SAINT JOSEPH’S HAWKS (10-12; 3-6 A-10) at LA SALLE EXPLORERS (6-14; 4-4 A-10)
  February 5, 2019 • 7 p.m. • ESPN+
Gola Arena • Philadelphia, Pa.

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Current SJU Streak: 1 win
Series vs. La Salle: SJU leads 69-57
Last Meeting: 3/3/18, SJU 78-70
Coaches (years/record at school): Phil Martelli - 24th Year (440-321); Ashley Howard - 1st Year (6-14)
Teams’ Leading Scorers: Charlie Brown, Jr. - 20.0 ppg; Pookie Powell - 15.8 ppg

Charlie Brown scored 20 points and sophomore Lorenzo Edwards scored a career-high 14 as Saint Joseph’s held off UMass, 64-62, at to snap a two-game losing streak
 Charlie Brown is the leading scorer in the Atlantic 10, averaging 20.0 points per game, and has notched 20-plus points in three of the last four games
• For the first time since the start of the season, Saint Joseph’s dropped from second to fifth in the nation in turnovers per game (9.7) and has fallen to fifth in total turnovers (213). The Hawks led the nation at the start of the year and then had been holding onto the second spot for most of the season, behind Virginia, until last week
• The Hawks are seeking their second road win of the year and are looking to win two games in a row for the first time since December

• SJU’s 22-for-26 effort at the foul line vs. UMass was the most free throws made since the Hawks hit a season-high 36 in the win over UIC on Nov. 29
• More importantly, they hit 8-of-10 in the final five minutes • Lorenzo Edwards made a pair of free throws with :04 left to secure the win

Charlie Brown surpassed the 400-point mark for the season (419) and now has 817 points in 52 career games

Charlie Brown has totalled 80 field goal attempts in the past four games, including 23 against Penn
Phil Martelli said, “ He’s playing the game easier. His teammates are getting him the ball and I like the fact that he’s getting shot attempts.”
• As a team, the Hawks took a season-high 72 shots vs. Penn, making 29 (40.3%), and attempted 24 three-pointers, making only three (12.5%)
• SJU is averaging 59 field goal attempts and 26 three-point attempts per game

Lorenzo Edwards made the first start of his career in place of Taylor Funk at Dayton, which ended Funk’s streak of 42 consecutive games started
Markell Lodge has started four in a row for Anthony Longpré (concussion protocol), whose return is still undetermined
• Because of the injuries to Longpré, Lamarr Kimble and Pierfrancesco Oliva, the Hawks now have seven full scholarship players available to play

• SJU has two straight games in Hagan Arena, starting with the A-10 ESPN Friday Night Showcase vs. Saint Louis on Feb. 8
• The Hawks will then take on St. Bonaventure for the second time this year on Feb. 12