SAINT JOSEPH’S HAWKS (9-12; 4-5 A-10) at
LA SALLE EXPLORERS (9-13; 3-6 A-10)

February 3, 2018 • 4 p.m. • CBSSN
Tom Gola Arena • Philadelphia, Pa.

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ABOUT THE HAWKS
• Saint Joseph’s was edged by Saint Louis, 60-59, on Wednesday for its third straight loss, which snapped a five-game home winning streak. Taylor Funk led all scorers with 21 points while Shavar Newkirk had 16
• SJU was without James Demery on Wednesday due to an ankle sprain he suffered on Jan. 27 vs. Penn. He is probable for today’s game
• James Demery is averaging a career-best 17.6 points for the Hawks and 19.5 points in Atlantic 10 games
• Shavar Newkirk enters the game with 987 career points
• SJU’s current three-game losing streak is the longest of the year
• Today marks the third of three consecutive games in Philadelphia for the Hawks
• This game is an A-10 contest only - the March 3rd meeting at Hagan Arena will count in the Big 5 standings

HAWKS’ STREAK: 3 losses

SERIES vs. LA SALLE: SJU leads 68-56

BUGGED BY INJURIES
• James Demery missed his first game of the year against Saint Louis, with a sprained ankle he suffered in the Penn loss; he is expected to play today
• Despite missing practice all week with an illness, Pierfrancesco Oliva played 20 minutes in the Saint Louis game; Oliva missed the UMass game on Jan. 14 with the flu

CLOSE CALLS
• The Hawks have been involved in a number of close games this year as 13 of the 21 have been decided by less than 10 points
• More importantly, nine of SJU’s 12 losses are by a combined total of 34 points, and an average margin of 3.7 points
• Four of the Hawks’ losses in January were by three points or less

MAGIC NUMBER
• Shavar Newkirk is looking to join the 1,000-point club as he now has 987 points in 100 career games
• He will become the 55th player in school history so surpass 1,000 career points and the second this year as James Demery reached the mark against VCU on Jan. 3

TAKING CARE OF THE BALL
• Saint Joseph’s ranks second in the nation in fewest turnovers per game (9.3) and is second in fewest turnovers (195)
• SJU has recorded single digits in turnovers in 10 of 201games, with a low of three twice this year, most recently at George Mason

TAYLOR’S TREYS
• Taylor Funk tops the team in three-pointers made with 63 and is closing in on the freshman record of 71 set by Charlie Brown, Jr., last season

NEXT UP
• Feb. 6 at Davidson, 7 p.m., Stadium Network
• Feb. 10 vs. Massachusetts, 4 p.m., A-10 Network

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