Hawks announce non-conference schedule

St. Joseph's head coach Phil Martelli. (Charles Fox/Staff Photographer)

St. Joseph’s has announced its non-conference men’s basketball schedule and among the highlights will be the appearance one of college basketball’s top players, Creighton’s Doug McDermott.

That will be the Hawks third game of the season on Saturday, Nov. 16 at Hagan Arena. It will be the second time McDermott has played in Hagan Arena, having also done so as a sophomore.

Last season St. Joseph’s visited Creighton.

The Hawks will play three Philadelphia schoolsl in December. St. Joseph’s hosts Villanova on Dec. 7 and Drexel on Dec. 18.

The Hawks will also visit Temple on Dec. 4.

St. Joseph’s will begin its 16-game Atlantic-10 schedule following a Jan 4 home game against the University of Denver.

After that game with Denver, St. Joseph’s will have just one non-league matchup, Jan. 18 at the Palestra against Penn.

The season will kick off with a Nov. 9 game at Vermont. As announced earlier, St. Joseph’s will compete in the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, opening with LSU on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28.

The complete schedule with the 16 Atlantic 10 Conference games will be announced in the coming weeks

Saint Joseph's Men's Basketball

2013-14 Non-Conference Schedule

Sat. Nov. 9  at  Vermont

Wed. Nov. 13 Marist

Sat. Nov. 16   Creighton

 Old Spice Classic (Orlando, Florida)

Thu. Nov. 28 vs. LSU

Fri. Nov. 29

Sun. Dec 1

(Tournament includes Butler, LSU, St. Joseph’s, Memphis, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Siena, Washington State).

Wed. Dec. 4 at Temple

Wed. Dec. 7 Villanova

Wed. Dec. 18 Drexel

Sat. Dec. 21 at Loyola-MD

Sun. Dec 29 Boston U.

Tues. Dec. 31 Binghamton

Sat. Jan. 4 Denver

Sat. Jan. 18 at Penn (Palestra)