Saint Joseph's (0-0) at Toledo (0-0)
Saturday, November 11 • Savage Arena – 7 p.m.

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ABOUT THE HAWKS
• Saint Joseph’s returns five starters and all but two players from last year’s team that was hit hard by injuries and posted an 11-20 record
• The Hawks return over 80 percent of their points (89%), rebounds (82%) and assists (88%) from last year, which are among the top numbers in the nation
• SJU’s number of 89 percent of points returning and 88 percent of assists rank as the fifth best numbers in the nation
• Saint Joseph’s total of 82 percent of returning rebounds is tied for ninth best
• Lamarr Kimble (15.5 ppg) and James Demery (14.5 ppg) are the Hawks’ leading returning scorers among those who played the majority of the season
• Shavar Newkirk led the team in scoring with a career-best 20.3 ppg, although he missed 19 games with a season-ending knee injury

STATUS REPORT
• Shavar Newkirk is “possible” for tonight after missing 19 games with an ACL injury
• Charlie Brown will be sidelined for at least three games with a fractured wrist

FOR OPENERS
• Saint Joseph’s is 10-2 in season openers in the past 12 years, winning five of the last six
• This is the second year in a row that the Hawks are opening the season against Toledo, as SJU scored a 77-76 win on Nov. 12 last year in Hagan Arena

STOPPED IN HIS TRACKS
• Shavar Newkirk was on his way to a career-best and All-League season until he tore his ACL in the first A-10 game of the year (Dec. 30 vs. GW)
• He was averaging 20.3 points per game at the time, while shooting 46.6 percent from the field and 84.7 percent from the foul line
• Newkirk had scored double figures in all 12 games and reached a new career-high with 28 points vs. Toledo
• He owns a 13-game double-figure scoring streak dating back to the 2015-16 season

FRESH APPROACH
• Lamarr “Fresh” Kimble scored double figures in 20 games before a fracture in his foot on Feb. 11 derailed the rest of his season
• Kimble scored 15.5 points for the Hawks while leading the team in assists with 4.5 per game, the sixth best in the Atlantic 10

DEMERY’S DOUBLES
• James Demery averaged a career-best 14.5 points per game last season, and earned All-Big 5 Second Team honors
• The senior scored double figures in 16 games and posted three double-doubles

LOOKING AHEAD
Saint Joseph’s will remain on the road with a quick turnaround, traveling to Illinois at Chicago for a Monday night game
• The Hawks open the home slate on Nov. 18 by hosting Princeton at Hagan Arena

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