Suffolk Edges Men’s Basketball 77-67

Suffolk Edges Men’s Basketball 77-67


BOSTON – The three-point line made all the difference Saturday between the Johnson & Wales University men's basketball team and Suffolk University. The Rams used the three-point arc to their advantage as they defeated the Wildcats, 77-67.

Records:
Suffolk: 9-5, 1-0 GNAC
Johnson & Wales: 7-9, 2-1 GNAC

Statistical Leaders:
Brian Hogan-Gary (JWU): 24 points, 5 rebounds
Matt Madoian (JWU): 16 points,

Of Note:
Both teams relied on the three-point line with the Rams hitting 10-of-27 (37 percent) compared to 6-of-20 (30 percent) by the Wildcats.

Midway through the first half, the Wildcats got their first lead, 12-11, on a Brian Hogan-Gary free throw. Suffolk built a 33-25 lead before going into the half up 36-32.

A Hogan-Gary layup tied the game, 43-43, with 11:34 left, but JWU was outscored 11-3 over the next three minutes. He converted a three-point play to get JWU within 65-63, but the Rams answered with a pair of three-pointers and hit all six of their free throws to seal the victory.

JWU had three players in double figures, topped by Hogan-Gary's game-high 24. Matt Madoian was next with 16 and Donovian Maxfield added 10.

Up Next:
Johnson & Wales travels across town Monday to take on Brown at 7 p.m.