Saint Joseph's (1-1) vs. Princeton (0-2)
Saturday, November 17 • Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena – 7 p.m.

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Update (4 p.m.) - A limited number of tickets are available at the door

FAN FEST BEGINNING AT 5:30 PM - INFO

PROBABLE HAWK STARTERS
F- James Demery (Sr.) – 20.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg
F- Pierfrancesco Oliva (R-So.) – 9.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg
F- Anthony Longpré (Fr.) – 4.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg
G- Chris Clover (Jr.) – 4.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg
G- Shavar Newkirk (Sr.) – 18.5 ppg, 3.0 apg

ABOUT THE HAWKS
• Saint Joseph’s pulled out an overtime road win at Illinois at Chicago, 86-82, behind 25 points from James Demery and 22 from Taylor Funk
• SJU fought back from an 11-point deficit and Funk sent the game into overtime by hitting a three-pointer at 40.6 seconds left in regulation
• This is the first home game of the year - SJU is 71-40 in the eight seasons of Hagan Arena

INJURY REPORT
• Lamarr Kimble will undergo a surgical procedure and miss the remainder of the 2017-18 season after re-injuring the fifth metatarsal of his left foot. 
• He suffered the injury in the Hawks’ season opener at Toledo last Friday. It was the same injury that occur on February 11, 2017 which required surgery and caused him to miss the final seven games of the season
• Charlie Brown, Jr., will sit out his third consecutive game with a fracture in his left wrist
• He had surgery on Oct. 24 and will be re-evaluated on Nov. 20 to determine his return to action

SERIES RECORD VS. PRINCETON: Tied 8-8

NEXT UP
• Nov. 23 - Wooden Legacy, SJU vs. Washington State, 3 p.m. (6 p.m. EST), ESPN3

LAST TIME OUT
• Saint Joseph’s pulled out a gutsy overtime road win at Illinois at Chicago, 86-82, behind 25 points from James Demery and 22 from Taylor Funk off the bench
• The Hawks trailed by as many as 11 points with 6:48 to play in the second half, but went on an 11-0 run with eight points from Funk to tie the game
• Funk also sent the game into overtime with a three-pointer with 40.6 seconds left
• Shavar Newkirk added 16 points while Pierfrancesco Oliva had 11

TAYLOR MADE
• Freshman Taylor Funk made his presence known at UIC, scoring a career-best 22 points on 9-for-15 shooting (4-of-8 3FGs)
• His three-pointer with 40.6 seconds left sent the game into overtime
• The 6-9 freshman made four three-pointers in his debut at Toledo, hitting 4-of-6 in the second half to finish with 16 points

INJURY PRONE
• The injury bug has hit the Hawks again, with Lamarr Kimble being sidelined and Charlie Brown waiting to return from injury
• Kimble’s season-ending injury is the fifth in two years for the Hawks

LOSS OF LAMARR
• The loss of captain Lamarr Kimble for the season is a undoubtedly a huge one for the Hawks
• He averaged 15.5 ppg last season, scoring double figures in 20 games, and was the team leader with 107 assists
• The junior has tallied double figures 32 times in 61 career games and has scored 599 career points

GOOD AS NEWKIRK
• Shavar Newkirk had an impressive debut at Toledo, less than 10 months after surgery to repair a tear to his ACL, suffered on Dec. 30, 2016
• The senior played 17 minutes and had 21 points, making 6-of-12 from the field
• Phil Martelli gave credit to the athletic trainer (Bill Lukasiewicz) and strength coach (Brian Bingaman) for their work with the senior, and praised Newkirk’s “courage and heart”, saying it is a “learned behavior”
• Newkirk saw 28 minutes at UIC and scored 16 while handing out five assists
• He owns a 15-game double-figure scoring streak dating back to the 2015-16 season

WELCOME HOME
• Tonight’s game opens the ninth season at Hagan Arena and the 68th on Hawk Hill
• SJU is 71-50 in the eight years of Hagan but owns an all-time record of 319-82 at home
• The Hawks are 6-2 in their Hagan Arena home openers and have won two straight

FAB FROSH
• Taylor Funk scored 38 points in his first two collegiate games, a total which ranks as the second best two-game debut in SJU history. The others are: 
• Bernard Blunt (1990-91) 45 pts (24 + 21)
• Taylor Funk (2017-18) 38 pts (16 + 22)
• Carl Jones (2009-10) 31 pts (13 + 18)
• Craig Amos (1988-89) 30 pts (24 + 6)
• Langston Galloway (2010-11) 24 pts (13 + 11)
• DeAndre’ Bembry (2013-14) 20 pts (11 + 9)

LOOKING AHEAD
• The Hawks head to California to take part in the Wooden Legacy over the Thanksgiving weekend
• SJU will face Washington State in the first game, and play either Harvard or nationally-ranked Saint Mary’s in the second on Nov. 24
• It will mark Saint Joseph’s third game on Thanksgiving in four years
• Following the tournament, which wraps up on Nov. 26, the Hawks return home to host Bucknell on Nov. 29 and Big 5 rival Villanova on Dec. 2

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