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SPU Weekly Recap: Idowu Records Third Double-Double

The Saint Peter’s men’s basketball team is now 10-16 overall and 4-11 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference after two conference losses this week.

The two-game losing streak was sparked after an 86-77 home loss to the Iona Gaels on Saturday, Feb. 10. The Peacocks are 0-2 this season against the Gaels.

Despite the loss, junior forward Samuel Idowu posted his third double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 rebounds while Davauhnte Turner was recorded 21 points, one point short of a game-high, and Nick Griffin tallied 14 points.

The Peacocks then traveled to West Long Branch, NJ to face MAAC rival, the Monmouth Hawks on Tuesday night, Feb. 14 where they suffered a tough 73-57 defeat.

Griffin led the squad with a team-high of 15 points as Idowu racked up 13 points and six rebounds, just four rebounds short of another double-double. Cameron Jones also added 11 points off the bench.

SPU is currently averaging 66.5 points per game with a 42 percent field-goal percentage and 33.6 percent from behind the arc.

The team’s next rally will be a road-game against the Marist Red Foxes on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.

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