SAINT JOSEPH’S HAWKS (9-9; 4-3 A-10) at
ST. BONAVENTURE BONNIES (12-8; 2-4 A-10)
January 24, 2018 • 7 p.m. • CBSSN
Reilly Center • Olean, N.Y.

WATCH – CBS Sports Network (Darren Goldwater, Marc Jackson)
LISTEN - News Talk WNTP 990 AM (Matt Martucci, Joe Lunardi) | SJUHawks.com

LIVE STATS | @SJUHawks_MBB | GAME NOTES

PROBABLE HAWK STARTERS
F- James Demery (Sr.) – 18.1 ppg, 5.5 rpg
F- Pierfrancesco Oliva (R-So.) – 7.1 ppg, 7.9 rpg
F- Taylor Funk (Fr.) – 12.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg
G- Chris Clover (Jr.) – 7.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg
G- Shavar Newkirk (Sr.) – 17.1 ppg, 3.4 apg

* Join fellow Hawks for a "Watch Party" at Iron Hill Brewery (60 Greenfield Ave., Ardmore, Pa.). Specials from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by the Hawks-Bonnies game

ABOUT THE HAWKS
• Saint Joseph’s won its second straight, and fifth straight at home, when it defeated Fordham, 68-46, on Saturday afternoon. James Demery and Pierfrancesco Oliva handled practically all of the scoring for the Hawks, Demery with a season-high 25 and Oliva with a career-high 22
• James Demery is averaging 20.4 points since A-10 play started and has scored in double figures in all 18 games this year
• Shavar Newkirk ranks among the top 15 in the A-10 in five categories, including scoring, assists and steals
• Freshman Taylor Funk is second in the Atlantic 10 in three-point field goals made per game (3.0) and ranks 38th in the nation
• SJU is 7-1 at home, with a five-game winning streak, but is 1-5 on the road this year
• The Hawks won the first meeting with the Bonnies this season, 85-78, on Jan. 6
• This game kicks off Suits and Sneakers Week, an American Cancer Society initiative

HAWKS’ STREAK: 2 wins

SERIES vs. ST. BONAVENTURE: SJU leads 51-24

TWO-MAN SHOW

• James Demery and Pierfrancesco Oliva combined for 47 of the Hawks’ 68 points in Saturday’s win over Fordham
• Demery scored 13 points in the first half and Oliva had 10 as the Hawks scored 28

FOR A GOOD CAUSE
• It is Suits and Sneakers Week, a Coaches vs. Cancer initiative where the nation’s coaches will be wearing sneakers on the sidelines to raise awareness in the fight against cancer. Phil Martelli and staff will be participating in this for both games this week
• Martelli is passionate for his work with Coaches vs. Cancer. He is the co-chair of the Philadelphia Coaches vs. Cancer effort, which is one of the nation’s highest fundraising groups; comprised of the city’s six Division I coaches and their wives, the group has raised over $14 million
• Martelli and co-chair, Temple coach Fran Dunphy, were honored by the American Cancer Society in June with the prestigious Circle of Honor Award
• Martelli is also the chair of the National Coaches vs. Cancer Council
• Fans can contribute by bidding on the coaches’ sneakers or by purchasing Lacey’s Laces, in memory of Lacey Holsworth, who passed away at the age of eight. Those links are:
ebay.com/coachesvscancer and shoecarnival.com/lacey

NEXT UP
• Jan. 27 at Penn, 7 p.m., NBC Sports Philadelphia
• Jan. 31 vs. Saint Louis, 7 p.m., A-10 Network

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