St. Joseph's 66-52 loss at Temple on Sunday ended a difficult week for the struggling Hawks.
Not all the problems were confined to the basketball court.
Before the game, St. Joe's announced that reserve freshman guard Patrick Swilling Jr. was no longer enrolled at the university, while another reserve, junior center Todd O'Brien, sat out his second straight game for failure to comply with the university's community standards.
The 7-foot O'Brien is expected to return to the team this week after the completion of a university judicial process.
Neither director of athletics Don DiJulia nor coach Phil Martelli would comment on the nature of the violations, but a source close to the university said Swilling voluntarily returned to his home in New Orleans before the completion of the judicial process. Swilling is the son of Pat Swilling, a former all-pro linebacker for the New Orleans Saints. He was regarded as a football prospect but decided to play basketball and picked St. Joe's partly to be teammates with a close friend who is also from Louisiana, Langston Galloway.