Senior James Demery scored 18 and classmate Shavar Newkirk had 16 to lead five Saint Joseph's players in double figures as the Hawks defeated La Salle, 78-70, on "Senior Day" in the final regular-season game of the year. SJU (15-15; 10-8 A-10) has now won three in a row and six of the last seven.
The best moments don't always happen on the court. A lot of them do, and the Hawks have a plethora of fantastic on-the-court memories.
The Saint Joseph's men's basketball team (14-15; 9-8 A-10) will close out the regular season by hosting La Salle (13-17; 7-10) on Saturday for "Senior Day". Game time is 2 p.m. at Hagan Arena with the broadcast on Facebook.
Phil Martelli's "HawkTalk" Radio Show is set for Thursday, March 1 from 7 to 8 p.m. with the live broadcast from JD McGillicuddy's in Havertown, Pa. Live streaming audio is available free of charge on SJUHawks.com and the show will also be podcast on Talk Radio 1210's website within 24 hours.
James Demery scored 21 points, and Taylor Funk had 17 points on perfect shooting as Saint Joseph's turned in its best performance of the year and upset #17 Rhode Island, 78-48, at the Ryan Center. The Hawks (14-15; 9-8 A-10) have now won two in a row and five of the last six.
The Saint Joseph's men's basketball team (13-15; 8-8 A-10) makes a quick turnaround and heads to #17 Rhode Island (23-4; 15-1) on Tuesday night, for a nationally-televised game on the CBS Sports Network at 7 p.m.
Sophomore Nick Robinson scored a career-high 20 points and Shavar Newkirk had 18, including a pair of free throws with 14 seconds to play, as Saint Joseph's (13-15; 8-8 A-10) edged Richmond, 72-70, at the Robins Center.
The Saint Joseph's men's basketball team (12-15; 7-8 A-10) travels to Richmond (9-18; 7-8) for a Saturday night meeting at the Robins Center. Game time is 6 p.m. with the telecast in Philadephia on NBC Sports Philadephia+ (previously The Comcast Network).
Phil Martelli's "HawkTalk" Radio Show will air on Thursday, February 22 from 7 to 8 p.m. with the live broadcast from JD McGillicuddy's in Havertown, Pa. Live streaming audio is available free of charge on SJUHawks.com and the show will also be podcast on Talk Radio 1210's website within 24 hours.
Saint Joseph's rallied from 20 points down to tie the game in the final seconds, but George Mason prevailed, 79-76, winning on a three-pointer at the buzzer.
Saint Joseph's trailed George Washington, 35-29, with two seconds remaining in the first half in a game on December 30, 2016. Then-junior Shavar Newkirk, who had begun to lead his Hawks back from a deep deficit with 10 points of his own, stole the ball and had what seemed to be a fast break layup lined up to end the half before an energized crowd.
Saint Joseph's fans can now purchase discounted ticket booklets for the 2017 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Championship to be held from March 7-11 at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.