Men's Basketball Hosts Iona on Friday at 7 p.m.
Dec. 27, 2012
PHILADELPHIA - The Saint Joseph's (5-4) men's basketball team returns to action after the holiday break to host Iona (6-5) on Friday, December 28 at Hagan Arena. Game time is 7 p.m.
Limited tickets are still available by calling 888-SJU-HAWK.
Video streaming is available with a subscription to Hawks All-Access. VIEW GAME
The game will be broadcast on SportsRadio 610 WIP with Matt Martucci and Joe Lunardi calling the action. Audio streaming of the game will be available on SJUHawks.com free of charge. LISTEN LIVE
Fans can also access the broadcast on their mobile devices by going to IRadioPhilly.com.
The Hawks are looking to snap a two-game losing streak, after falling at home to Fairfield on Dec. 22. This is the second of three consecutive games in Philadelphia, including a New Year's Eve date at Drexel.
Iona and Saint Joseph's played an entertaining game last time out at Iona, with the Gaels scoring a 104-99 win in double overtime despite 25 points from Carl Jones and 20 points from Ronald Roberts, Jr.
Langston Galloway now leads the Hawks in scoring with 14.2 points per game.
Saint Joseph's will again be without junior Halil Kanacevic, who is serving a two-game suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct in the Villanova game. He is eligible to return on Dec. 31.
SJU's next game outside of Philadelphia will be on January 5 at Morgan State. Conference play begins on January 9 against Butler at Hagan Arena.
INJURY REPORT: Sophomore Evan Maschmeyer is sidelined indefinitely with a fracture in his right hand suffered in practice the week of Nov. 5. He has recently started participating in non-contact practice.
FOR STARTERS: The Hawks have used three different starting lineups due to injuries and other reasons. Here are the lineups and the number of games for each: Aiken, Roberts, Kanacevic, Galloway, Wilson - 4; Aiken, Roberts, Kanacevic, Galloway, Jones - 3; Aiken, Roberts, Galloway, Wilson, Jones - 2
MAGIC NUMBER: Carl Jones needs one point to notch 1,500 in his career and become the 16th Hawk to score more than 1,500 points.
RON'S RECOVERY: Ronald Roberts was slowed for a few games by a bruise on his right thigh he suffered against American (Nov. 28). He only played 22 minutes at Coppin State, but did not miss a start during that stretch. Roberts is back to 100 percent and played 32 minutes at Villanova and recorded his fourth double-double of the year with 19 points and 11 rebounds vs. Fairfield.
LONG-RANGE GOALS: Langston Galloway seemed to get his shooting stroke back at Villanova as the junior connected on 6-of-10 three-pointers for a season-high 22 points. Entering the game, Galloway was hitting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc, but has since upped his season percentage to 37.5. Last season, the Hawks hit 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and Galloway was the top three-point shooter in the A-10 at 46.6 percent.
LANGSTON AND THE LIST: Langston Galloway scored his 1,000th career point in the win over American becoming the 50th Hawk to join the club. He is the 21st player to reach the number in his third season and the second consecutive junior to do so. Carl Jones achieved the feat last year in the ninth game of the season. Galloway now has 1,076 career points, while Jones has 1,499 points.
LOOKING AHEAD: The Hawks continue their tradition of playing on New Year's Eve when they visit crosstown rival Drexel at 4 p.m. SJU will travel to Morgan State on Jan. 5 before opening up the conference season at home against Butler on Jan. 9.