SAINT JOSEPH’S HAWKS (10-14; 5-7 A-10) at
FORDHAM RAMS (9-15; 4-8 A-10)
February 14, 2018 • 7 p.m. • A-10 Network
Rose Hill Gym • Bronx, N.Y.

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ABOUT THE HAWKS
• Saint Joseph’s snapped its five-game losing streak with an 85-73 win over Massachusetts on Saturday. Taylor Funk led all scorers with 22 points while James Demery and Shavar Newkirk added 18 apiece
• James Demery is averaging a career-best 17.3 points for the Hawks and 18.5 points in Atlantic 10 games. Shavar Newkirk is right behind with 17.1 points per game
• Taylor Funk needs three three-pointers to break the freshman record for threes set by Charlie Brown, Jr., (71)
• The Hawks rank third in the nation in fewest turnovers with 230
• Phil Martelli and the Hawks are participating in the Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge. Fans can pledge donations for three-pointers made by SJU at 3PointChallenge.org

JESUIT VS. JESUIT
• Tonight’s contest is a Jesuit Basketball Spotlight game as SJU and Fordham are both Jesuit universities
• The Jesuit Basketball Spotlight, which is in its seventh year, highlights games between men’s and women’s teams from the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities across the U.S.

STARTER SHAKEUP
• Phil Martelli changed the starting lineup vs. UMass as Nick Robinson replaced Chris Clover and Anthony Longpré took over for Pierfrancesco Oliva
• The Hawks have used four different starting lineups this season, as injuries and illnesses have been a factor; No player has started all 24 games for SJU

UPDATE FROM THE INFIRMARY
• Markell Lodge was the latest Hawk to miss a game due to the flu as he sat home for the UMass game; he will be back tonight
• Jai Williams and Anthony Longpré missed Monday’s practice with illnesses; Williams is doubtful for the game but Longpré will be available
• James Demery missed his first game of the year against Saint Louis, with a sprained ankle he suffered in the Penn loss, but returned to action the next game at La Salle
• Despite missing practice prior to the Saint Louis game with an illness, Pierfrancesco Oliva played 20 minutes in that game. Oliva had previously missed the UMass game on Jan. 14 with the flu
• Nick Robinson sat out the La Salle game with a thigh contusion but returned to action against Davidson

HAWKS’ STREAK: 1 win

SERIES vs. FORDHAM: SJU leads 36-18

NEXT UP
• Feb. 17 vs. Duquesne, 6 p.m., A-10 Network
• Feb. 21 vs. George Mason, 7 p.m., A-10 Network

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