Dec. 6, 2004
PHILADELPHIA - The Saint Joseph's men's basketball team will look to get back on the winning track in the Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse opener against Fairfield on Tuesday, December 7. Game time is 7 p.m.
Prior to the game, the "perfect season" of 2003-04 will be recognized with the raising of a banner. Graduated members of that squad Tyrone Barley and Brian Jesiolowski will be in attendance to receive their perfect season rings.
At the game, a collection will also be taken up for the annual "Help the Hawks Help Others" project. Donations will be used to purchase gifts for needy families in the Philadelphia area. The Hawks will shop for the gifts and then deliver to these families.
The Hawks, now 1-2, are coming off of a 57-49 loss to local rival Drexel in the Big 5 Classic last Saturday. Dwayne Jones provided a bright spot with 20 points and 13 rebounds for his fifth career double-double. The 6-11 junior leads the team in scoring and rebounding with averages of 14.0 and 11.7 per game, respectively.
Fairfield enters the contest with a 4-2 record. Three of the Stags' wins have come in overtime against Canisius, Manhattan and Elon.
The game will not be televised but can be heard on WPEN-Radio (950 AM) with the Saint Joseph's Sports Network team of Tom McCarthy and Joe Lunardi calling the action. The broadcast will also be available on the internet at www.sjuhawks.com.
The Hawks leave for California on Wednesday to participate in the Northwestern Mutual Shootout hosted by the University of San Francisco. SJU will take on UC-Davis on Dec. 10 at 5:30 pm PST (8:30 EST). Longwood and San Francisco are paired in the other matchup. Play continues on Saturday, Dec. 11 with games at 5:30 pm and 8:00 pm PST.