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Archive: March, 2012

Martelli Analyzes NIT Loss

Thursday, March 15, 2012, 9:26 AM
We didn’t get to attend the Hawks’ 67-65 NIT los to Northern Iowa because of an assignment to cover Drexel at the same time. However, Joe Juliano provided us with some comments from coach Phil Martelli, whose team was again hurt on the offensive glass. Remember the 98-93 double overtime... Read more

St. Joe NIT Preview Box

Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 6:36 PM
Northern Iowa (19-13) at St. Joseph’s (20-13) NIT First round game. Wednesday, 7:15 p.m. at Hagan Arena. At Stake: The winner meets the winner of the Drexel-UCF game. Common Opponent – Creighton St. Joseph’s beat visiting Creighton, 80-71 on Dec. 10. UNI split with Creighton... Read more

Hawks To Meet N. Iowa In NIT

Sunday, March 11, 2012, 9:38 PM
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... Read more

Hawks hoping for NIT after early A-10 exit

Friday, March 9, 2012, 10:23 PM
Video: Fourth-seeded St. Bonaventure defeated No. 5 St. Joe's, 71-68, in an Atlantic Ten tournament quarterfinal game at Boardwalk Hall on Friday. The Inquirer's Marc Narducci reports. Read more

Hawks Now Hope For NIT

Friday, March 9, 2012, 8:30 PM
ATLANTIC CITY – Andrew Nicholson looked bigger than life and surely played that way. The the 6-9, 250-pound Atlantic-10 Player of the Year used his speed and power to dominate St. Joseph's for the second time in a week-and-a-half and this time it meant the end of a quest for an NCAA berth. By... Read more

St. Joseph's-St. Bonaventure Preview Box

Thursday, March 8, 2012, 1:13 PM
St. Bonaventure (17-11) vs. St. Joseph’s (20-12) Atlantic-10 Quarterfinal, 2:30 p.m. Friday at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City This season: St. Bonaventure beat the visiting Hawks, 98-93 in 2OT on Feb. 29. All-time Series: SJU leads, 46-17. Streak: St. Bonaventure has won one in a row. A-10... Read more

Hawks Get Taste Of Playoff Basketball

Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 11:47 PM
When it was suggested to St. Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli that his team lacked energy at times in the Hawks’ 80-64 opening round Atlantic-10 win over visiting Charlotte, he couldn’t disagree more. “I disagree,” Martelli said. “I think that was March basketball.” What... Read more

St. Joseph's-Charlotte Preview

Monday, March 5, 2012, 12:57 PM
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. This season: Charlotte won at St. Joseph’s 57-52 on Jan. 7. Coaches: Charlotte... Read more

Aiken Gratified At A-10 Defensive Player of the Year Honor

Monday, March 5, 2012, 4:08 PM
C.J. Aiken has a quiet manner to him until he gets on the court. No, the 6-foot-9 St. Joseph’s sophomore isn’t boisterous while playing, in fact he rarely says a word, but his actions speak volumes, especially on the defensive end. Aiken has gained considerable notice for his ability to... Read more

Hawks Look For Revenge Against Charlotte

Saturday, March 3, 2012, 6:55 PM
St. Joseph’s has earned the No. 5 seed in the Atlantic 10 tournament and the Hawks will open with a first round game at Hagan Arena Tuesday against No. 12 seeded Charlotte. And if the Hawks happen to win, then they would face No. 4 St. Bonaventure in a 2:30 p.m. quarterfinal Friday at Atlantic... Read more
About this blog
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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