SAINT JOSEPH’S HAWKS (9-10; 0-2 Big 5) vs. PENN QUAKERS (11-6; 3-0 Big 5)
  January 26, 2019 • 7 p.m. • ESPN+
  The Palestra • Philadelphia, Pa.

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* Fans - be sure to visit the Tip-Off Zone in the Tse Atrium, with beer and wine for purchase pregame and at halftime

THE MATCHUP
Current SJU Streak: 1 win
Series vs. Penn: SJU leads 51-36
Last Meeting: 1/27/18, Penn 67-56
Coaches (years/record at school): Phil Martelli - 24th Year (438-319); Steve Donahue - 4th Year (59-47)
Teams’ Leading Scorers: Charlie Brown, Jr. - 19.6 ppg;  AJ Brodeur - 15.0 ppg

THE HAWKS
SJU rallied for a 74-70 win over Richmond on Wednesday. Jared Bynum hit the go-ahead free throws at 1.6 seconds and Charlie Brown posted 31 points and 14 rebounds as the Hawks fought back from a 15-point deficit
• 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 A-10 and ranks 33rd in the nation in assist/turnover ratio with 2.9 per game
• Charlie Brown is the leading scorer in the Atlantic 10, averaging 19.6 ppg
• Due to injuries, the number of available full scholarship players has been reduced to just seven. Anthony Longpré is in concussion protocol and doubtful for tonight
• This is the Hawks’ third Big 5 game of the year; they will close out City Series play on Feb. 5 at La Salle
• Phil Martelli and staff will be wearing sneakers for the annual Suits and Sneakers Week, the Coaches vs. Cancer initiative. They will be wearing gold laces in memory of Lace Holsworth, while Martelli will have a special Coaches vs. Cancer tie

PEP RALLY
• The Hawks fought from a 15-point first-half deficit to rally for the win over Richmond
• It was the largest deficit overcome for a win this season, surpassing the 13 points in the Illinois Chicago game on Nov. 28

CHARLES IN CHARGE
• Charlie Brown had the game you’d expect from the A-10’s leading scorer to key the comeback win over Richmond
• Brown finished with 31 points and a career-high 14 rebounds for the first double-double of his career
• In the second half, the redshirt soph connected on 6-of-9 from the field and 3-of-4 from three-point range, finishing the game with five three-pointers
• It was Brown’s eighth game with 20 or more points and his second with 30-plus points
• That performance came after Brown scored just nine points at Saint Louis, which was his first time without double figures since Jan. 7, 2017 against Fordham (0 points)

KEY TO THE CITY
• The Hawks are 0-2 in the Big 5 after losses to Temple and Villanova; SJU 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)
• SJU will close out City Series play on Feb. 5 with the game at La Salle

HOME AWAY FROM HOME
• Saint Joseph’s has utilized The Palestra as an alternate home venue ever since the beginning of the Big 5 in 1955, and owns an all-time record of 336-166 in the building
• The 2018-19 season marks the 64th consecutive season in which Saint Joseph’s will play at least one game at The Palestra, which remains an integral part of SJU basketball history
• The Hawks scored one victory here already this season with the 45-42 win over Loyola Chicago on Dec. 22. It’s the first season since 2012-13 that SJU is playing more than one game at The Palestra

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 are participating in both games this week
• The coaches are wearing gold laces in memory of Lacey Holsworth, who lost her battle with cancer at the age of eight
• Martelli will also be wearing a specially-designed Coaches vs. Cancer tie, courtesy of Vineyard Vines
• 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
• The laces and ties are available for purchase:  shoecarnival.com/lacey and vineyardvines.com - (keyword: coaches)

LOOKING AHEAD
• The Hawks have a quick turnaround with another trip and a Tuesday game at Dayton
• SJU then gets to stay in Philly for four consecutive games, which includes a crosstown trip to La Salle on Feb. 5

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