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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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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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Saint Joseph’s holds on against VCU, 69-62

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Langston Galloway and DeAndre Bembry carried Saint Joseph’s through the Havoc, combining for 42 points in a 69-62 victory over VCU. “Once we had the ball and we were moving it, we wanted to go to … Continue reading

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Saint Louis fends off Saint Joseph’s, 65-49

Rich McIntosh (@richiemcintosh) – The defense of the Saint Louis Billikens was nearly impenetrable on Wednesday night as they held off the Saint Joseph’s Hawks, 65-49, en route to a school record 15th straight win. The Hawks scored the game’s … Continue reading

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Hawks get revenge, triumph over UMass 73-68

Rich McIntosh (@richiemcintosh) – Once again Halil Kanacevic was the difference-maker for the Hawks, leading the team with 18 points en route to a 73-68 victory for the Hawks over #19 ranked Massachusetts. After the game, Saint Joseph’s head coach … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s Preview: UMass (Feb. 1)

Rich McIntosh (@richiemcintosh) – Saint Joseph’s Hawks (14-6, 4-2) vs. University of Massachusetts Minutemen (17-3, 4-2) When: Saturday, February 1st, 6 PM Where: Hagan Arena, Philadelphia, Pa. (CBS Sports Network) RPI: SJU 56, UMass 8 KenPom: SJU 78, UMass 37 … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s rolling heading into tough stretch

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Early in the Atlantic 10 race, Saint Joseph’s has positioned itself well to compete for one of the top seeds in the conference tournament come March. With the toughest stretch of the season coming up, it’s … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s fights past Rhode Island, 61-57

Rich McIntosh (@richiemcintosh) – An inspired second half from Ronald Roberts led the way for a 61-57 Saint Joseph’s victory over Rhode Island on Wednesday night at Hagan Arena. Sloppy play on both ends, by both teams, made for a … Continue reading

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CoBL Notebook: Penn/St. Joe’s

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Penn coach Jerome Allen sat down at the podium for his post-game presser, head hanging low. His team had just got its doors blown off in its own building, 85-68, though it wasn’t even that close. In … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s powers past Penn in 85-68 rout

Rich McIntosh (@richiemcintosh) – For the second straight game the Hawks were unstoppable from behind the arc, hitting 67 percent of their threes en route to a 85-68 blowout victory over the Quakers. Penn kept things close early on with … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s Preview: Penn (Jan. 18)

Rich McIntosh (@richiemcintosh) – Saint Joseph’s (11-5, 0-2 Big 5, 2-1 A-10) vs. Penn (3-10, 0-3 Big 5, 1-0 Ivy) When: Saturday, January 18th, 7 PM Where: The Palestra, Philadelphia, Pa. RPI: SJU 60, Penn 286 KenPom: SJU 81, Penn … Continue reading

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Penn Preview: St. Joseph’s (Jan. 18)

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Penn (3-10, 0-3 Big 5) vs St. Joseph’s (11-5, 0-2 Big 5) When: Saturday, Jan. 18 – 7pm Where: The Palestra – Philadelphia, Pa. RPI: Penn 286, St. Joe’s 60 KenPom: Penn 243, St. Joe’s 81 … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s pummels Duquesne early in win

Rich McIntosh (@richiemcintosh) – The name of the game was 3-point shooting as the Hawks powered past the Duquesne Dukes en route to a 84-75 victory. “We played like a home team,” Saint Joseph’s head coach Phil Martelli said of … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s stifles Binghamton, 71-44

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Saint Joseph’s got a combined 33 points from its starting backcourt of Chris Wilson and Langston Galloway, and emptied its bench in a 27 point rout of Binghamton, 71-44. Wilson, who has now finished in double … Continue reading

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Wilson’s career high pushes Hawks past BU

Garrett Miley (@GWMiey) – A second half surge and a strong offensive performance from point guard Chris Wilson carried Saint Joseph’s past former Boys’ Latin guard Maurice Watson Jr. and Boston University, 73-67. “Coach told us that they had a … Continue reading

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