#8 SAINT JOSEPH'S HAWKS (12-18)
#1 VCU RAMS (21-8)
Atlantic 10 Championship Quarterfinals
March 8, 2019 • 11:00 a.m.
A.J. Palumbo Center • Pittsburgh, Pa.
PROBABLE HAWK STARTERS
G - Alyssa Monaghan (Sr.) – 14.7 ppg, 3.3 apg
G - Kristalyn Baisden (Sr.) - 8.1 ppg, 1.6 rpg
G - Lula Roig (So.) – 6.2 ppg, 3.3 rpg
G - Katie Jekot (R-Fr.) - 7.5 ppg, 3.3 rpg
F - Whisper Fisher (Sr.) – 3.9 ppg, 4.3 rpg
Series vs. VCU: Saint Joseph's leads 9-8
First Meeting: 11/19/06, VCU, 60-59
Last Meeting: 2/3/19, VCU, 65-47
Last Saint Joseph's Win: 2/27/18, 72-63
Coach Griffin vs. VCU: 9-8
ABOUT THE HAWKS
• Eighth seed Saint Joseph's takes on top seed VCU on Friday in the Quarterfinals of the 2019 Atlantic 10 Championship at the A.J. Palumbo Center.
• The Hawks are making their 37th A-10 Championship appearance and are 49-33 all-time in A-10 Championship play.
• Saint Joseph’s has won the A-10 Championship three times (1997, 1999, 2013).
• The Hawks are coming off a 61-49 victory over ninth seed George Washington on Tuesday in the First Round of the A-10 Championship at Hagan Arena.
• Saint Joseph’s holds a slim 9-8 edge in the all-time series, but the Rams have won three of the last four contests.
• The Hawks and Rams are meeting for the third time this year, with VCU having won the previous two games - 59-40 at home and 65-47 at Hagan Arena.
• Friday will mark the first time the Hawks have faced VCU in the A-10 Championship Quarterfinals.
• Friday’s game will be streamed live on ESPN+, with Saturday’s Semifinals airing nationally on CBS Sports Network. The title game of the A-10 Championship will be televised at noon on Sunday on ESPNU.
• Saint Joseph’s senior Alyssa Monaghan collected some hardware on Thursday as she was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team.
• Redshirt freshman Katie Jekot was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team.
• Playing all 40 minutes against George Washington on Tuesday, Monaghan passed Kim Foley’s record for minutes played in a career (4,053), a mark that has stood since 1989. Monaghan has currently played 4,077 minutes in a SJU jersey.
Should Saint Joseph’s win on Friday the Hawks would advance to face either fourth seed Dayton or fifth seed Davidson in the Semifinals on Saturday at 11 a.m.
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