Tag Archives: Phil Martelli

Gonzaga hands SJU worst defeat of Martelli era

Sean Kramer (@SKramerWrites) – In hindsight, what happened Wednesday night at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Wash. isn’t that surprising. The level of how badly it happened was surprising. After playing a Monday night game in Philadelphia against Drexel, … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s toughs out 52-49 win over Drexel

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With so much youth and inexperience on his squad, Saint Joseph’s head coach Phil Martelli has to be okay with winning ugly. And that’s exactly what his Hawks did on Monday night, taking down Drexel 52-49 … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s falls to Jones, FDU at the buzzer 58-57

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) — Throughout the season opener for both teams, Saint Joseph’s exhibited an edge in athleticism, size and strength. Unfortunately for the Hawks, Fairleigh Dickinson’s peskiness did not vanish as many expected it to. Neither did FDU’s Mustafaa Jones’ presence from the Philadephia basketball scene. … Continue reading

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Hawks counting on Brown in numerous ways

Patrick Paul (@P_Paul20) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) Experience played a big part in … Continue reading

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Inexperienced trio to fill gaps in SJU frontcourt

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) For the last three seasons, Saint … Continue reading

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2014-15 Season Primer: Saint Joseph’s Hawks

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) 2014-15 Saint Joseph’s Season Primer: Coach: … Continue reading

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Kimble, Clover give Hawks the backcourt they wanted

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – There was never a doubt heading into the recruiting period that Phil Martelli and his staff needed to restock the Saint Joseph’s backcourt. It’s been made clear that oft-injured sophomore guard Kyle Molock will no longer … Continue reading

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Prep’s Clover second SJU commitment in one weekend

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – A good weekend for Saint Joseph’s future got even better, with one commitment becoming two. Following on the footsteps of Neumann-Goretti point guard Lamarr Kimble, Saint Joseph’s Prep shooting guard Chris Clover became the second Philadelphia … Continue reading

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Hawks offer, eye Vermont Academy’s Holt

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Vermont Academy forward Emmitt Holt has been one of the nation’s biggest risers in the July live period. His decision to attend prep school after graduating from Webster Schroeder (N.Y.) is paying off, and he now holds … Continue reading

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Lamarr Kimble becomes Saint Joseph’s first 2015 commit

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – Neumann-Goretti (Pa.) point guard Lamarr Kimble became the first member of Saint Joseph’s incoming 2015 class this weekend, giving the Hawks a pure point guard in their backcourt for the next four years. Playing with Nike-backed Team … Continue reading

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Updated CoBL D-I Recruiting Needs: Part 2

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This piece originally ran May 21. We’ve updated it to include recent commitments with the July live periods just days away) With the recruiting for 2014 over and done with, Division I programs across … Continue reading

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For Geoff Arnold, Gary Papa Run a milestone in cancer battle

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) — Saint Joseph’s assistant head coach Geoff Arnold has gone through the highest of highs this season. He and the rest of the Hawks cut down the nets in Brooklyn, N.Y. and took … Continue reading

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Three SJU grads earn NBA summer league invites

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – For the last few years, the trio of Langston Galloway, Halil Kanacevic and Ronald Roberts, Jr. were the core of the Saint Joseph’s men’s basketball team. All three are now going to have a chance to … Continue reading

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Remembering Dr. Jack Ramsay

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Former Saint Joseph’s University men’s basketball coach and athletic director, Dr. Jack Ramsay, lost his battle with cancer on Monday at the age of 89. Ramsay’s impact on the Saint Joseph’s community, his teammates, his players, and … 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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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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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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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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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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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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Blue Hens have built ‘love affair’ with community

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Just a few short months ago the student section at the Bob Carpenter Center contained only a handful of students. They sat, congregated amongst each other and barely made their presence felt. On Sunday they stood. … 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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