The Saint Joseph's men's basketball team (10-10; 3-5 A-10) will host Davidson (11-9; 4-4) in the only meeting this year of the teams on Tuesday at Hagan Arena at 8 p.m. (note later starting time).
The contest will be televised by the American Sports Network and its affiliates, with the broadcast being seen in Philadelphia on The Comcast Network. Among those affiliates are stations in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia and Connecticut. To find the game in your area, go to AmericanSportsNet.com.
Streaming of the game will also be available on ASN's website. WATCH
The Saint Joseph's Sports Network broadcast can be heard on 610 Sports. LISTEN
• Lamarr Kimble hit the game-winning shot with 15 seconds left, and Chris Clover scored a career-high 21 points as SJU edged La Salle, 73-72. James Demery had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Charlie Brown scored 15 points.
• The win over La Salle snapped a four-game A-10 losing streak for the Hawks.
• Lamarr Kimble ranks 11th in the nation for minutes played (37.9 average). He’s seen all 40 minutes of action four times this year.
• Phil Martelli will receive the “Good Guy” award from the Philadelphia Sportswriters Association on Friday night.
• This marks the fourth Tuesday night game for the Hawks, and they’re looking for their first win on this night.
• This is the second of three straight home games for SJU as it will host Fordham on Saturday.
LAST TIME VS. DAVIDSON: Davidson won last year’s meeting, 99-93, as Jack Gibbs scored 35 points. It was the Hawks’ first road loss of the year and ruined the nation’s only undefeated road record (9-1). Isaiah Miles almost matched Gibbs with 32 on 12-for-18 shooting while DeAndre’ Bembry had 19 points, with 17 in the second half. The game featured a frenetic scoring pace in the first half, which saw SJU own a 48-43 lead at halftime. The Hawks continued to hold onto the lead for most of the second half although Davidson forced seven ties. The Wildcats took the lead for good at 5:04 as they broke a 79-79 tie and then ran the lead up to 91-83. SJU pulled within 91-88 with :37 left, but a pair of free throws gave Davidson a 93-88 cushion. Bembry connected on a three to pull the Hawks within 93-91, but two more free throws with 22 seconds to play iced the win for Davidson.
KIMBLE IN THE CLUTCH: Lamarr Kimble had the game-winning shot for SJU, hitting a short jumper with 15.8 seconds to go to lift the Hawks over La Salle, 73-72. It was the second game-winning shot of his career as his three-pointer in overtime helped defeat Temple on Dec. 13, 2015.
LUCKY CLOVER: Sophomore Chris Clover had the breakout game the Hawks were hoping for against La Salle. He established a new career-high of 13 points in the first seven minutes and had 16 points by halftime. Clover finished the game with a personal best 21 points on 8-for-11 shooting, and 4-of-5 three-pointers, along with five assists. He also saw a career-high 34 minutes of action in the win, and now has four games of double figures this year.
CHARTING CHARLIE: Charlie Brown was named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week for January 23, and for the second time this season. The freshman averaged 15.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in the Hawks’ 1-1 week. Brown set new career-highs with 19 points and nine rebounds in Saint Joseph’s win over Penn, which snapped a three-game losing streak. He shot 7-for-8 from the foul line in the game. Earlier in the week, he had 11 points and grabbed six rebounds in the Hawks’ loss at Massachusetts.
GOOD FEELING: The win over La Salle ended a four-game Atlantic 10 losing streak for SJU. They had ended a three-game overall losing skid with the victory over Penn on Jan. 21.
EYE ON JAI: Jai Williams has been giving the Hawks solid minutes off the bench recently. In the win over La Salle, Williams played a personal best 25 minutes and grabbed a career-high eight rebounds. He had six points on 3-for-4 shooting at St. Bonaventure, and Phil Martelli recognized Wiliams for his play in the first half in the Penn win.
CHARLIE IN CHARGE: Charlie Brown had a key stretch in the La Salle win in which he had 10 points in a span of four minutes when the Explorers had taken the lead. The freshman ended that run with two free throws that tied the game with 6:19 to play. Brown, who finished the game with 15 points and made 7-of-8 from the foul line, has scored double figures 15 times this year.
THE GOOD GUY: Phil Martelli has been named the recipient of this year’s “Good Guy Award” from the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association, which will be presented at the 113th annual PSWA banquet on Feb. 3 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill. Martelli, always helpful and accessible to the media in good times and bad, capped off a strong 2015-16 season by storming through the Atlantic 10 Tournament, to win the Hawks' second title in three years and earn an eighth seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Hawks then defeated No. 9 Cincinnati for their first NCAA Tournament win since 2004 before bowing to Oregon in the second round, finishing at a stellar 28-8. The conference title was the second in the last three years for Martelli, who is also a four-time A-10 Coach of the Year.
GIVEAWAYS: Coming off an impressive game against GW when they had only three turnovers, the tide turned quickly on the Hawks at Rhode Island as SJU gave the ball away a season-high 17 times. Saint Joseph’s matched that number with 17 vs. Richmond and followed that with 16 at Massachusetts. They decreased the number against Penn, committing only seven, for the first time in six games that the Hawks had single-digit turnovers. Despite those numbers, SJU ranks fourth in the league and 32nd in the nation in fewest turnovers (238).
HANDS OFF: As they have in the past few years, the Hawks are limiting their personal fouls and now average 16.9 per game. They are second in the A-10 and rank 29th in the nation in fewest fouls with 337. At one point last year, SJU led the nation in fewest fouls and only had 10 disqualifications.
LOOKING AHEAD: SJU closes out the three-game home stand against Fordham on Feb. 4. Saint Joseph’s returns to the road on Feb. 7 at Dayton.
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