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Archive: November, 2012

Martelli on Creighton’s McDermott 'The kid is Larry Bird'

Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 11:15 PM
St. Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli had the highest of praise for a player he hopes the Hawks are able to contain on Saturday – Creighton 6-foot-8 junior Doug McDermott. When describing McDermott, Martelli said, “This kid is Larry Bird. McDermott is Larry Bird. He is this year’s... Read more

Hawks next opponent tastes first defeat

Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 10:20 PM
Last year St. Joseph’s was the first team to beat Creighton but this season Boise State beat the Hawks to the punch. When St. Joseph’s visits Creighton on Saturday, it will be a battle between highly regarded teams with one loss. Creighton was 6-0 before losing Wednesday, 83-70 at home... Read more

St. Joe's guard Langston Galloway downplays shooting woes

Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 11:53 PM
St. Joseph’s guard Langston Galloway has been struggling with his shooting which is surprising for a player who was the Atlantic-10 leader last year and fourth in the nation in three-point percentage (46.6 percent). In the last three games he has shot a combined 11 for 34 from the field and... Read more

Being a starter matters to Hawks' Jones

Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 11:39 PM
Senior guard Carl Jones would seem like an ideal spark off the bench for the St. Joseph’s, but his preference is to be in the starting lineup. Jones led the Hawks in scoring last season, averaging 17 points per game. In Tuesday’s 75-56 win over visiting Harvard, Jones came off the bench... Read more

Phil Martelli impressed with Notre Dame's poise

Friday, November 16, 2012, 12:59 PM
St. Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli says he is impressed with so many aspects of Notre Dame’s game, beginning with the Fighting Irish’s poise. The Hawks meet Notre Dame in tonight’s 9:30 p.m. meeting in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. BYU takes... Read more

Former NBA guard Greg Anthony evaluates St. Joe-Notre Dame

Thursday, November 15, 2012, 7:40 PM
Greg Anthony feels that Friday’s matchup between St. Joseph’s and Notre Dame will be a low-scoring, tightly contested college basketball game. Anthony, a commentator for Turner and former UNLV and NBA guard, will be an analyst for truTV’s broadcast of this weekend’s Coaches... Read more

St. Joseph's-Notre Dame preview

Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 12:29 PM
Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Notre Dame (2-0) vs. St. Joseph’s (1-0) Friday, 9:30 p.m. Barclays Center Brooklyn Radio/TV: 610-WIP AM; truTV At stake: The winner will face the winner of the 7 p.m. matchup between BYU and Florida State in Saturday’s 9:30 p.m. final. Coaches: St. Joseph’s... Read more

Kanacevic fine after first half spill

Monday, November 12, 2012, 11:00 PM
Halil Kanacevic and the crowd at Hagan Arena held their breath when the St. Joseph’s junior forward went down in the first half of Monday’s 61-35 win over Yale. With 10 minutes and 45 seconds left in the first half and St. Joseph’s leading 15-4, Kanacevic left after hurting his back... Read more

Opening impressions on the Saint Joseph's Hawks

Monday, November 12, 2012, 10:45 PM
It doesn’t matter what the score is, any college basketball coach gets up after that first game and talks about how his team has to get better. St. Joseph's coach Phil Martelli made that proclamation after the opening 61-35 win over visiting Yale. And before anybody says, it was only an Ivy... Read more

Jones to miss Hawks first three games

Thursday, November 8, 2012, 5:26 PM
Saint Joseph's announced that senior point guard Carl Jones will not participate in the first three games, due to violation of the University's community standards. The suspension began with Thursday’s exhibition game against Wheeling Jesuit. That means Jones will also miss Monday’s home... Read more
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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 and follow him on Twitter.

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