SAINT JOSEPH'S HAWKS (4-3; 0-0 Big 5) vs. TEMPLE OWLS (6-1; 1-0 Big 5)
 December 1, 2018 • 5:30 p.m. • NBC Sports Network
Michael J. Hagan ‘85 Arena • Philadelphia, Pa.

TV  NBC Sports Network (Rich Lerner, Jordan Cornette)
WATCH
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LISTEN – WFIL 560 AM (Matt Martucci, Joe Lunardi) | SJUHawks.com

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The afternoon will tip-off with the Pepsi Fan Fest and Beer Garden that will open inside the Multipurpose Room (Rec Center) at 4 p.m. Music, interactive games, extensive food and beverage offerings, and photo booths will remain open through halftime. FAN GUIDE

** The Hawks are participating in their 24th annual Christmas Charity event which will provide gifts and a holiday dinner for needy area families. Donations will be taken in the arena lobby on Saturday, but you can also contribute online through Dec. 14 at: alumni.sju.edu/mbbchristmascharity

THE MATCHUP
Current SJU Streak: 1 win
Series vs. TU: TU leads 91-69
Last Meeting: 12/9/17, TU 81-78
Coaches (years/record at school): Phil Martelli - 24th Year (434-312); Fran Dunphy - 13th year (253-153)
Teams’ Leading Scorers: Charlie Brown, Jr. - 24.1 ppg; Shizz Alston, Jr. - 17.4

THE HAWKS
Lamarr Kimble tied his career-high with 31 points, including 24 in the second half, to help SJU rally to an 89-75 win over UIC on Wednesday night. Charlie Brown, Jr., scored 19 points and Jared Bynum had a season-high 17. Pierfrancesco Oliva grabbed 13 rebounds in the win, which snapped a three-game losing streak
• Saint Joseph’s ranks second in the nation in fewest turnovers per game, with an average of 8.0. Virginia is the leader with 7.1 turnovers per game
• The Hawks lead the A-10 in three-point percentage, converting 40.2 percent, and hold the top three individual spots with Charlie Brown, Jr., Jared Bynum and Taylor Funk
Charlie Brown, Jr., is the leading scorer in the A-10 with 24.1 points per game and ranks 14th in the nation.
• Freshman Jared Bynum ranks sixth in the NCAA stats in assist/turnover ratio as he has 24 assists to just four turnovers on the year
• This is the Big 5 opener for SJU, and the remainder of their city games are spread out. The Hawks play Villanova on Dec. 8, Penn on Jan. 26 and La Salle on Feb. 5
• Up next for Saint Joseph’s is a meeting at Princeton on Wednesday and one with rival Villanova next Saturday, December 8

FRESH APPROACH
• Lamarr “Fresh” Kimble keyed the Hawks’ rally from 13 points down against UIC as SJU recorded the 89-75 win
• It was his second 31-point effort in three games, as he previously set his career-high against West Virginia on November 18
• Kimble scored 24 points in the second half, which is highest single-half total for a Hawk this season. Charlie Brown scored 23 of his 37 points vs. William & Mary in the first half
• Kimble is now averaging a career-best 18.3 points per game and is the Hawks’ leader in free throw percentage with 84.6 percent

30 FOR 30
• SJU has received individual 30-point efforts in three consecutive games, as Lamarr Kimble netted 31 vs. West Virginia and UIC and Charlie Brown, Jr., had at 37 points at William & Mary

LONG-RUNNING SHOW
• This marks the 161st game in the Saint Joseph’s-Temple series, which is the longest running series for the Hawks and the most- played in Big 5 history
• When the teams met on Dec. 4, 2013, it was the first time in 67 years that Saint Joseph’s and Temple met in a non-conference game
• Both schools were members of the Middle Athletic Conference from 1946-47 to 1973-74 and then joined the East Coast Conference
• After the 1981-82 season, Saint Joseph’s and Temple became members of the Atlantic 10, with TU moving to the American Athletic Conference for play beginning in 2013-14
• There have been 30 non-conference games played in the series, with Temple holding a 17-14 edge
• SJU played most of its home games with Temple at the Palestra until the 2011-12 season when it brought the game to the newly-renovated Hagan Arena

FRIENDLY FOES
• This marks the 39th game that good friends Phil Martelli and Fran Dunphy will coach against each other. They met 17 times when Dunphy coached at Penn, and this is the 22nd meeting between Saint Joseph’s and Temple with the coaches on the sidelines
• The duo also share a passion for their work in the community, serving as co-chairs of the Philadelphia Coaches vs. Cancer effort, which is one of the nation’s highest fundraising groups for Coaches vs. Cancer
• The group, which is comprised of the city’s six Division I coaches and their wives, has raised over $14 million

KEY TO THE CITY
• This is the first Big 5 game of the season for SJU. The Hawks went 1-3 in the City Series last year
• Saint Joseph’s has won 20 Big 5 titles (9 outright/11 shared), which is behind Temple’s 27 titles (6/21 shared) and Villanova’s 26 (15 outright/11 shared)

LOOKING AHEAD
• SJU will continue its busy two-week stretch by visiting Princeton on Wednesday, Dec. 5 and Big 5 rival Villanova on Saturday, Dec. 8
• The Hawks then take the annual break for final exams and will return to action on Dec. 22 by hosting 2018 Final Four team Loyola Chicago at the Palestra

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