Saint Joseph's (3-2) will meet Washington State (3-3) in the fifth-place game of the 2013 Old Spice Classic held at the HP Field House in ESPN Disney's Wide World of Sports on Sunday, December 1 at noon. The game will be televised on ESPNU.Because of a conflict with the Philadelphia Eagles game on Sunday, the SJU-WSU game will be broadcast on 1210 WPHT (AM) with Matt Martucci and Joe Lunardi calling the action, with free audio streaming available on SJUHawks.com.
• Langston Galloway scored a season-high 27 points on 6-for-10 three-point shooting to lead the Hawks to the 78-66 win over Siena. Galloway moved into second place on the Hawks’ all-time list for three-point field goals made and now has 249.
• Langston Galloway and Ronald Roberts, Jr. are tied for the team’s lead in scoring with 18.0 ppg. Halil Kanacevic tops the Hawks in rebounding (7.4), assists (4.8) and blocks (1.4). Roberts tops the squad in field goal percentage (64.9) and DeAndre’ Bembry leads SJU in three-point percentage (50.0).
• Ronald Roberts has scored double figures in six straight games dating back to last season. Langston Galloway has scored 20-plus points three times this season and 25 times in his career.
• Because of a conflict with the Philadelphia Eagles’ broadcast on Sunday, this game will be broadcast on 1210 WPHT (AM).
• Saint Joseph’s has a busy week with two games against city rivals when it returns home from the Old Spice Classic. The Hawks will visit Temple on Dec. 4 and host Villanova on Dec. 7.
LOOK AT LANGSTON: After a disappointing effort (8 pts) against his hometown team LSU, Langston Galloway rebounded in a big way against Siena. The senior scored a season-high 27 points and connected on six three-pointers. He shot 4-of-7 from beyond the arc in the first half as the Hawks built up their double-digit lead. Galloway’s career-high of three-pointers is seven, which he achieved against Fordham in 2011-12.
20-20: The 27 points he had vs. Siena was the 25th 20-plus point game of Langston Galloway’s career.
JOIN THE CLUB: Ronald Roberts, Jr. become the 51st Hawk to score 1,000 points in his career on a tip-in with 6:23 remaining in the first half vs. LSU. He now has 1,027 career points to rank 46th on the Hawks’ all-time list. The senior also has 657 rebounds in his career, which ranks 23rd on SJU’s all-time list.
GAME OF TWO HALVES: After dominating the first half vs. Siena, the Hawks cooled off and saw their 20-point lead shrink. SJU shot 60 percent from the field and 55.6 percent from three-point range in the first half - in the second, the Hawks managed just 38.9 percent from the field but hit 50 percent (3-of-6) from behind the arc.
LONG-DISTANCE SERVICE: With six three-pointers against Siena, Langston Galloway now ranks second on the Hawks’ all-time list with 249. SJU’s career leader is Pat Carroll (2001-05), who connected on 294. Galloway’s in fine company, having surpassed Hawk greats Jameer Nelson and Marvin O’Connor.
CAUSE FOR CONCERN: The Hawks’ free-throw shooting in this tournament is a cause for concern. SJU is 32-for-57 (56.1 percent) in the two games, with a low of 46.3 percent (12-for-26) against LSU. Entering the tournament, Saint Joseph’s had connected on 70.1 percent from the line - that percentage has now dipped to 63.7.
LOOKING AHEAD: The Hawks take on a pair of city rivals this week, playing at Temple on Wednesday and hosting Villanova on Saturday. The Temple game will mark the first time in 66 years that SJU and Temple will meet in a non-conference game as the Owls left the Atlantic 10 after last season. The two schools were in the Middle Atlantic Conference from 1946-47 until 1973-74 when they left to become members of the East Coast Conference. SJU and Temple left the ECC following the 1981-82 season to join the Atlantic 10 Conference.