SAINT JOSEPH’S HAWKS (9-12; 2-6 A-10) vs. UMASS MINUTEMEN (8-13; 1-7 A-10)
  February 2, 2019 • 4:30 p.m. • NBCSN
Michael J. Hagan ‘85 Arena • Philadelphia, Pa.

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THE MATCHUPS
Current SJU Streak: 2 losses
Series vs. UMass: UMass leads 38-35
Last Meeting: 2/10/18, SJU 85-73
Coaches (years/record at school): Phil Martelli - 24th Year (439-321); Matt McCall - 2nd Year (20-33)
Teams’ Leading Scorers: Charlie Brown, Jr. - 20.0 ppg; Luwane Pipkins - 17.5 ppg

THE HAWKS
• Saint Joseph’s lost at Dayton on Wednesday, 75-64, despite getting out to one of the best starts of the season. Chris Clover matched his career-high with 21 points and Charlie Brown scored 19 in the loss. Taylor Funk came off the bench to score 11 points
Charlie Brown is the leading scorer in the Atlantic 10, averaging 20.0 points per game, and has notched 20-plus points in two of the last three games
Jared Bynum is the A-10’s leader in assist/turnover ratio with 2.5. The freshman also ranks third in assists in conference games with 5.5 per contest
• For the first time since the start of the season, Saint Joseph’s dropped from second to fourth in the nation in turnovers per game (9.7) and has fallen to fifth in total turnovers (202). The Hawks led the nation at the start of the year and then had been holding onto the second spot for most of the season, behind Virginia, until earlier this week

FLYING START
• SJU got off to its best start of the year at Dayton, but couldn’t sustain it in the loss
Charlie Brown opened the game scoring 10 straight points as the Hawks took a quick 10-3 lead. Brown hit his first five shots to give him 12 points by the 14:21 mark
• The Hawks made seven of their first eight shots and were hitting 8-of-11 as they took a 19-12 lead
• Brown finished the half with 15 points but had just four the rest of the game

BIRTHDAY WEEKEND
Charlie Brown celebrates his 22nd birthday today while Markell Lodge turns 24 on Sunday

IRON MEN
• SJU’s injury situation has certainly pushed the Hawks into increased minutes, specifically Jared Bynum and Charlie Brown
• Bynum has played all 40 minutes in five consecutive games, upping his season average to 36.0, which ranks sixth in the A-10 and 49th in the nation. He is playing 37.5 minutes in league games, to rank fifth in the A-10
• Brown has seen 40 minutes for two games in a row and four times this year. He’s averaging 35.0 minutes and 37.4 in conference games
• Prior to his injury, Lamarr Kimble was averaging 35.8 minutes, which still ranks eighth in the A-10 and 52nd in the NCAA stats

LUCKY CLOVER
Chris Clover matched his career-high at Dayton, scoring 21 points for the fourth time in his career. He shot 6-for-11 from the field and made 3-of-5 three-pointers
• The senior is averaging 13.3 ppg in the last six contests, in which he’s started five

BROWN’S BIG WEEK
• At the beginning of this week, Charlie Brown earned Player of the Week honors from the Atlantic 10 and Big 5 (co-player)
• In action last week, Brown averaged 29.0 points and 13.0 rebounds while shooting 45.5 percent from the field (20-of-44) and 92.3 percent (12-for-13) from the foul line
• He had 31 points and a career-high 14 rebounds for his first-ever double-double in the win over Richmond. He then notched his second straight double-double with 27 points and 13 rebounds in the loss to Penn
• It was the second time this season he received weekly honors from both leagues

LOOKING AHEAD
• The Hawks have a local road trip with the meeting at La Salle on Tuesday for an A-10 and Big 5 game
• SJU then has a pair of games back in Hagan, vs. Saint Louis on Feb. 8 and St. Bonaventure on Feb. 12 - TICKETS

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