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Men's Basketball Hosts St. Francis Wednesday

Men's Basketball Hosts St. Francis Wednesday
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Men's Basketball Hosts St. Francis Wednesday

HAMMOND, Ind. & WESTVILLE, Ind. -- The Purdue University Northwest men's basketball team will look to rebound as the Pride take on Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference foe St. Francis (Ill.) on Senior Night Wednesday.

The Fighting Saints (17-9, 11-6 CCAC) will take on the Pride (11-14, 9-8 CCAC) at the Fitness and Recreation Center starting at 7 p.m. (CT) Wednesday. 

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-Free Domino’s Pizza to first 100
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-PNW Men’s Senior Night
-PNW Alumni get VIP access with pizza, Pepsi products

PNW is coming off a 75-70 loss to CCAC foe Indiana South Bend on Feb. 4. Torrance Johnson (Chicago Heights, Ill./Chicago Hope Academy) and Mike Williams (Gary, Ind./Lew Wallace) led the Pride, who each scored 14 points.

Duron Ivery (South Bend, Ind./Washington) recorded 12 points while Tyree Coe (Fishers, Ind./Fishers) added 11 points to round out the leaders for the Pride. 

USF is coming off a 88-65 victory against CCAC opponent Trinity Christian on Feb. 4. The Fighting Saints have four players scoring in double figures led by junior Iain Marrison, who averages 16.3 points per game. Senior Jo Jo Ballestero averages 14 ppg, senior Jean Pietrzak averages 10.8 ppg and senior Landus Anderson averages 10 ppg. 

Torrance Johnson (Chicago Heights, Ill./Hope Academy) leads the Pride at 16.9 ppg and 10.2 rpg. Coe adds 15.1 ppg and has hit a team-best 59 triples on the season. Spring adds 13.2 ppg and has made 55 3’s to round out PNW’s leaders.

The PNW men's basketball team currently stands in second place in the CCAC South Division and tied for fourth place with a 9-8 record in the CCAC, two games behind south leader St. Francis (Ill.) with four games left including Wednesday. 

USF leads the all-time series against PNW, 1-0, with the Fighting Saints winning 69-66 in Joliet, Ill. Johnson led the way for the Pride, recording a double-double, scoring 24 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. Coe also added 22 points in the set-back. 

Live video and stats will be available on the Pride Sports Network, in coordination with Stretch Internet. PNW will once again offer HD-quality video with multiple camera angles this season. All of PNW’s home basketball games will be streamed on PSN, found here: in addition to the Purdue Northwest Athletics’ Facebook Page via Facebook Live!

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