SAINT JOSEPH’S HAWKS (10-13; 3-7 A-10) vs. SAINT LOUIS BILLIKENS (15-8; 6-4 A-10)
  February 8, 2019 • 7 p.m. • ESPN2
Michael J. Hagan ‘85 Arena • Philadelphia, Pa.

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THE MATCHUP

Current SJU Streak: 1 loss
Series vs. Saint Louis: SJU leads 69-57
Last Meeting: 1/18/19, SLU 68-57
Coaches (years/record at school): Phil Martelli - 24th Year (440-322); Travis Ford - 3rd Year (44-45)
Teams’ Leading Scorers: Charlie Brown, Jr. - 19.9 ppg; Javon Bess - 15.7 ppg

THE HAWKS
• Lorenzo Edwards scored a career-high 22 points, hitting a perfect 6-for-6 from three-point range, but it wasn’t enough as Saint Joseph’s was defeated by La Salle, 83-69, in an A-10 and Big 5 game at Gola Arena. Charlie Brown scored 19 points and Troy Holston had a season-high 13 points
• This is the second meeting between SJU and Saint Louis this year, with the Billikens winning on their homecourt three weeks ago
• Charlie Brown, Jr., is the leading scorer in the A-10 with 19.9 ppg
• Anthony Longpré remains sidelined for this game, missing his sixth game due to a concussion, which occurred at Saint Louis on Jan. 18
• For the fifth straight game, SJU will have seven full scholarship players available to play
• Tonight marks the second of four A-10 ESPN Friday Night Showcase games for the Hawks, and the second one against Saint Louis. SJU will also face Davidson on Feb. 15 and VCU on March 8
• SJU will play its fourth straight game in Philadelphia on Tuesday when it hosts St. Bonaventure in the second meeting of the year
• This a Jesuit Basketball Spotlight game, which aims to raise awareness for Jesuit education

HEAVY HEARTS
• The Hawks and coach Phil Martelli are playing this game after the passing of the coach’s father - Phil “Pops” Martelli - on Wednesday
• Mr. Martelli was a fixture at practices, games and road trips over the past 24 years until health issues limited his travel two years ago
• He was in attendance at SJU’s win over UMass last Saturday

LORENZO’S LINE
• Lorenzo Edwards had a career game offensively at La Salle, scoring a personal-best 22 points on 8-for-9 shooting
• The redshirt sophomore was also a perfect 6-for-6 from three-point range. His previous high for threes made in a game was two
• A starter in three straight games, Edwards scored a then-personal best 14 points in the win over UMass last Saturday
• In the past two games, Edwards has connected on 12-of-17 from the field and 8-of-10 from beyond the arc

RAINING THREES
• The Hawks hit a season-high 14 three pointers in the loss at La Salle, and almost matched the Explorers’ total of 15
• It was the most long-range field goals for the Hawks since they had 13 against West Virginia in November
• SJU also converted a season-high 53.8 percent (14-of-26) three pointers, marking the first time since the West Virginia game that they exceeded 50 percent
• Surprisingly, the three-point performance against La Salle came after SJU went 4-for-23 versus UMass

AT THE LINE
• SJU’s 22-for-26 effort at the foul line vs. UMass was the most free throws made since the Hawks hit a season-high 36 in the win over UIC on Nov. 29
• More importantly, they hit 8-of-10 in the final five minutes vs. UMass
• Lorenzo Edwards made a pair of free throws with :04 left to secure the win

ADDING THEM UP
• Charlie Brown surpassed the 400-point mark for the season (438) and now has 836 points in 53 career games

NEXT
• Feb. 12 vs. St. Bonaventure, 6:30 p.m., CBSSN - TICKETS

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