HAMMOND, Ind., & WESTVILLE, Ind. – The Purdue University Northwest men’s basketball team will travel to Notre Dame, Ind., for a Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference contest with Holy Cross College Saturday afternoon.
The Pride (12-14, 10-8 CCAC) will take on the Saints (13-14, 9-9 CCAC) beginning at 2:00 p.m. CT at the Pfeil Center in Notre Dame, Ind.
LAST TIME OUT
The Purdue University Northwest men’s basketball team picked up a 91-84 victory over Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference foe St. Francis (Ill.) Wednesday night at the Fitness and Recreation Center.
The Pride (12-14, 10-8 CCAC) sit just one game behind the Fighting Saints (17-10, 11-7 CCAC) in the North Division of the CCAC Conference with three games remaining in the regular season.
Juniors Torrance Johnson (Chicago Heights, Ill./Chicago Hope Academy) and Tyree Coe (Fishers, Ind./Fishers) led the scoring with game-high 20 points each, with Johnson garnering a double-double bringing down 10 rebounds.
Senior Mike Williams (Gary, Ind./Lew Wallace) added 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting while Duron Ivery (South Bend, Ind./Washington) came up clutch off the bench, scoring 14 points with four made three-pointers.
Cyril Lewis (Houston, Texas/Virginia Union) and Chandler Spring (Covington, Ind./Covington) each added 11 points on the night to round out the double-digit scorers for the Pride.
SCOUTING THE SAINTS
Holy Cross is coming off an 82-75 victory over Trinity Christian Wednesday night. Ja’Mare Washington led all scorers with 21 points, including an impressive 10-of-10 shooting performance while also bringing down 14 rebounds. Ryan Lutz chipped in with 17 points including five trifectas and Madison McCaffrey added 14 points in the win. Lutz leads the Saints averaging 17.3 points per game and Washington adds 12.5 points and 10.0 rebounds to headline the HCC offense.
Torrance Johnson (Chicago Heights, Ill./Hope Academy) leads the Pride at 17.0 ppg and 10.2 rpg. Coe adds 15.3 ppg and has hit a team-best 64 triples on the season. Spring adds 13.1 ppg and has made 58 3’s to round out PNW’s leaders.
CCAC TOURNAMENT IMPLICATIONS
The PNW men's basketball team currently stands in second place in the CCAC South Division and tied for fourth place with a 10-8 record in the CCAC, just one game behind south leader St. Francis (Ill.) with three games remaining.
PNW owns a 1-0 advantage in the all-time series against the Saints, defeating HCC 70-65 in a comeback victory on Dec. 6 earlier this season. Coe led the comeback late over the Saints and finished the game with 18 points, with Johnson also tallying 18 points to lead PNW.
Live video and stats will be available for Saturday’s contest at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/rrsn/