By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – St. Joe’s will be on the road on Saturday, traveling down to Fairfax, Virginia, to take on George Mason in Atlantic 10 action.
The Hawks nearly pulled off a big win on Wednesday up at #19 UMass, they led by nine points with about six-and-a-half minutes left, but they eventually fell, 66-62.
“I believe that in that game, we competed very well,” St. Joe’s head coach Phil Martelli tells KYW Newsradio. “Particularly being on the road and being shorthanded, playing without Isaiah Miles with a concussion and then losing Ron Roberts (back) early in the second half. So we competed well, I don’t think we played well. We had 17 turnovers that led to 21 UMass points, we had a missed defensive assignment late in the game and we weren’t really able to execute in the last minute. The competition was good, the players were told that, execution has to be better. We put ourselves in position to win a game that we didn’t get done.”