Tag Archives: Phil Martelli

Transition baskets are essential for Martelli, Hawks

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Saint Joseph’s doesn’t have a dead-eye marksman like Langston Galloway anymore. No Chet Stachitis, Delonte West, and certainly not a Jameer Nelson. They are currently No. 329 in the NCAA in points per game, and are … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s runs away from Loyola (Md.)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The opening 12 minutes of Saint Joseph’s home game against Loyola (Md.) on Tuesday night belonged to the visiting Greyhounds. After that, it was all Hawks. A powerful transition attack led by DeAndre Bembry proved to be … Continue reading

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Walk-on Casper contributing for Saint Joseph’s

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Walk-ons don’t play big minutes in Big 5 games. Heck, walk-ons–aside from special circumstances, like Doug McDermott giving up his scholarship in his final season at Creighton–don’t play big minutes in any Division I college games. So … Continue reading

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Villanova blasts St. Joe’s, 74-46

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – With less than five minutes remaining, the Saint Joseph’s student section, which neared the rafters inside Villanova’s Pavilion, began its standard “The Hawk Will Never Die” chant. Right on cue, the Villanova student section fired back, … Continue reading

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Three Observations: Saint Joseph’s/Temple

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – Saint Joseph’s gritted out a 58-56 victory over Big 5 rival Temple at Hagan arena. Here are some extra notes from the contest. DeCosey shines on both sides of the court Ask anyone familiar with the … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s fends off Temple comeback, 58-56

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – There’s no such thing as a comfortable lead in Big 5 basketball. A young and inexperienced Saint Joseph’s team got their first real taste of that as they held on for a 58-56 victory over Temple … Continue reading

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St. Joe’s grinds out OT win over LIU-Brooklyn

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – It was a learning experience for Saint Joseph’s at home against LIU Brooklyn in a sparsely-populated Hagan Arena. The Hawks escaped with their third win of the season as they were able to fend off LIU … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s gets third 2015 commitment in Pierfrancesco Oliva

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – After getting two guards to start off its 2015 recruiting class, Saint Joseph’s has added the big man it was looking for. Pierfrancesco Oliva, a 6-foot-8 forward from Bergen Catholic (N.J.), has … Continue reading

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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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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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