The Saint Joseph's men's basketball team will host Rhode Island as scheduled on Wednesday, January 22 at 7 p.m. at Hagan Arena.
The game will be televised on a tape delay on The Comcast Network at 9 p.m. with another replay on Comcast SportsNet at 11 p.m. The contest will be televised live in Rhode Island on Ocean State Network.
Video streaming, in high definition, will be offered with a subscription to Hawks All-Access via SJUHawks.com and the A-10 Digital Network.
The game will be broadcast on CBS Sports Radio 610 AM (WIP) with Matt Martucci and Joe Lunardi calling the action, with free audio streaming available on SJUHawks.com.
• Saint Joseph’s has won three in a row and eight of the last 10 The only two losses in the past nine games have been to ranked teams (Villanova, Massachusetts).
• Langston Galloway needs three three-point field goals to become the Hawks’ all-time leader.
• The Hawks rolled over Penn, 85-86, as they made 13-of-15 three-pointers in the first half. Langston Galloway continued his hot shooting from beyond the arc by making 6-of-7 en route to 20 points. DeAndre’ Bembry and Chris Wilson each scored 13 points while Ronald Roberts scored 10 in his return to the lineup. Halil Kanacevic just missed a triple-double with nine points, 15 rebounds and 12 assists. It was Phil Martelli’s 350th career victory.
• Senior Ronald Roberts, Jr., and sophomore Isaiah Miles returned to action vs. Penn after missing the past few games. Roberts missed two with back spasms and Miles sat out three after suffering a concussion.
• The Hawks go on the road for two straight at Richmond (Saturday) and Dayton (Jan. 29).
OT HAWKS: Saint Joseph’s has won three straight and eight of their last 10 games, with the only losses coming to ranked teams Massachusetts (#19) and Villanova (#14).
CITY SLICKERS: With Halil Kanacevic and Ronald Roberts having already earned Big 5 Player of the Week honors this season, it was Langston Galloway’s turn. The senior earned the honor for this week and was his first city honor of the season and fifth of his career. Galloway averaged 23.0 pts, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists as SJU defeated Duquesne and Penn. He had one of the best shooting weeks of his career as he hit 68 percent (17-for-25) from the field and a blistering 70.5 percent (12-for-17) from three-point range. He tallied a team-high 26 points against Duquesne as he recorded his highest point total in a half with 24 points, making 6-of-7 three-pointers in that half and finished the game shooting 10-for-15 from the field. Galloway continued that in the win over Penn as he made all four three-point attempts in the first half and finished the game making 6-of-7 three-pointers to finish with 20 points. It marked the fifth time this year that Galloway has made six three-point field goals in a game.
THEY’RE BACK: Ronald Roberts, Jr., made his return to the starting lineup at Penn after missing the past two games with back spasms suffered at UMass. Isaiah Miles was also back after missing three games due to a concussion suffered in the Denver game on Jan. 4.
LONG-DISTANCE SERVICE: Langston Galloway is now just two three-pointers behind the Hawks’ all-time leader, Pat Carroll (2001-05), who connected on 294. Galloway’s in fine company on the list, having surpassed Hawk greats Jameer Nelson and Marvin O’Connor.
CAREER 3-POINT FIELD GOALS
Name Seasons G 3FG
1. Pat Carroll 2001-05 98 294
2. Langston Galloway 2010- 116 292
3. Darrin Govens 2006-10 124 244
4. Marvin O’Connor 1999-02 89 231
5. Jameer Nelson 2000-04 125 229
LIGHTS OUT LANGSTON: Langston Galloway had the best offensive half of his career when he scored 24 points in the first half against Duquesne, as the Hawks built up a 30-point lead. The senior connected on 9-of-11 shots in the half, including 6-of-7 three-pointers to score 24 points in 19 minutes. He played just nine minutes the rest of the way as the Hawks held a comfortable lead. Galloway followed that with another top-notch shooting effort as he hit 6-of-7 threes, and 7-of-10 shots overall, to score 20 points in the win over Penn.
TRIPLE PLAY: Halil Kanacevic just missed the rare triple-double against Penn, falling one point short. The senior had nine points and tied his career-highs with 15 rebounds and 12 assists. The last time a Hawk achieved a triple-double was Dwayne Jones versus St. Bonaventure on Feb. 19, 2005, when he had 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks.
BACK IN FORM: Langston Galloway has returned to the long-range shooting form from his sophomore season, when he was the top three-point shooter in the A-10 and ranked fourth in the nation with 46.6 percent. The senior is hitting a league-best 47.9 percent this year and ranks second in the A-10 with 3.3 threes made per game. He now ranks fifth in the nation in three-point percentage and 12th in threes made per game.
PADDING THE STATS: SJU’s offensive performances vs. Duquesne and Penn boosted the Hawks’ stats and moved them up in the A-10 rankings in a number of categories. Saint Joseph’s now leads the conference in the following - field goal percentage; 3-pt. field goal percentage; 3-pt. field goals made; rebounding margin; rebound defense; and defensive rebounds. SJU leads the league in A-10 games in - scoring; field goal percentage; 3-pt. field goal percentage; 3-pt. field goals made; rebounding defense; and assists.
TAKING SHOTS: The Hawks scored 84 points on just 48 shots against Duquesne, with the point total obviously helped by a season-high 17 three-point field goals. But the amount of shots the Hawks have taken concerns Phil Martelli as he feels the team needs to take a least 60 shots per game. The Hawks got closer to Martelli’s “magic number” at Penn, with 55 field goal attempts. SJU has taken less than 50 shots in the past four games, with an average of 49.7 per game. However, the Hawks have made the most of the shots they’ve taken - in the past five games, SJU is converting 57.2 percent (114-199) from the field and 54.1 percent (46-85) from three-point range.
GAME OF THREES: The Hawks have put on a few long-range shooting exhibitions this season, most recently with a season-best 17-for-27 (63.0 percent) effort in the win over Duquesne. It marked the most three-pointers made since a school-record 20 by the Hawks against Temple in the 2003-04 season. SJU has also hit 14 three-pointers in a game twice this year, against Binghamton and Creighton, and then made 15 in the win over Penn. Saint Joseph’s now ranks eighth in the nation in three-point percentage with 41.4 percent.
LOOKING AHEAD: The Hawks go on the road for two consecutive games - at Richmond on Jan. 25 and at Dayton on Jan. 29. SJU returns home on Feb. 1 to face Massachusetts for the second time this year.