#3 Hawks and Dayton Square Off in Battle of A-10 Unbeatens
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  09/01/2004
PHILADELPHIA (2/10/04) - The top two teams in the Atlantic 10, Saint Joseph's and Dayton, will square off at the soldout Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse on Wednesday, February 11 at 7 p.m. The game will be telecast in Philadelphia by CN8 and in Ohio by WHIO. Click here for game notes, player bios, streaming audio, and live stats.

It will mark the first time in Atlantic 10 history that two teams with 9-0 records will meet. The third-ranked Hawks remain one of two unbeaten teams in the nation and own a school-record 20-game winning streak. Dayton is 19-3 and in the midst of an eight-game winning streak.

Last season, Dayton handed the Hawks two of their seven losses, including a 76-73 verdict in the Atlantic 10 semifinals.

Saint Joseph's sports the nation's best backcourt in Jameer Nelson and Delonte West, a duo which combines to score 40 points per game for the Hawks.

Dayton is the top rebounding team in the Atlantic 10 and is led by 6-8 forward Keith Waleskowski, who is averaging 12.9 ppg and 9.9 rpg.

West and Waleskowski shared Atlantic 10 Player of the Week honors for Feb. 7.

The game will also be heard on the Saint Joseph's Sports Network and WPEN-Radio (950 AM) with Tom McCarthy and Joe Lunardi calling the action.