SAINT JOSEPH’S HAWKS (7-9; 2-3 A-10) vs. DAYTON FLYERS (9-8; 3-2 A-10)
January 17, 2018 • 6:30 p.m. • CBSSN
Michael J. Hagan ‘85 Arena (4,200) • Philadelphia, Pa.

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ABOUT THE HAWKS
• Saint Joseph’s lost its second straight with a 72-69 defeat at Massachusetts, as the Minutemen rallied from a 16-point deficit. Shavar Newkirk and James Demery each had 22 points
while freshman Anthony Longpré had a season-high 11
• Shavar Newkirk has scored 20-plus points in three straight games, averaging 23.0 ppg during this stretch
• James Demery is averaging 19.8 points since A-10 play started and has scored in double figures in all 16 games this year
• Freshman Taylor Funk is second in the Atlantic 10 in three-point field goals made per game (3.1) and ranks 28th in the nation
• Saint Joseph’s is 4-1 at home this season; the Hawks own an eight-game home winning streak against Dayton

HAWKS’ STREAK: 2 losses

SERIES vs. DAYTON: Dayton leads 21-18

LAST TIME VS. DAYTON
• Dayton scored a 77-70 win over Saint Joseph’s on Feb. 7, 2017 despite a 25-point and 10 assist effort by Lamarr Kimble, for the first double-double of his career; Charlie Brown scored 17 points
• The Hawks were without starters James Demery and Chris Clover due to illness, and had only 10 healthy players dressed
• Dayton led by as much as 60-46 but the Hawks trimmed it to 60-53. They came as close as 66-63, but Scoochie Smith scored five straight to help put the game away

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR
• Pierfrancesco Oliva missed his first game of the season at UMass due to the flu; he is probable for tonight
• Nick Robinson is questionable for tonight as he is now battling the flu

BRIGHT SPOT
• Anthony Longpré made the start at UMass in place of Pierfrancesco Oliva and notched new season-highs
• The freshman posted 11 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in 31 minutes

TAKING CARE OF THE BALL
• After leading the nation the first week of January, Saint Joseph’s now ranks second in fewest total turnovers with 151; the Hawks are third in turnovers per game (9.4)
• SJU has recorded single digits in turnovers in seven of 16 games, with a low of three twice this year, most recently at George Mason

BALANCED ATTACK
• The Hawks had five players score double figures against VCU, marking the first time that occurred this season

MAGIC NUMBER
• Shavar Newkirk surpassed the 900-career point mark at UMass and now has 922 points. The senior has played in 95 career games

NEXT UP
• Jan. 20 vs. Fordham, 1 p.m., A-10 Network - TICKETS
• Jan. 24 at St. Bonaventure, 7 p.m., CBSSN

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