St. Joe’s Hawks
Even though college basketball may have been on the minds of the fans at the Palestra, the annual event raises money for the American Caner Society.
The Penn Quakers have been idle since they swept their initial weekend of Ivy League action last Friday and Saturday with wins at Columbia and Cornell.
Now the Hawks get the chance to show they can win some key games on the road, as they start a three-game run on Saturday afternoon at UMass.
St. Joe’s now sits at 11-4 on the season, after finding a way to win on the road at Duquesne University last night, taking an 84-82 decision in overtime.
CJ Aiken scored 20 points as Saint Joseph’s University defeated Coppin State on Wednesday night, tying coach Phil Martelli for the most victories in school history.
It’s always one of the highlights of the local college basketball slate, and this year, for the first time ever, it will take place on Hawk Hill.
Through ten games this season, St. Joe’s center-forward CJ Aiken has blocked 48 shots (4.8 per game), and that leads the entire nation.
Creighton (7-0) will present the biggest challenge by far on the Hagan Arena slate to this point.
Langston Galloway shot nine for 14 from the field, while making a career-best six of eight three-pointers.
CJ Aiken had 13 points and nine blocks as Saint Joseph’s University defeated Drexel University, 62-48, on Wednesday night.
Hagan Arena should be rocking tonight as St. Joe’s hosts Drexel in City Series college basketball action.
It should be a good matchup tonight in local women’s basketball, as St. Joe’s hosts Drexel at Hagan Arena.
The St. Joe’s Hawks have already turned some heads this season with their impressive play, and they haven’t even played their home opener yet. That comes on Saturday as the Hawks host Penn State at Hagan Arena.
The 2011-2012 college basketball season gets underway tonight for St. Joe’s, as the Hawks travel down to Western Kentucky to run with the Hilltoppers.
Dr. Jack Ramsay will be the man presenting Magee at the ceremonies.