St. Joe’s Hawks
A native of Chester, Pa. and star at St. Joe’s, Jameer Nelson was one of the greatest players to ever lace them up in the Big 5.
For the first time since 1979, two St. Joe’s Hawks have been selected in the MLB Draft.
Temple, Drexel, and St. Joe’s are all still alive in the women’s basketball postseason.
The Atlantic-10 Tournament kicks into high gear today with quarterfinal action in Atlantic City, NJ. The marquee match-up of the day will feature Big 5 foes Temple and La Salle facing off about 7 PM.
Langston Galloway scored six of his 15 points in overtime and St. Joseph’s University opened the extra session with a 12-0 run to upset George Washington, 71-59, Tuesday night in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
The Hawks (8-21, 3-12) shot 4 for 13 from the field over the final 10 minutes and finished 3 of 16 from 3-point range (18.8 percent) overall.
The Temple Owls held off St. Joe’s at Hagan Arena on Wednesday night, 52-49, to win the women’s Big 5 championship and also pick up a 15th consecutive win.
Anthony Gurley scored 22 points and Massachusetts allowed its second-lowest points of the season in a 69-51 win over St. Joseph’s University on Wednesday night.
Idris Hilliard led the Hawks with 13 points.
St. Joe’s head coach Phil Martelli says Saturday’s win over UMass is giving his team some much-needed positive reinforcement.
Phil Martelli’s Hawks have dropped nine straight games as they get ready to host Massachusetts on Saturday.
The Hawks will be right back on Penn’s campus on Saturday morning for another Big 5 matchup, this one against Temple.
Aaric Murray scored 19 points, grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds, and had five blocked shots as La Salle held off Saint Joe’s on Thursday night.
It should be a fun night at the Palestra on Wednesday night as La Salle University takes on St. Joe’s in Big 5 and Atlantic 10 action.
The Big 5 matchup at the Palestra has been postponed until Thursday night at 7:00pm.