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St. Joseph's-Charlotte Preview

Atlantic-10 opening round game

St. Joseph's-Charlotte Preview

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Atlantic-10 opening round game

No. 12 Charlotte (13-16, 5-11) at St. Joseph’s (19-12, 9-7)

Tuesday: 7 p.m. Hagan Arena

At stake: The winner plays: St. Bonaventure, 2:30 p.m. at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall.

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This season: Charlotte won at St. Joseph’s 57-52 on Jan. 7.

Coaches:

Charlotte – Alan Major (second season, 23-36)

St. Joseph’s – Phil Martelli (17th season, 319, 221)

 

PROBABLE STARTERS

Charlotte

C Chris Braswell 6-9 Jr., 15.6 ppg., 7.6 rpg.

F Javarris Barnett 6-7 Sr., 12.2 ppg., 5.7 rpg.

G/F DeMario Mayfield 6-5 So., 11.1 ppg., 7.0 rpg.

G Pierria Henry 6-3 Fr., 7.2 ppg., 3.4 apg.

G Jamar Briscoe 5-10 Jr, 7.4 ppg., 2.2 rpg.

 

St. Joseph’s

G Carl Jones, 5-11 Sr. 16.3 ppg., 3.2 apg.

G Langston Galloway, 6-2 So. 15.9 ppg., 4.5 rpg.

C C.J. Aiken 6-9 So. 11.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg. 3.7 bpg.

F Daryus Quarles, 6-6 So. 4.9 ppg, 2.7 rpg.

F. Halil Kanacevic, 6-8 So., 8.1 ppg.; 8.1 rpg.

 Notes

*St. Joseph’s had five different players receiving A-10 honors, the most in school history. Aiken was A-10 Defensive Player of the Year and 6-8 sophomore Ronald Roberts was Sixth Man of The Year. Galloway was a second-team all-A-10 choice and Jones and Kanacevic were honorable mention.  

*Charlotte’s Braswell was a third-team all-A10 choice while Henry was selected to the All-Rookie team.

*In the first meeting between the teams, St. Joseph’s shot 0 for 8 from beyond the arc in the first half and 2-21 for the game.

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Marc Narducci has performed a variety of jobs at The Inquirer since beginning with the paper in 1983. A long-time high school sports reporter in South Jersey, Narducci has also served as a beat writer for the 76ers, a backup Eagles and Sixers writer and has covered all the professional and colleges in the Philadelphia area. Among his duties at The Inquirer over the years, Narducci has covered one Super Bowl, two World Series and three NBA all-star games. Most recently he has covered the Philadelphia Union soccer team and this season will be adding college basketball duties, paying specific attention to St. Joseph’s. A life-long Southern New Jersey resident, Narducci is a 1977 graduate of Paul VI High and 1981 graduate of Glassboro State College (now Rowan University). Email Marc at mnarducci@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

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