Men's Basketball Travels to Saint Joseph's Saturday at 4
Colonials Aim for Fourth Straight Victory vs. Hawks
Jan. 7, 2011
GW (8-6, 1-0 A-10) at Saint Joseph's (5-9, 0-1 A-10)
Saturday's Game: GW (8-6, 1-0 A-10) faces Saint Joseph's (5-9, 0-1 A-10) in the only regular-season meeting this year. GW comes to Hawk Hill having won six of its last seven games and is riding a three-game winning streak matching its longest winning streak of the season.
Saturday's game marks the 54th meeting between the schools in a series that dates back to the 1931-32 season. SJU has won four of the last five meetings, including four of the last five on Hawk Hill.
Saturday's game marks GW's first visit to renovated Hagan Arena. The Colonials' last visit to Saint Joseph's was on Feb. 4, 2009 when the teams squared off at The Palestra. GW's last visit to Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse was three years ago on Feb. 14, 2007.
Saint Joseph's is coming off a 75-63 loss to Duquesne Wednesday at home. SJU was led by Langston Galloway's 20 points, one of four Hawks in double figures. SJU shot 37 percent from the field and committed 19 turnovers against the Dukes.
Saint Joseph's is 2-3 at home this season and has played two common opponents in Boston U. (85-79 loss) at BU and Holy Cross (65-54 win) at Worcester, MA, on Dec. 28.
GW is coming off a 72-67 victory over La Salle in the A-10 opener for both teams Wed. at Smith Center. Tony Taylor led the Colonials with a career-high 28 points as GW shot 40.7 percent from the field and outrebounded the Explorers, 44-35.
GW has been without its top returning scorer from last season, soph. G Lasan Kromah, for the entire 2010-11 season due to a preseason foot injury.
A Closer Look at Saint Joseph's: The Hawks enter play Wednesday with a 5-9 overall record, 0-1 in the A-10 following Wednesday's loss to Duquesne. SJU has two players averaging double figure points led by Carl Jones' 17.4 ppg and Langston Galloway's 13.0 ppg. For the season, Saint Joseph's is shooting 40.3 percent from the field, 31 percent from three-point range and 71 percent from the line. The Hawks average 65.8 points a game but are getting outrebounded by nearly three caroms a game. The Hawks have lost seven of their last nine games with five of those coming on the road.
Next Game: GW returns home to host Fordham (6-7, 0-1 A-10) on Wednesday, Jan. 12, at Smith Center. The GW-Fordham game will tip at 7 p.m. (EST) and will be broadcast on 1050 AM as well as at FederalNewsRadio.com. Live video streaming and stats will be available at GWsports.com.