Dec. 7, 2011
PHILADELPHIA - Langston Galloway scored a career-high 30 points to lead Saint Joseph's to a 75-68 win over Boston University (4-5), at Hagan Arena. The Hawks improve to 6-3 with the victory.
Galloway shot 9-for-14 from the field, while making a career-best 6-of-8 three-point field goals. His last one came with 2:11 to play after BU had closed to within 66-61.
SJU junior Carl Jones went over the 1,000-point mark for his career when he hit a jumper with :02 to go in the half. He becomes the 48th Hawk to reach the milestone and just the 17th to do so in his junior season. Jones finished with 13 in the game to give him 1,0007 in his career.
Boston University was led by Darryl Partin with 24 points, with D.J. Irving scoring 13 and Philadelphia native Travis Robinson adding 12 points.
Galloway scored nine of the Hawks' first 16 points as he paced SJU to an early 16-12 edge. After the teams then exchanged leads for the rest of the half, the Hawks went on a 10-0 run in the final 3:45 of the half, capped off by Jones' milestone basket, to take a 40-28 lead at the intermission. Saint Joseph's shot 53.8 percent in the first half, while hitting 6-of-11 three-pointers, with Galloway making all three of his attempts.
The Hawks stretched their lead to 14 (46-32) early in the second half, but saw the Terriers use a 10-3 run to close to 49-42. SJU built it back to double digits and took its biggest lead of the game, 64-49, on a layup by Chris Wilson. BU answered back with a 12-2 spurt and came within 66-61 before Galloway hit the three that gave the Hawks a 69-61 cushion.
Saint Joseph's would close out the game going 6-for-11 from the foul line, but it was still enough to preserve the win.
"We take satisfaction in the win. We had great student support again. But our foul shooting and our rebounds - we'll adjust them again and get better at them. There's always reason to practice so that's a good thing for us," said Hawks coach Phil Martelli.
Sophomore C.J. Aiken, the nation's leader in blocked shots with a 5.0 average, added five more to his total of 45 for the season.
This contest began a stretch of five consecutive home games on campus for the Hawks, which has only happened once before, in February 1990.
Next up for Saint Joseph's is #19/17 Creighton on Saturday, December 10 at noon. The game will be televised locally on The Comcast Network and can be heard on SportsRadio 610 WIP.