CHICAGO - The Saint Joseph's men's basketball team continues its road trip on Saturday as the Hawks head to Loyola Chicago. Saturday’s Jesuit Basketball Spotlight matchup between the Hawks and Ramblers will be televised locally on NBC Sports Chicago +, and nationally streamed on ESPN+, with free audio available on TuneIn.
Series vs. Loyola Chicago: Saint Joseph’s leads 2-0
First Meeting: 11/18/16, Saint Joseph’s, 71-57
Last Meeting: 12/22/18, Saint Joseph’s, 45-42
Coach Lange vs. Loyola Chicago: First Meeting
• Saint Joseph’s is coming off a 96-87 victory over Connecticut on Wednesday.
• On Wednesday, Ryan Daly finished with a career-high 30 points on 10-27 shooting, including 6-12 shooting from three-point range.
• Rahmir Moore came off the bench to score a season-best 22 points against the Huskies, with 13 coming in the second half.
• Myles Douglas matched his season-high with 18 points against Connecticut.
• Taylor Funk posted his first double-double of the year with 11 points and 11 rebounds versus the Huskies.
• The 96 points scored by the Hawks tied a Connecticut’s record at Gampel Pavilion for points scored by an opponent set by Villanova on February 18, 1995.
• Saturday marks the third meeting between Saint Joseph’s and Loyola Chicago.
• The Hawks hold a 2-0 edge in the all-time series, including a 45-42 victory last year on a last-second three-pointer by Lamarr Kimble.
• For Lorenzo Edwards, Saturday is a home coming as the junior forward earned All-State First Team honors at nearby Lake Forest High School.
NEW HIGHS WITH THE HAWKS
Ryan Daly set a new career-high with 30 points at Connecticut on Wednesday. Daly, who previously scored a career-best 28 points against UNC-Wilmington while a freshman at Delaware on January 7, 2017, also earned national recognition as Dick Vitale’s Star of the Night on Twitter.
EDWARDS’ CAREER GAME
Lorenzo Edwards had himself a game against Old Dominion as the junior forward finished with a career-best 23 points on 8-13 shooting, including 7-9 from behind the arc. With his success from three-point range on Sunday, half of Edwards’ 76 career field goals have now come from distance.
GETTING UP THREES
Saint Joseph’s enters Saturday averaging 33 three-point attempts per game. The Hawks attempted 33 at Connecticut on Wednesday and are on pace for 1,043 attempts this season. Should that average hold, SJU would shatter the previous mark of 775 set in 2003-04.
The Hawks cap their six-game road streak next week at the Charleston Classic. Saint Joseph’s opens the tournament on Thursday versus #15 Flordia.