Saint Joseph’s men’s basketball (7-4) will close out 2013 by hosting Binghamton (3-9) on New Year’s Eve at 2 p.m. at Hagan Arena.

Video streaming, in high definition, will be offered with a subscription to Hawks All-Access via SJUHawks.com and the A-10 Digital Network.

The game will be broadcast on CBS Sports Radio 610 AM (WIP) with Matt Martucci and Joe Lunardi calling the action, with free audio streaming available on SJUHawks.com.

GAME NOTES

• Ronald Roberts had 19 points and Chris Wilson tied his career-high with 19 points as SJU defeated Boston University, 73-67, on Sunday. Langston Galloway had 16 points and DeAndre Bembry had 11 as the Hawks fought back from an 11-point deficit in the second half.
• The Hawks’ three-game winning streak is their longest of the season thus far and longest since a three-game streak last January. The last time SJU won four in a row was a five-game streak in December, 2011.
• Ronald Roberts was named the Big 5 Player of the Week for Dec. 30 after his 19-point performance in the Hawks’ win over BU. It is his first Big 5 honor of the season and second time in his career.  
• Langston Galloway is the team’s leading scorer (16.8) while Ronald Roberts tops the Hawks in field goal percentage (.597). Halil Kanacevic is the team’s leader in rebounds (8.0), assists (4.4) and blocks (1.3).
• Ronald Roberts ranks 25th in the nation in field goal percentage, shooting 59.7 percent.
• SJU closes out the three-game homestand on Saturday, Jan. 4 with a visit from Denver. The Hawks open conference play on Jan. 8 at UMass.

LAST TIME OUT: Saint Joseph’s fought back from an 11-point second-half deficit to defeat Boston University, 73-67. Chris Wilson tied his career high with 19 points to lead four Hawks in double figures while Ronald Roberts, Jr. had 19 as well, Langston Galloway scored 16 and freshman DeAndre’ Bembry added 11. Saint Joseph’s trailed the Terriers, 35-28, at the break and BU opened the second half with two three-pointers to push the lead to 41-30 with 18:52 to go.  But Galloway keyed a 13-2 run over the next five minutes, with seven points, including a jumper at 13:50 that tied the game at 43. After a 47-47 tie, BU went on a 7-0 spurt to take a 54-47 lead with 8:46 to go. From that point, the Hawk defense took over, holding the Terriers without a field goal over a span of 9:30.  The defense keyed the offense, as Bembry scored nine of the Hawks’ next 14 points during an 18-2 run that gave SJU a 67-58 lead with 1:02 to go.

NEW YEAR’S EVE DATE: The Hawks and New Year’s Eve have almost become an annual tradition. This will be Saint Joseph’s 10th game on New Year’s Eve in the last 13 years. In the program’s history, the Hawks are 5-6 on the final day of the year and 5-5 under Phil Martelli.

WINNING WITH WILSON: Point guard Chris Wilson has scored in double figures in each game of the Hawks’ three-game streak. Wilson had 11 points against Drexel, 17 at Loyola and tied his career-high with 19 in the win over BU. He shot a career-best 7-for-14 from the field vs. BU, while making 3-of-6 three pointers.

DEE-FENSE: SJU relied on its defense to get it back into the BU game. The Hawks held the Terriers without a field goal for 9:30 of the second half as they erased an 11-point deficit in the 73-67 win.

LOOKING AHEAD: The Hawks close out their string of three straight home games on Jan. 4 against Denver. Then A-10 play gets underway with a trip to Massachusetts on Jan. 8

 

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