It was Anosike's sixth double-double of the season and eighth of his career

  • Aaron Clarke added 10 points off the bench

  • Clarke scored all 10 points in the first half

  • Clarke has tallied double-figure points off the bench in seven NEC games this season

  • Cameron Parker tallied 11 assists in the win

  • Parker has registered 10 or more assists in seven games this season and has done so in back-to-back contests

  • Parker has totaled 206 assists so far this season, making him the first SHU player to record 200 assists in a single-season since Phil Gaetano dished 222 during the 2012-13 season

  • Parker's 206 assists is the highest single-season assist total in the NEC in the previous five seasons, surpassing Wagner's Jojo Cooper's total of 201 from the 2017-18 season

UPCOMING GAME

Sacred Heart will be back in action on Saturday Mar. 2, when the Pioneers play host to Saint Francis University at 3:30 p.m. for Senior Day to close the regular season.