24th-Ranked Royals To Host 18th-Ranked Cabrini Tonight

Senior guard Ross Danzig returned to the lineup Saturday to help the Royals defeat Elizabethtown, 65-54, in the Landmark opener for both teams.  Tonight, the 24th-ranked Royals host 18th-ranked Cabrini at 7:30 p.m. in the Long Center.
Senior guard Ross Danzig returned to the lineup Saturday to help the Royals defeat Elizabethtown, 65-54, in the Landmark opener for both teams. Tonight, the 24th-ranked Royals host 18th-ranked Cabrini at 7:30 p.m. in the Long Center.
Ross Danzig Marcus Thomas Justin Klingman

Two nationally-ranked teams will meet tonight when The University of Scranton men’s basketball team hosts Cabrini College at 7:30 p.m. in the Long Center.  The first game of the doubleheader features the Lady Royals (4-0), currently ranked 7th by D3hoops.com, against former Freedom Conference rival King’s College (2-2) at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $5.00 for adults (18-60) and $3.00 for senior citizens (61+) and children (8-17).  All children, 7 and under accompanied by an adult, will be admitted free, as well as all University of Scranton students, faculty and staff.

Tonight’s games will be carried live by WUSR, 99.5 FM, and over the Internet at www.wusrfm.com.  Live stats and video will also be available at http://athletics.scranton.edu/sports/wbkb/2014-15/boxscores/20141125_41wt.xml

The Royals (3-1) are ranked 24th by D3hoops.com this week after opening the season 21st, while Cabrini, 3-1, has moved up two spots to 18th after starting 20th.

Tonight’s game also features two of the most dynamic players in the country.

Cabrini senior guard Aaron Walton-Moss, the 2014 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Player of the Year, currently leads the Cavaliers in scoring (17.5 points per game) and rebounding (13.5 per game).  In last year’s game at Nerney Field House in Radnor, Walton Moss poured in 33 points, pulled down 10 rebounds, handed out 6 assists, and made 4 steals in leading the Cavaliers to a 98-79 victory.

The Royals welcomed back preseason All-America candidate Ross Danzig (Clarks Green, Pa./Abington Heights/Blair Academy-NJ) Saturday after missing a game and a half due to an ankle injury.  He responded by scoring 13 points and handing out 4 assists in a 65-54 win at Elizabethtown.  Scranton also received 16 points from senior guard Justin Klingman (Clarks Summit, Pa./Abington Heights) and an 11-point, 11-rebound effort from junior guard/forward Marcus Thomas (Clarksburg, Md./Clarksburg), who made his first start of the season and only the second of his career.

The Royals will break for Thanksgiving after tonight’s game and return to action on Saturday, December 6, against Juniata College at 4:00 p.m. in the Long Center.

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