By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The St. Joe’s Hawks will be quite busy this Thanksgiving weekend, as they take part in the Old Spice Classic down in Orlando, Florida.
The Hawks will open play against LSU on Thursday night.
St. Joe’s is 2-1 here in the early going.
“I’m really pleased with this team,” St. Joe’s head coach Phil Martelli tells KYW Newsradio. “They have a terrific work ethic, they really have bonded together. I think that really started in the summer, when we prepared for our trip to Italy and played four games over there.”
Now the Hawks have been idle from game action since November 16th, when they lost a heartbreaker to now #20 Creighton, 83-79.
“Now we have to rebound,” Martelli says. “We’re coming off a dissapointment, losing a home game, and really losing a possesion game. The players response in practice has been good, we’ve been focused on improving our defense and also getting them the proper rest that they are going to need, because now we play 5 games in 12 days.”