Massachusetts rallied from a 16-point second-half deficit to defeat Saint Joseph's, 72-69, in Atlantic 10 action at the Mullins Center. Seniors Shavar Newkirk and James Demery scored 22 points apiece for SJU (7-9; 2-3 A-10).
The Saint Joseph's men's basketball team (7-8; 2-2 A-10) will play its second straight on the road when it visits Massachusetts (9-8; 2-2) on Sunday, January 14. The 5 p.m. game will be televised nationally on the NBC Sports Network.
The next edition of Phil Martelli's "HawkTalk" Radio Show will air on Thursday, January 11 from 7 to 8 p.m. with the live broadcast from JD McGillicuddy's in Havertown, Pa.
Otis Livingston converted a three-pointer with one second left to give George Mason an 81-79 win over Saint Joseph's (7-8; 2-2 A-10) in Atlantic 10 action at EagleBank Arena, snapping the Hawks two-game winning streak.
Senior James Demery has been named the Big 5 Co-Player of the Week for January 8, as he helped Saint Joseph's to two wins last week,
The Saint Joseph's men's basketball team (7-7; 2-1 A-10) will seek its third straight win on Wednesday, January 10, when it travels to George Mason (7-9; 1-2 A-10). The game can be seen on the Atlantic 10 Network, or heard on 98.1 HD2 Radio or SJUHawks.com at 7 p.m.
Seniors Shavar Newkirk and James Demery combined for 47 points to lead Saint Joseph's (7-7; 2-1 A-10) to an 85-78 win over St. Bonaventure (11-4; 1-2) in an Atlantic 10 Conference game at Hagan Arena, for the Hawks' second straight win.
Three years ago, Chris Clover was on his way to being named Most Valuable Player of the Philadelphia Catholic League. He averaged 20.7 points per game in his senior year at St. Joseph's Prep, helping the team to an 18-5 record.
Saint Joseph's (6-7; 1-1 A-10) will host St. Bonaventure (11-3; 1-1) in a nationally-televised Saturday night matchup on January 6 at Hagan Arena. Tip-off is at 8 p.m. with the telecast on ESPNU.
Saint Joseph's will hold "Fan Fest" prior to the men's and women's basketball games this weekend, with all activities moved indoors to the Rec Center adjoining Hagan Arena.
Phil Martelli's "HawkTalk" Radio Show that was scheduled for Thursday, January 4, has been canceled due to the winter storm. As a replacement, a podcast will be posted on Friday.
Freshman Taylor Funk scored 19 points and hit a three-pointer late in overtime to help Saint Joseph's defeat VCU, 87-81, in Atlantic 10 action at Hagan Arena. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for Saint Joseph's (6-7; 1-1 A-10).