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Archive: January, 2012

Hawks Continue Road Woes

Sunday, January 29, 2012, 2:39 PM
It’s been the recent story of St. Joseph’s, follow up a big win with a disappointing loss. After beating first place team Dayton at home on Wednesday, the Hawks lost 78-60 at Temple in a game they trailed by 28 points with under four minutes remaining. So this is no revelation, that for... Read more

Dayton Win Was A Season-Saver For Hawks

Thursday, January 26, 2012, 5:28 PM
It’s not too dramatic to suggest that St. Joseph’s saved its basketball season with Wednesday’s 77-63 win over Dayton at Hagan Arena. The Hawks had been reeling, having lost three in a row and five of seven and they had to take on a team that entered the evening as the first place... Read more

Video: C.J. Aiken looks ahead to St. Joe's-Temple

Thursday, January 26, 2012, 12:55 AM
Saint Joseph's forward C.J. Aiken talks about the Hawks' win over Dayton and looks ahead to the upcoming game at Temple. (Video by Marc Narducci/The Philadephia Inquirer) Read more

Hawks Find Their Way Against Dayton

Thursday, January 26, 2012, 1:02 AM
Entering a game against a first place team, St. Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli had been talking about how his team has lost its way lately. And who could argue? The Hawks had dropped three in a row, five of seven, and didn’t have that bounce in the step that characterized their play for... Read more

Dayton Coach Lauds Hawks

Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 9:11 AM
Don’t tell Dayton coach Archie Miller that St. Joseph’s is struggling. The Hawks have lost three in a row and five of seven and host Dayton on Wednesday at Hagan Arena. Meanwhile Dayton is 14-5 overall, and leads the Atlantic-10 with a 4-1 record following Saturday’s 87-72 win over... Read more

Hawks Continue Searching For Answers

Saturday, January 21, 2012, 11:09 PM
It’s a long season and there is still plenty of basketball left so St. Joseph’s hopes that the team didn’t peak in December. Since a 74-58 win at Hagan Arena over Villanova on Dec. 17, the Hawks haven’t been the same team. This point was brought home following Saturday’s... Read more

Martelli not buying the tired argument

Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 9:48 PM
Phil Martelli isn’t buying the excuse that his team may be tired. St. Joseph’s hasn’t really been the same team since a 74-58 victory over Villanova on Dec. 17. Since then, the Hawks are 5-3, but 3-3 in the last six games. With a short rotation, Martelli was asked if the minutes... Read more

Hawks increase both their standards and win total

Thursday, January 12, 2012, 12:33 PM
There was no outward celebrating, just the usual acknowledgement of yet another win and the urging to move on to the next game. Yet Wednesday’s 80-62 win over Fordham carried some significance for St. Joseph’s in that it already surpassed the victory total of each of the previous two years... Read more

Hawks look for second A-10 win

Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 9:02 PM
Coming off its first home loss of the season, Saint Joseph’s (11-5, 1-1 A-10) welcomes Fordham (7-8, 0-2) to Hagan Arena on Wednesday night as the Hawks look to contend for a top seed in the conference tournament in March. The Hawks, whose 11 wins equal their total of last season (including their... 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 and follow him on Twitter.

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