By Steve Tawa

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — St Joe’s held one last basketball practice on Hawk Hill, then shoved off for Buffalo and that NCAA date with UConn Thursday evening.

Many fans on campus, like Clint, think the team has really come together down the stretch.

(photo by Steve Tawa)

(photo by Steve Tawa)

“Phil Martelli did a great job getting their talent developed.”

(Reporter:) “How might they match up against a team like Connecticut that doesn’t let a team score too much?”

“Connecticut will be a tough test.”

Ryan says the players have terrific chemistry.

“We know a lot of guys on the team and we see them around a lot. It’s kind of nice to root for guys that can represent our school well.”

(photo by Steve Tawa)

(photo by Steve Tawa)

Paolo says they match up well against UConn.

“We just got to worry about that 7-footer.”

(Reporter:) “Thoughts on Villanova if they get past UConn?”

“That’s what I have in my bracket.”

SJU has gone 20-5 since the loss to Villanova in early December, winning 9 of their last 11 games, including three in a row to capture the Atlantic 10 Championship.

See the game on TBS Thursday at 6:55 p.m.