SAINT JOSEPH’S HAWKS (7-8; 0-3 A-10) at DUQUESNE DUKES (10-5; 1-1 A-10)
  January 12, 2019 • 4 p.m. • ESPN+
   A.J. Palumbo Center • Pittsburgh, Pa.

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THE MATCHUP
Series vs. DU: SJU leads 39-13
Last Meeting: 2/17/18, SJU 82-75
Coaches (years/record at school): Phil Martelli - 24th Year (437-317); Keith Dambrot - 2nd Year (26-21)
Teams’ Leading Scorers: Charlie Brown, Jr. - 19.6 ppg; Eric Williams, Jr. - 13.5 ppg

THE HAWKS
• SJU couldn’t overcome a dismal start at St. Bonaventure, going down 17-1 and the 37-10 at halftime, in the 73-47 loss. Lamarr Kimble (16) and Charlie Brown (11) were the only Hawks in double figures
• Saint Joseph’s continues to rank second in the nation in turnovers per game, with an average of 9.1. Freshman Jared Bynum tops the conference and ranks 59th in the nation in assist/turnover ratio with 2.6 per game
Charlie Brown is the leading scorer in the Atlantic 10, averaging 19.6 ppg
Pierfrancesco Oliva (sprained ankle) and Lorenzo Edwards (shoulder) are both probable for today after missing Wednesday’s game
• SJU is looking to avoid an 0-4 start in Atlantic 10 play. The last time that happened was in 2010-11 when the Hawks went 0-8 to begin the conference season
• The Hawks are finishing up semester break right now, but are in the midst of a stretch of 18 straight days of action, with six games, three road trips and practices mixed in between
• After playing five straight games in the Philadelphia area, the Hawks are on the road for three of four
• Saint Joseph’s returns home on Jan. 15 for a nationally-televised meeting with Davidson before heading back on the road to Saint Louis for an A-10 Friday Night Showcase game

INJURY REPORT
Pierfrancesco Oliva suffered a sprained ankle vs. GW and missed the St. Bonaventure game, but should return to action today
• Lorenzo Edwards sat out the past two games with a shoulder injury and is also probable for this game

DOUBLING DOWN
Charlie Brown has scored double figures in 14 of 15 games this year, while Lamarr Kimble has hit double digits in 13
• Brown missed one game (Villanova) due to injury and Kimble missed double figures against UCF and GW

TAKING CARE OF THE BALL
• SJU ranks second in the nation in turnovers per game (9.1) and second in fewest number of turnovers (137); Virginia is the NCAA’s leader with 8.8
•  SJU had a season-high 13 turnovers against both Loyola Chicago and George Mason
• The Hawks have committed 10-plus turnovers five times this season, all occurring in six of the last seven games; they posted their average with only eight vs. GW
• Freshman Jared Bynum leads the A-10 in assist/turnover ratio with 2.6 and is ranked 38th in the nation. He has 52 assists this year to just 20 turnovers

LOOKING AHEAD
• SJU is back home on Tuesday for a meeting with Davidson
• The Hawks return to the road on Jan. 18, heading to Saint Louis for an ESPN2 Atlantic 10 Friday Night Showcase game

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