SAINT JOSEPH'S HAWKS (11-17, 7-8 A-10)
FORDHAM RAMS (21-8, 12-3 A-10)
March 2, 2019 • 12:00 p.m.
Hagan Arena • Philadelphia, Pa.
PROBABLE HAWK STARTERS
G - Alyssa Monaghan (Sr.) – 14.6 ppg, 3.4 apg
G - Kristalyn Baisden (Sr.) - 8.2 ppg, 1.6 rpg
G - Lula Roig (So.) – 5.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg
G - Katie Jekot (R-Fr.) - 7.7 ppg, 3.4 rpg
F - Whisper Fisher (Sr.) – 3.6 ppg, 4.2 rpg
Series vs. Fordham: Saint Joseph's leads 38-9
First Meeting: 1/5/80, Saint Joseph's, 62-55
Last Meeting: 3/2/19, Saint Joseph's, 52-49
Coach Griffin vs. Fordham: 24-8
ABOUT THE HAWKS
• Saint Joseph’s caps the regular season this Saturday as it hosts Fordham at noon.
• The Hawks will celebrate Senior Day and honor their seniors - Kristalyn Baisden, Michala Clay, Whisper Fisher, Avery Marz, Alyssa Monaghan, Sarah Veilleux and Ashlyn Wert - in a postgame ceremony.
• Saturday's contest versus the Rams is a Jesuit Basketball Spotlight matchup.
• Saint Joseph's and Fordham are meeting for the 48th time come Saturday, with the host Hawks holding a 38-9 edge.
• The Hawks won both of their matchups over the Rams last season with each game coming down to the final possession.
• Chelsea Woods' layup with a second remaining lifted SJU to a 52-50 win at Rose Hill Gym on February 24, while a three-pointer by Sarah Veilleux with :00.2 left pushed the Hawks to a 52-49 win in the Quarterfinals of the A-10 Championship on March 2.
• As the regular season finishes up on Saturday, Saint Joseph's has already locked itself into an eighth-vs.-ninth matchup versus George Washington on Tuesday.
• A victory by the Hawks or a loss by the Colonials on Saturday solidifies the eighth seed and hosting duties for SJU as it holds a tie-breaker after winning the regular season matchup.
• A loss by Saint Joseph's on Saturday, coupled with a win by George Washington, would set the Colonials up as the higher seed.
• Saint Joseph's is coming off a 68-59 loss at George Mason on Wednesday.
• Senior Alyssa Monaghan led all players with a game-high 18 points against the Patriots.
The Atlantic 10 Championship begins this Tuesday with First Round games at campus sites. The Quarterfinals through Finals will be held at Duquesne's A.J. Palumbo Center starting next Friday and running through Sunday, March 10.
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