The Saint Joseph’s men’s basketball (8-4) will ring in the New Year by hosting Denver on Saturday, January 4 at Hagan Arena. Game time is 2 p.m.
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.
• Langston Galloway scored 20 points to lead the Hawks to a 71-44 win over Binghamton on New Year’s Eve. The Hawks tied a season-high with 14 three-pointers. Chris Wilson had 13 points and Isaiah Miles scored 11.
• The Hawks’ four-game winning streak is their longest of the season thus far and longest since a five-game streak in December, 2011.
• Langston Galloway is the team’s leading scorer (17.2) while Ronald Roberts tops the Hawks in field goal percentage (.592). Halil Kanacevic is the team’s leader in rebounds (8.0), assists (4.6) and blocks (1.2).
• Ronald Roberts ranks 25th in the nation in field goal percentage, shooting 59.7 percent.
• The Hawks go on the road next week, opening conference play on Jan. 8 at UMass and then facing new A-10 member George Mason on Jan. 11.
LAST TIME OUT: Saint Joseph's closed out 2013 in fine fashion, defeating Binghamton, 71-44, in a New Year's Eve matinee. Langston Galloway had a game-high 20 points, connecting on 6-of-9 from three point range for the Hawks. Chris Wilson scored 13 points, making 3-of-6 three-pointers for his fourth straight game in double figures. Isaiah Miles added 11 points off the bench for SJU, DeAndre' Bembry handed out a career-high eight assists, and Halil Kanacevic had seven as the Hawks totalled 21 assists on 26 baskets. Kanacevic and Ronald Roberts, Jr., led the squad with eight rebounds apiece. Saint Joseph's tied its season high with 14 three-pointers made, while hitting 53.6 percent from beyond the arc. Galloway and Wilson combined for 3-of-3 three-point attempts as SJU jumped out to an 11-3 lead in the first 2:30. Leading 14-6, Saint Joseph's held Binghamton without a point for over seven minutes, and scored 14 consecutive points to take a 28-6 lead. Binghamton would break its scoreless streak at 8:09 with its third three-pointer and did not connect on a two-point field goal until 4:41 remained in the half. SJU owned a 39-15 lead at halftime as Wilson led all scorers with 13 points, followed by Galloway with 11. It was more of the same in the second half, as the Hawks rolled to their biggest lead of the game, 63-26, on a three-pointer by Miles with 8:21 to play.
GAME OF THREES: The Hawks put on a long-range shooting show against Binghamton, tying their season high with 14 made on 26 attempts (53.6%). Langston Galloway tied his season-high with six made and Chris Wilson added a 3-for-6 effort. Galloway ranks second in the A-10 with 3.1 threes made per game, while SJU is also second as a team with 7.3 per game.
BIG IN THE BIG 5: 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.
WINNING WITH WILSON: Point guard Chris Wilson has scored in double figures in each game of the Hawks’ four-game winning 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. He then added 13 points vs. Binghamton.
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. In the next win, Saint Joseph’s shut down Binghamton, limiting them to just 44 points.
TALE OF TWO HALVES: Saint Joseph’s had two completely different halves at Loyola, and despite leading by as much as 37 points, held on for an 88-77 win. During the first half, the Hawks shot a blistering 64.5% (20-31) from the field, including 8-of-12 from three-point range, and hit on all 12 of their free throw attempts. The 60 points scored was short of the school record of 69 registered in 1971. In the second half, Loyola outscored SJU 53-28 and held the Hawks to just four field goals (4-of-21) and a season-low 28 points.
HAPPY HOMECOMING: Isaiah Miles put together a career-best game vs. Loyola in his hometown of Baltimore. The sophomore scored 11 points in the first half en route to a career-high 17, in just 12 minutes of action. He hit on 4-of-5 shots from the field and made all eight free throw attempts. He had his second double-figure effort in three games when he scored 11 points in the win over Binghamton.
LONG-DISTANCE SERVICE: Langston Galloway now ranks second on the Hawks’ all-time list with 272. 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.
RON’S REBOUNDS: Ronald Roberts has 702 rebounds in his career, which ranks 21st in SJU history.
LOOKING AHEAD: The Hawks open A-10 play with a pair of road games - at UMass on Jan. 8 and at George Mason on Jan. 11.