SAINT JOSEPH’S HAWKS (12-15; 7-8 A-10) at
RICHMOND SPIDERS (9-18; 7-8 A-10)
February 24, 2018 • 6 p.m. • NBCSP+, NBCSW+

Robins Center • Richmond, Va.

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* The game will be televised in Philadelphia on NBC Sports Philadelphia+ (previously The Comcast Network)

• Saint Joseph’s suffered a loss at the buzzer, falling to George Mason, 79-76, on Wednesday night to snap a three-game winning streak. Shavar Newkirk had 23 points and Chris Clover tied his career-high with 21 points, while Taylor Funk had a career-high 13 rebounds
• Shavar Newkirk was named the Big 5 Player of the Week for Feb. 19 after averaging 22.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 8.0 assists in two wins
• James Demery missed the George Mason game with a sprained ankle but is expected to play at Richmond
• Saint Joseph’s ranks third in the nation in fewest turnovers with 264
• Phil Martelli and the Hawks are participating in the Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge. Fans can pledge donations for three-pointers made by SJU at

SERIES vs. RICHMOND: SJU leads 16-9

• Shavar Newkirk averaged 22.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 8.5 assists in a 2-0 week to earn Big 5 Player of the Week honors
• He had 26 points and 10 assists vs. Duquesne, without a turnover in 39 minutes • Newkirk had 19 points, six rebounds and seven assists at Fordham

• The Hawks ended their eight-game road losing streak and won their first A-10 road contest of the year by defeating Fordham, 71-55, on Feb. 14
• SJU is 2-9 on the road this year and owns a
-4.7 scoring margin in away games

• Phil Martelli changed the starting lineup vs. UMass as Nick Robinson replaced Chris Clover and Anthony Longpré took over for Pierfrancesco Oliva; SJU was 3-0 with those two joining Shavar Newkirk, James Demery and Taylor Funk
• With Demery missing the George Mason game due to a sprained ankle, Clover regained a starting spot
• The Hawks have used five different starting lineups this season; no player has started all 27 games for SJU

• Feb. 27 at Rhode Island, 7 p.m., CBSSN
• March 3 vs. La Salle, 2 p.m., Facebook