Men's Basketball Hosts Brown In 'Take Back the Night' Home Opener on SNY

Koreem Ozier (Credit: Steve McLaughlin)
Koreem Ozier (Credit: Steve McLaughlin)

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The Sacred Heart University men's basketball team hosts Brown University Tuesday night in its home opener. The 7:00 pm game will be part the University's Take Back the Night Campaign and will be played at the Pitt Center.

Take Back the Night is a charitable 501(c)3 Foundation which seeks to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives. We seek to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all forms of sexual violence. The SHU Take Back the Night event will conclude at the men's basketball game, with a halftime reading of a survivor's poem by members of the Pioneers men's and women's basketball teams. Fans will also be able to show their support for the Take Back the Night mission throughout the game.

The game will air on SNY and NEC Front Row, with Randy Brochu and Joe DeSantis calling the action. This is the first of three SHU Sports Network productions of men's basketball that will are on the home of 'New York Sports', including the Mets and Jets. The SHU and SNY partnership will air a minimum of eight SHU athletic events during the 2019-20 academic season; kicking off during football seasons. The production is a combination of athletics staff, and the SHU of Communications integrating staff, professors and students – both graduate and undergraduate.

The Pioneers are 0-3 this season, while the Bears are 3-0. The two squads are meeting for the eighth time in program history, with Brown leading the series 5-2. The Pioneers last victory game at home on November 27, 2011, 77-64. The Bears have won four straight games in the series, including an 82-77 win in Providence last November

The Bears are averaging 72.7 points per game, led by the 27.7 points per game of Brandon Anderson. Anderson is shooting 52 percent from the field. Tamenang Choh is averaging a double-double, with 13.7 points and 12.3 rebounds a game. The Bears are shooting 39.8 percent from the field as a team, while opponents are shooting 40 percent. The Bears are +4.7 in rebound margin and +1 in turnovers.