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Jones and Galloway Help Men's Basketball Defeat Georgia Tech, 66-53, in Charleston Classic
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  11/17/2011

Nov. 17, 2011

Box Score

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Carl Jones had 21 points and Langston Galloway added 15 as Saint Joseph's defeated Georgia Tech (2-1), 66-53, in the first round of the DIRECTV Charleston Classic, held at the TD Arena. The Hawks (2-0) will face Seton Hall (2-0) in the second round on Friday at 6 p.m.

The game will be televised in Philadelphia on The Comcast Network and can also be seen on ESPN3.com. The broadcast of the game can also be heard on SportsRadio 610

Halil Kanacevic added a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Hawks.

Trailing 28-23 at halftime, Hawks came out strong in the second half, running off the first four points to close to 30-27. SJU tied the game on a layup by Galloway and a three by Jones gave the Hawks their first lead of the game. After a 34-34 tie, the Hawks outscored Georgia Tech, 8-2, to take a 42-36 lead with 12:21 remaining.

Georgia Tech closed to 42-39, but the Hawks had made 10 of their first 18 shots and ran off eight straight points to take a more comfortable 50-39 lead with 8:53 to play.

A three-pointer by Galloway at 2:03 gave SJU its biggest lead of the game, 60-47.

Trailing 28-23 at halftime, Hawks came out strong in the second half, running off the first four points to close to 30-27. SJU tied the game on a layup by Galloway and a three by Jones gave the Hawks their first lead of the game. After a 34-34 tie, the Hawks outscored Georgia Tech, 8-2, to take a 42-36 lead with 12:21 remaining.

Georgia Tech closed to 42-39, but the Hawks had made 10 of their first 18 shots and ran off eight straight points to take a more comfortable 50-39 lead with 8:53 to play.

A three-pointer by Galloway at 2:03 gave SJU its biggest lead of the game, 60-47.

In the first half, the Hawks went on a six-minute scoring drought without a field goal beginning with just over nine minutes to play. Their next basket came at 3:25 on a three-pointer by freshman Chris Wilson. SJU then scored five more in a row to take a 23-22 lead with 1:30 remaining in the half.

"I thought we played skittish in the first half. We had too many inventions on offense. I didn't think we had any rhythm or flow. In the second half we had a flow and only two turnovers. Our zone was good to us, but they did miss some shots, said coach Phil Martelli. "For November it certainly helps us keep building this team. We're nowhere near done. Nor we do just take satisfaction in being in the winners' bracket."

The Hawks were a perfect 18-for-18 from the foul line, led by an 8-for-8 effort from Jones. In the second half, Saint Joseph's shot 41.4 percent from the field and only had two turnovers. For the game, SJU made 52.9 percent of its three-point attempts, hitting 9-of-17.