Saint Joseph's Basketball Centennial - 2009-10
The 2009-10 season marks the Centennial of Saint Joseph's University Basketball. The year will feature numerous initiatives and events commemorating the 100th anniversary of Hawk basketball. Throughout the year, all-time teams, all-time greatest games will be announced along with memorable dates in SJU history.
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Saint Joseph's Basketball Centennial
Coming soon..... voting for the All-Century Team!
On This Date in Saint Joseph's Basketball History:
The following are games in SJU history that correspond with this year's schedule:
November 13, 2007- SJU faced #25 Syracuse at the Carrier Dome in the second round of the NIT Season Tip-Off. The Hawks, who had defeated Fairleigh Dickinson in the opener the previous day, fell to the Orange, 72-69. SU's Jonny Flynn hit a 3-pointer with 5.3 seconds to play to lift the home team to victory. Darrin Govens hit a then career-high 22 points in the loss.
November 17, 2000- The Hawks opened the 2000-01 season with a 103-53 rout of Western Carolina in the America's Youth Classic in Nashville, Tenn. It was the first career game for SJU great Jameer Nelson, who had eight assists. Marvin O'Connor led a balanced Hawk attack with 23 points while the 50-point margin of victory was the largest since 1983. That Hawk squad would go on to win the A-10 regular-season title and advance to the NCAA Second Round, while finishing with a 26-7 record.
November 30, 1980- SJU opened the 1980-81 season with a 76-62 win over Scranton at Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse. The win was the first of six in a row for the Hawks, who would go on to post a 25-8 record under coach Jim Lynam. That squad ended up shocking the college basketball world with its 49-48 upset of top-ranked DePaul in the NCAA Second Round.
December 6, 2005- Chet Stachitas went 6-for-7 from beyond the arc and scored 27 points to lead the Hawks to a 70-67 victory over Kansas in the nationally-televised Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden.
December 9, 1967 - Billy DeAngelis grabbed a Saint Joseph's record 10 steals in a 76-73 loss to Bowling Green.
December 9, 2003 - Jameer Nelson and the Hawks score a 67-57 win over Boston College in win number six of the perfect regular season.
December 20, 2003- Jameer Nelson hit a fadeaway jumper with 4.3 seconds left to defeat California in the Pete Newell Challenge, 59-57, as No. 11 Saint Joseph's improved to 8-0 on the season.
December 29, 1990- - In the highest scoring game in SJU history, the Hawks fell to Loyola Marymount, 126-111.
January 2, 1979 - The Hawks upset 15th-ranked Georgetown, 37-36, in Washington, D.C.