Saint Joseph's men's basketball (13-5; 3-1 A-10) will go on the road to Richmond (13-6; 3-1) on Saturday for a 4 p.m. game at the Robins Center. The game will be televised nationally by the NBC Sports 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 or on the SJUHawks app for mobile devices. Download now
Due to the NBCSN broadcast, video streaming will not be available for this game.
• Saint Joseph’s has won four in a row and nine of the last 10. The only two losses in the past 11 games have been to ranked teams (Villanova, Massachusetts).
• Langston Galloway needs two three-point field goals to break Pat Carroll’s school record of 294 career three-pointers. The senior also needs 18 points to break into SJU’s top 10 for careerscoring as he is now 10th with 1,708 points. Galloway leads the A-10 in three-point percentage and is second in three-pointers made per game.
• The Hawks defeated Rhode Island, 61-57, on Wednesday behind 20 points from Ronald Roberts and 15 from Langston Galloway. Roberts made 7-of-9 from the field and added nine rebounds and three blocks.
•Phil Martelli and his coaching staff will be among the 4,000 basketball coaches across the nation to participate in the annual Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Awareness Weekend. The Hawks' staff will wear sneakers for today’s game to raise awareness about the fight against cancer.
• The Hawks go on the road again to Dayton on Wednesday before returning for a stretch of three straight home games, beginning on Feb. 1 with a contest against UMass.
HOT HAWKS: Saint Joseph’s has won four straight and nine of their last 10 games. In the past 11 games, the only losses have been to ranked teams Massachusetts (#19) and Villanova (#14). The Hawks own a 5-1 record in the month of January.
NEW STREAK: With a win tonight, SJU would match its longest winning streak of the year, which ended with the loss at #19 UMass on Jan. 8. That was Saint Joseph’s longest since a five-game streak in December, 2011.
LONG-DISTANCE SERVICE: Langston Galloway is now just two three-pointers from breaking the school record of 294 held by Big 5 Hall of Fame inductee Pat Carroll (2001-05). Galloway’s in fine company on the list, having surpassed Hawk greats Jameer Nelson and Marvin O’Connor.
FINDING A WAY: Despite a poor shooting night, Saint Joseph’s pulled out the 61-57 win over Rhode Island after trailing at halftime and early (by 6 points) in the second half. The Hawks converted just 44.2 percent from the field and made only 2-of-14 three-point field goals. SJU also continued its season-long struggle from the foul line and hit 21-for-38.
RIGHTING THE SHIP: After consecutive losses to city rivals Temple and Villanova (30-point loss) in early December, Saint Joseph’s has gone 9-1 and Phil Martelli credits the players for the turnaround. “These guys looked at each other and decided that if they kept coming every day and kept themselves tight, then good things would happen. It was all of them. Not one guy wavered. I would say the strength of this group is the group and that’s what they leaned on.”
THEY’RE BACK: Ronald Roberts, Jr., made his return to the starting lineup at Penn after missing the previous two games with back spasms suffered at UMass. Isaiah Miles was also back at Penn after missing three games due to a concussion suffered in the Denver game on Jan. 4.
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 47.2 percent this year and ranks second in the A-10 with 3.2 threes made per game. He also ranks fifth in the nation in three-point percentage and 12th in threes made per game.
THE POINT FORWARD: Halil Kanacevic’s unique passing ability for a forward allows the Hawk offense to often run through him. He has been SJU’s leader in assists for the past two seasons and currently leads the team in rebounds (8.1) and assists (4.6).