March 6, 2016
Saturday, 4 p.m., Hagan Arena. Radio: WNTP-AM (990). Records: Duquesne, 15-15, 5-12 Atlantic Ten; St. Joseph's, 24-6, 13-4. On Duquesne: The Dukes have dropped their last eight games, with three losses by four points or fewer and a fourth in overtime. On St. Joseph's: The Hawks can finish anywhere from second to fourth after completion of their regular-season finale. Coach Phil Martelli will get his second chance at career win No. 400 after Wednesday's 98-90 loss to St. Bonaventure in Rochester, N.Y. Insights The Hawks have allowed 90 or more points in two of their last four games and not surprisingly lost both, even though they averaged 91.5 points in those games.
February 15, 2016 |
St. Joseph's, which has lost once since Jan. 5, is trying to get into the NCAA tournament. La Salle, which has won once since Thanksgiving, is just trying salvage anything out of a forgettable season while it awaits the arrival of three promising transfers who had to sit out a year. But when Big Five teams get together, well, history tells us that sometimes you never know what might be possible. Or not. The two teams met three weeks ago at 20th and Olney, with St. Joe's winning by 21. Saturday night at Hagan Arena it turned out to be more of the same.
February 14, 2016 |
La Salle at St. Joseph's Saturday, 8 p.m., Hagan Arena. TV/Radio: Comcast SportsNet/560 AM WFIL. Records: La Salle, 5-17 overall, 1-10 Atlantic 10; St. Joseph's, 20-4, 9-2. On La Salle: Explorers 6-foot-7 sophomore Yevgen Sakhniuk scored a career-high 20 points in Wednesday's 79-66 loss at Davidson. It was his first action since Dec. 22 due to illness. On St. Joseph's: The Hawks have won nine of their last 10 games. Seven of the wins, including Wednesday's 84-66 win at George Washington, have been by 10 or more points.
January 28, 2016 |
Massachusetts at St. Joseph's Wednesday at 7 p.m. Hagan Arena. Radio: WNTP-AM (990). Records: UMass, 8-10 overall, 1-5 Atlantic 10; St. Joseph's, 16-3, 5-1. On UMass: The Minutemen, who have lost five in a row, are 13th in the 14-team A-10 in scoring defense, allowing an average of 78.8 points per game. During the five-game losing streak they are allowing an average of 86.8 points per game. Senior guard Jabarie Hinds needs 13 points for 1,000 in his career.
November 20, 2015 |
AFTER THE first 250 games, scoring across college basketball is up from 69 points per game last year to 74, due to some combination of the 30-second shot clock and increased emphasis on allowing offensive freedom of movement. Scoring is way, way up Hawk Hill. Last season, the Hawks averaged just 61.7 points per game. After blasting Buffalo, 89-67 Wednesday night at Hagan Arena, the Hawks (3-0) are averaging 81.3 points. Now, it is very early and the competition is about to get much more serious when Phil Martelli's team travels to Mohegan Sun in Connecticut to play Florida Saturday and either Purdue or Old Dominion Sunday, but, as signs go, the increased scoring is positive.
May 10, 2015 |
Though he never got the opportunity, Charles Brown Sr. always wanted to play basketball at St. Joseph's University. Brown Sr., who played at Overbrook and later at North Carolina A&T, will now get the chance to watch his son, Charles Jr., soar as a Hawk. The George Washington senior forward committed Friday to St. Joseph's. "My dad, he always wanted to go to St. Joe's, but he couldn't get in," Brown Jr. said. "So this is a big thing for me. It feels great, it's something he never accomplished, but I accomplished it. So I still think I'm better than him, but he doesn't believe it, though.
March 6, 2015 |
AT THIS point 2 years ago, La Salle was getting ready to embark on an unexpected run to the Sweet 16. At this point a year ago, Saint Joseph's was about to win the Atlantic 10 championship as a four seed before coming closer than anybody else did to beating Connecticut in the NCAA Tournament. This year they're two teams in the bottom half of the standings, both having lost four of their previous five games, trying to get themselves ready for next week's conference tourney in Brooklyn.
March 6, 2015 |
St. Joseph's point guard Chris Wilson was honored before the game during senior night at Hagan Arena. Then, fittingly, Wilson went out and had one of the best performances of his career in his final home appearance. Wilson scored 22 points, one shy of his career high, while adding six rebounds, three steals and one assist Wednesday as St. Joseph's defeated La Salle, 55-50, in an Atlantic Ten matchup. "It was very special and most importantly to win it with this group of guys," said Wilson, who shot 7 for 13 for the field and 5 of 9 from behind the arc. (The rest of the team was 1 for 10 from three-point range.)
February 23, 2015 |
Pretty much the only statistical category in which DeAndre' Bembry does not lead St. Joseph's was the one the Hawks needed him to excel in Saturday night. Bembry missed the front end of a potential game-tying one-and-one twice in the final 10 seconds of regulation and the Hawks went on to fall in overtime, 70-60, to St. Bonaventure at Hagan Arena. St. Bonaventure (14-11, 7-7 Atlantic Ten) outscored the Hawks, 18-8, in the extra session, a margin made closer by a couple of late three-pointers from the Hawks.
February 5, 2015 |
ST. LOUIS - Shooting struggles surfaced again for Saint Joseph's last night and the Hawks paid for the misses with a 68-61 overtime loss at Saint Louis University. "It was a game of layups. They made theirs, we missed ours," Hawks coach Phil Martelli said. "There's really no excuse for it. We drove the ball to the basket but didn't make our layups. " St. Joseph's didn't start out missing. The Hawk made 10 of their first 15 shots to grab a 24-14 lead 9 minutes into the game.