SAINT JOSEPH’S HAWKS (11-14; 4-8 A-10) at DAVIDSON WILDCATS (18-6; 9-2 A-10)
  February 15, 2019 • 7 p.m. • ESPN2
Belk Arena • Davidson, N.C.

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THE MATCHUP
Current SJU Streak: 1 loss
Series vs. Davidson SJU leads 9-7
Last Meeting: 1/15/19, SJU 61-60
Coaches (years/record at school): Phil Martelli - 24th Year (441-323); Bob McKillop - 30th Year (572-346)
Teams’ Leading Scorers: Charlie Brown, Jr. - 19.9 ppg; Kellan Grady - 17.2 ppg

THE HAWKS
• Chris Clover and Charlie Brown, Jr., were the only Hawks in double figures with 11 points apiece as the Hawks lost to St. Bonaventure, 76-51, on Tuesday night
• This is the second meeting between SJU and Davidson, with the Hawks winning the first meeting on Jan. 15, 61-60
• Charlie Brown, Jr., is the leading scorer in the A-10 with 19.9 ppg and is averaging 18.7 points in conference games, which is tied for first in the league
• Tonight is the third of four A-10 ESPN Friday Night Showcase games for SJU and the second straight. The Hawks, now 1-1 in Friday games, will close out the regular season on Friday, March 8 at VCU
• Charlie Brown, Jr., was named the Big 5 Player of the Week for Feb. 11 after averaging 23.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in two games last week. He was also selected as the Jesuit Basketball Player of the Week
• For the seventh straight game, SJU will have seven full scholarship players available to play
• The Hawks are away from Hagan Arena for three games in a row and will get a week’s break before returning to action at Massachusetts on Saturday, Feb. 23

THE LATEST ONE
• Injuries have been a constant for the Hawks and Markell Lodge is the most recent player to be knocked out of action
• The senior sustained a thumb injury in the first half vs. Saint Louis last week and underwent season-ending surgery on Feb. 12
• The good news is that Anthony Longpré returned to action after missing six games with a concussion. He made his first appearance on Tuesday since the injury occurred on Jan. 18 at Saint Louis

CAN’T MISS
• Charlie Brown was 9-for-9 from the field with 21 points in the first half of the Saint Louis win, helping the Hawks stake an early double-digit lead. He finished the game with 28 points on 10-for-13 shooting
• He had a similar start at Dayton on Jan. 29, when he opened the game scoring 10 straight points to give SJU a quick 10-3 lead

ON TARGET
• In the two games (La Salle, Saint Louis) last week, the Hawks shot a combined 50 percent (59-for-118) from the field and 48 percent (26-for-54) from behind the arc
• SJU took 59 field goal attempts in both games, and tied their season-high with 33 made vs. Saint Louis
• At La Salle, the Hawks connected on a season-high 14 three-pointers

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
• In the past five games as a starter, Edwards is averaging 12.2 points and shooting 17-of-28 (60.7%) from the field and 12-of-19 (63.1%) from beyond the arc

IRON MEN
• SJU’s injury situation has certainly pushed the Hawks into increased minutes, especially for Jared Bynum and Charlie Brown
• Bynum had played all 40 minutes in seven consecutive games, finally getting a breather at the end of the Saint Louis win (39 mins)
• His season average is 36.5, which ranks fourth in the A-10 and 28th in the nation. He also ranks 10th in the nation in total minutes played (913). In league games, Bynum is averaging 38.1 minutes to rank third in the A-10
• Bynum’s 36.5 minutes per game betters the SJU freshman record of 36.3 held by Boo Williams (1977-78) 
• Brown also had his 40-minute streak snapped vs. SLU. He saw 40 minutes for four games in a row and six times this year. He’s averaging 35.7 minutes and 37.9 in conference games

LOOKING AHEAD
• The Hawks get a rare break with no game next week until Saturday, Feb. 23 at UMass
• SJU will play its third straight game on the road at Fordham on Feb. 27

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