Category Archives: Saint Joseph’s

Halil Kanacevic signs contract in Italy’s top league

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Following a stellar three-year career at Saint Joseph’s where he finished as the first to graduate from Saint Joseph’s with 1000 points, 1000 rebounds, 400 assists and 200 blocks for his career, Halil Kanacevic has signed to … Continue reading

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2013-14 CoBL Division I Awards

What. A. Season. Of the 10 teams that make up CoBL’s primary Division I coverage (Delaware, Drexel, La Salle, Lafayette, Lehigh, Penn, Penn State, Saint Joseph’s, Temple and Villanova), two won their league tournament titles. A third set the school … Continue reading

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Big 5 awards announced

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – It was a rather quiet March for the Big 5, with neither Saint Joseph’s nor Villanova making their way to the Sweet 16, both at the hands of the UConn Huskies. La Salle, Penn, and Temple … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s seniors leave a changed program

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – There’s only one word for Saint Joseph’s senior class: special. In four years, St. Joe’s went from a team that won just 11 games to one that won 24. They went from a program so bad … Continue reading

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Hawks’ NCAA trip ends with loss to UConn

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – Saint Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli wanted his team to extend its stay in the NCAA Tournament. The Hawks were briefly able to do that, though it wasn’t exactly what Martelli had in mind, as SJU fell … Continue reading

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Dayton’s win over OSU proof A-10 earned six bids

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – BUFFALO, N.Y.–Mike Krzyzewski might not admit he was wrong about the Atlantic 10 deserving all six of its NCAA Tournament bids this year. Dayton, the last of those six teams in the eyes of the NCAA’s … Continue reading

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Battle-tested Hawks not fazed by NCAA spotlight

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – BUFFALO, N.Y.– Halil Kanacevic, Ronald Roberts and Langston Galloway walked up the steps to their respective seats on the podium at the First Niagara Center. Brightened by the spotlight of the NCAA Tournament, the three seniors … Continue reading

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NCAA Tournament: A look at the East region

Lee Kunkel (@Kunkel5) – The brackets are here. The Section Committee placed Villanova, Saint Joseph’s and Delaware in the same East region. Two of those schools–Villanova and St. Joe’s–are in the same pod. Here’s a preview of that East region, with … Continue reading

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Villanova, St. Joe’s, Delaware all headed to the NCAAs East Regional

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – After more than four months of scrimmages and exhibitions, practices and games, it’s time to dance. Sunday night marked the annual tradition of “Selection Sunday,” where … Continue reading

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Chemistry carries St. Joe’s this season

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – Phil Martelli smiled when he was asked what went differently this season. He fumbled around his pocket and pulled out a rosary ring. He showed the media with a grin on his face. The ring was … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s claims first A-10 title since 1997 with win over VCU

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Saint Joseph’s is officially off the bubble. The Hawks made sure of that on the final day of the season, as they punched their ticket to the tournament by beating VCU in the finals of the … Continue reading

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Holding court: SJU playing for A-10 championship

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – On Dec. 7, Saint Joseph’s sat at just 4-4 on the season and walked off their home court to the sight of a 98-68 scoreboard after a thrashing at the hands of bitter rival Villanova. The … Continue reading

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St. Joe’s advances to A-10 title game

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Phil Martelli has said all season that senior forward Halil Kanacevic is his most indispensable player on offense. The Staten Island, NY native took over and led the Hawks against St. Bonaventure, scoring 26 points, grabbing … Continue reading

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Bonnies throw curveball at St. Joe’s semifinal matchup

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – BROOKLYN, N.Y.–The majority opinion going into the Atlantic 10 Tournament was that Saint Joseph’s needed one win to secure a spot in the NCAA Tournament. The Hawks were sitting squarely on the bubble with a 21-9 … Continue reading

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Galloway’s three knocks off Dayton

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Langston Galloway broke Dayton fans hearts once again. He may have also burst the Flyers bubble and propelled Saint Joseph’s into the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007-08. “This team trusts a lot in … Continue reading

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2014 Atlantic 10 Tournament Preview

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Atlantic 10 men’s basketball tournament returns to Brooklyn for the second year as the Barclays Arena will be filled with basketball over the next four days. The A-10 is one of … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s senior day sorrows

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – It all seemed to build up perfectly for Saint Joseph’s. A Big 5 game at home, on Senior Day, with NCAA Tournament dreams on the line for a group of seniors that have never been dancing. … Continue reading

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Duren’s composure leads La Salle past SJU 71-63

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – Time and time again, Tyreek Duren has kept his cool. He did it again on Sunday. The senior stepped to the free throw line ten times in the final two minutes, and his shots found the bottom … Continue reading

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Foul trouble haunts Hawks in loss to GW

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – For the second game in a week, Saint Joseph’s continued to find themselves in foul trouble. After escaping St. Bonaventure with a victory, the Hawks weren’t so lucky against the Colonial Army. Senior forwards Halil Kanacevic … Continue reading

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Hawks soar past Dayton, 79-53

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – In a game with huge bubble implications, Saint Joseph’s showed the rest of the country that it wants to go dancing in a few weeks. A career high 20 points from junior point guard Chris Wilson and … Continue reading

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Galloway’s career high lifts Hawks

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Langston Galloway wants a date to the big dance. The senior guard knocked down a school record 10 three pointers and scored a career high 33 points to lead the Hawks to a 87-72 wire-to-wire rout … Continue reading

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Hawks escape Rhode Island with strong second half

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – The season goal of the Saint Joseph’s quarter of seniors stays alive for another day. The Hawks were able to overcome a 2-12 shooting performance from senior guard Langston Galloway and foul trouble against Rhode Island … Continue reading

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CoBL Notebook: La Salle/Saint Joseph’s

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Here are a few additional notes and quotes from Saint Joseph’s 75-64 win over La Salle at Tom Gola Arena on Saturday afternoon: SJU Wins Frontcourt Battle Coming into the game, there was a lot of … Continue reading

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St. Joe’s weathers La Salle’s storm, 75-64

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – Over the past few weeks, Philadelphians have been blasted with snowstorm after snowstorm. On Saturday, Saint Joseph’s was also able to weather every storm La Salle threw at them to come away with a 75-64 road … Continue reading

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La Salle Preview: Saint Joseph’s (Feb. 15)

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – Saint Joseph’s (16-7, 6-3 Atlantic 10) @ La Salle (12-11, 4-5 Atlantic 10) When: Saturday, February 15, 11:00 a.m. ESPNU Where: Tom Gola Arena RPI: Saint Joseph’s 45, La Salle 80 KenPom: Saint Joseph’s 81, La Salle … Continue reading

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