By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The surging St. Joseph’s Hawks will be back at Hagan Arena on Saturday to host Fordham.
The Hawks are now 18-7 this season and 8-3 in the Atlantic 10 after outlasting Rhode Island, 57-54, on Wednesday up in Kingston. The Hawks sweep the season series from the Rams, but they win the two games by a total of just seven points.
“They deserve tremendous credit,” St. Joe’s head coach Phil Martelli tells KYW Newsradio. Wonderful, wonderful competes. We were able to win both game because of our age and a burning desire within this group, to make sure that we are successful. So I have great appreciation for how they played the game, but I also have great appreciation for how my players chased victory.”