Monday, September 22, 2014
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Hawks To Meet N. Iowa In NIT

St. Joseph’s has earned a No. 2 seed in its bracket and will host No. 7 Northern Iowa in a first round NIT game 7:15 on Wednesday at Hagan Arena.

Hawks To Meet N. Iowa In NIT

St. Joseph’s has earned a No. 2 seed in its bracket and will host No. 7 Northern Iowa in a first round NIT game 7:15 on Wednesday at Hagan Arena.

The Hawks (20-13, 9-7 A-10) are making their first postseason appearance since 2008.

St. Joseph’s was knocked out of the quarterfinals of the Atlantic-10 Tournament by eventual champion St. Bonaventure, 71-68.

Northern Iowa was 19-13 overall and 9-9 in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Panthers lost to Illinois State, 54-42 in the MVC Tournament quarterfinals.

Both teams have an interesting common opponent in MVC tournament champion Creighton. Northern Iowa split with Creighton, with each team winning on its home court.

St. Joseph’s beat Creighton, 80-71 on Dec. 10 at Hagan Arena.

Junior guard Anthony James (12.9 ppg.) is the only double-figure scorer for Northern Iowa.

Marc Narducci
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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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