SAINT JOSEPH’S HAWKS (8-9; 1-4 A-10) at SAINT LOUIS (13-4; 4-1 A-10)
  January 19, 2019 • 6 p.m. (CST)/ 7 p.m. (EST) • ESPN2
Chaifetz Arena •  St. Louis, Mo.
Jesuit Basketball Spotlight Game

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Current SJU Streak: 1 win
Series vs. SLU: SLU leads 11-3
Last Meeting: 1/31/18, SLU 60-59
Coaches (years/record at school): Phil Martelli - 24th Year (438-318); Travis Ford - 3rd Year (42-41)
Teams’ Leading Scorers: Charlie Brown, Jr. - 20.1 ppg; Javon Bess - 15.4 ppg

SJU snapped its four-game losing streak, and picked up its first A-10 win, by edging Davidson, 61-60, on Tuesday night. Chris Clover led the way with a season-high 18 points while Jared Bynum had 12 points and nine assists. Troy Holston had a season-high 11 points and Charlie Brown scored 11
• Saint Joseph’s suffered key losses in the Duquesne game with injuries to Pierfrancesco Oliva and Lamarr Kimble. Oliva is out for the year and Kimble will be sidelined indefinitely (more on pg. 3)
• Saint Joseph’s continues to rank second in the nation in turnovers per game, with an average of 9.4. Freshman Jared Bynum tops the conference and ranks 38th in the nation in assist/turnover ratio with 2.9 per game. Bynum has dished out 17 assists in the past two games
• Charlie Brown is the leading scorer in the Atlantic 10, averaging 19.6 ppg
• Tonight ends a stretch of 18 straight days of action for the Hawks, with six games, three road trips and practices mixed in between
• This a Jesuit Basketball Spotlight game, which aims to raise awareness for Jesuit education (more on page 4)

• Senior Chris Clover had his best game of the year when the Hawks needed it, against Davidson
• Starting in place of the injured Lamarr Kimble, Clover scored a season-high 18 points while hitting a personal best four three-pointers, including the eventual game winner with 59 seconds to play
• It marked the second straight game in double figures for Clover as he had 12 in the loss at Duquesne
• His previous season high was nine points

• With the Hawks facing the absence of two key players, Phil Martelli doesn’t buy into the “next man up” theory, but it certainly seemed like the players did against Davidson
• Senior Chris Clover started in place of Lamarr Kimble and had his best game of the year with a season-high 18 points
• Graduate transfer Troy Holston had his first double-figure game with the Hawks, contributing 11 points, with three three-pointers, in a season-high 21 minutes
• Redshirt senior Markell Lodge tied his season-high in minutes (19) and contributed great energy while grabbing five rebounds and blocking two shots

• Jared Bynum has been impressive at the start of his career and is averaging 11.7 points and leading the team in assists with 4.1
• Phil Martelli said, “He might be a freshman academically and socially, but he’s a basketball player. He belongs in these games.”
• Bynum, who has scored double figures 10 times, had a career-high eight assists at Duquesne and bettered that with nine assists vs. Davidson
• He’s also the A-10’s leader in assist/turnover ratio with 2.9 as he averages 4.1 assists to 1.4 turnovers

• Tonight’s contest is a Jesuit Basketball Spotlight game as SJU and Saint Louis are both Jesuit universities
• The Jesuit Basketball Spotlight, which is in its eighth year, highlights games between men’s and women’s teams from the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities across the U.S. Other Jesuit schools on the Hawks’ schedule are Fordham and Loyola Chicago

• SJU returns home for a pair of games in Philadelphia, against Richmond on Jan. 23 and versus Penn at the Palestra on Jan. 26
• The Hawks travel to Dayton for another Tuesday game, on Jan. 29