Saint Joseph's (19-7; 9-3 A-10) will look for its fifth straight win when it hosts Dayton (19-8; 7-5) on Tuesday, February 25 at Hagan Arena. Game time is 7 p.m. and the contest will be televised nationally on the CBS 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. Download the new SJUHawks app and upgrade to the premium app to listen to the game on your mobile device.
Due to the CBS television broadcast, video streaming of the game will not be available.
• Saint Joseph’s won its fourth in a row, defeating Fordham, 87-72. Langston Galloway scored a career-high 33 points and hit a school-record 10 three-point field goals. Ronald Roberts and DeAndre’ Bembry had 13 points apiece while Halil Kanacevic scored 10.
• Saint Joseph’s has gone 15-3 since a loss to #14 Villanova on Dec. 7 and has won four in a row and six of the last seven.
• Saint Joseph’s RPI is 38, up from 43 last week, and is the fifth best in the Atlantic 10.
• The Hawks’ 19 wins are the most since the 2007-08 team won 21 games and reached the NCAA Tournament. The 19-7 record is the highest winning percentage through 26 games since the 2003-04 team was 26-0. Saint Joseph’s 9-3 A-10 record is the best since 2007-08.
• Langston Galloway needs 19 points to move into 3rd place on SJU’s all-time scoring list. Ronald Roberts needs four rebounds to reach 800 in his career.
• SJU leads the A-10 in 3-point percentage in all games (38.4) and in field goal percentage (47.2) in conference games.
• The Hawks go on the road for a pair - at St. Bonaventure on Saturday and at GW on March 5.
LAST TIME OUT: Langston Galloway hit a school-record 10 three-pointers and scored a career-high 33 points to lead Saint Joseph's to an 87-72 win over Fordham at Hagan Arena. Galloway made 10-of-15 from behind the arc to eclipse the record of nine three-pointers previously set by Brian Leahy vs. Duquesne on Jan. 17, 1988. The senior finished the game shooting 11-for-18 overall from the field. Ronald Roberts, Jr. had 13 points and a team-high 13 rebounds for the Hawks, while DeAndre' Bembry scored 13 and Halil Kanacevic added 10 points and five assists. The Hawks used their three-point shooting to go on a 21-2 run early in the second half, scoring three points on each of seven straight possessions. Galloway knocked down five three-pointers in the four-minute stretch, while Chris Wilson also hit a three and Kanacevic had a three-point play. At the end of the run, SJU held a 65-36 lead, its largest of the game. Galloway connected on the record-tying three-pointer with 10:40 to play and then hit the record-setting field goal just 31 seconds later at 10:09 to give SJU a 71-42 lead. The Hawks scored the first seven points of the game and built up a quick 18-7 lead, helped by two three-pointers from Galloway. Another three by Galloway and five points from Bembry pushed SJU's advantage to 37-15, its biggest of the half. Fordham would close out the half with a 13-3 run to cut the deficit to 42-30 at halftime. Although SJU shot 60 percent from the field in the first half, the Hawks committed nine turnovers, followed by 10 in the second half.
LAST TIME VS. DAYTON: Langston Galloway banked home a three-pointer with 1.8 seconds remaining to lead Saint Joseph's past Dayton, 60-57. Chris Wilson led the Hawks with 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting, while Halil Kanacevic scored the 1,000th point of his collegiate career and grabbed 11 rebounds. Ronald Roberts, Jr. added 12 points and DeAndre’ Bembry had 11.
THE 600 CLUB: The win at Rhode Island was the 600th game of Phil Martelli’s head coaching career. Martelli has posted a school-record 357 wins in 19 seasons at Saint Joseph’s. The Fordham game was the 300th Atlantic 10 game of his career, and he owns 176 conference wins.
A WIN TONIGHT... : would give the Hawks their most A-10 wins (10) since 2004-05 (14); would give the Hawks their most victories (20) since 2007-08 (21); would give the Hawks a 5-game winning streak, tying the longest this year; would give the Hawks 11 wins at home, the most since 2011-12 (11).
SHOOTING FOR 20: The Hawks are seeking their first 20-plus win season since 2007-08 when SJU went 21-13 and reached the NCAA Tournament. Phil Martelli has guided the Hawks to 20 wins seven times in his career.
ON A ROLL: Saint Joseph’s has won 15 of its last 18 games, posting a 6-2 record in January and a 5-1 mark thus far in February. SJU’s longest winning streak of the year thus far has been five games in December.
RAINING THREES: Langston Galloway put on another long-range shooting exhibition vs. Fordham as he set the school record with 10 three-pointers en route to scoring a career-high 33 points. The senior made 3-of-5 in the first half and 7-of-10 in the second half, to hit 66.7 percent (10-of-15) in the game. The previous SJU record was nine by Brian Leahy vs. Duquesne on Jan. 17, 1988. Galloway scored 24 points in the second half, which matched his career best set earlier this season against Duquesne. In that game, the senior connected on 9-of-11 shots in the half, including 6-of-7 three-pointers to score 24 points in 19 minutes.
SEVEN-FOR-SEVEN: SJU outscored Fordham, 21-2, early in the second half. But what was more remarkable was that the Hawks scored three points on each of seven consecutive possessions. Langston Galloway knocked down five three-pointers in the four-minute stretch, while Chris Wilson also hit a three and Halil Kanacevic had a three-point play.
BOUNCING BACK: After a six-point effort at Rhode Island, Langston Galloway bounced back in a big way with 33 points and a school-record 10 three-pointers. The longest stretch of his career in which the senior has scored less than 10 points is a three-game streak in Jan. 2013. Phil Martelli said, "He's done it through his whole career. It's very rare that he has two or three games in a row where he's playing poorly. You know, Lang gets it. He's a senior. He's got three left in this building. And he wanted to leave people with a memory on this one." Earlier this year, Galloway rebounded from two straight single-digit games to score 24 in the win over VCU. He has tallied double figures in 92 of the 125 games of his career and in all but four games this season.
HEATING UP: Saint Joseph’s shot 59.2 percent from the field vs. Fordham, tied as the second best number of the season, and made 15-of-29 from three-point range (51.7 percent). The Hawks also shot over 70 percent from the foul line (73.7 pct) for only the eighth time this year. Helping the team’s field goal percentage were 4-for-4 efforts by both Ronald Roberts and Halil Kanacevic.
SENSE OF BALANCE: The Hawks had their most balanced game of the year at La Salle as all five starters scored double figures for the first time this season. The Hawks also shot 49 percent from the field and went a
season-best 81.8 percent from the foul line. SJU also committed just eight turnovers while forcing La Salle into 13 turnovers.
FOUR TO SCORE: After his 33-point effort against Fordham, Langston Galloway is just 18 points out of third place on SJU’s all-time scoring list behind Carl Jones’ total of 1,845.
LOOKING AHEAD: In the final two weeks of the regular season, Saint Joseph’s goes on the road for a pair - at St. Bonaventure on March 1 and at George Washington on March 5. The Hawks close out the regular season at home on March 9 against La Salle