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Archive: March, 2013

Aiken pursuing pros

Friday, March 22, 2013, 2:18 PM
St. Joseph’s center C.J. Aiken will bypass his senior season to pursue a professional basketball career. The 6-foot-9 Aiken averaged 10.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocked shots for the 18-14 Hawks. "After lengthy meetings with C.J. Aiken and his family, C.J. has decided to pursue a career... Read more

Final game typifies Hawks season

Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 7:20 PM
The final game was sort of a microcosm of the season for St. Joseph’s – some good stretches, some rough ones and then a disappointing ending. The Hawks finished 18-14 following Tuesday’s 63-61 loss to St. John’s in an opening NIT game at Hagan Arena. The game received plenty... Read more

Hawks prepare for NIT

Monday, March 18, 2013, 1:50 PM
St. Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli isn’t looking at his team’s second straight NIT appearance as a way to prepare for next year. At 18-13, Martelli sees the NIT as an opportunity to improve now. “It’s a chance to win a game against great competition,” he said. The... Read more

Kanacevic talks about the key technical foul

Saturday, March 16, 2013, 10:13 PM
Since St. Joseph’s 82-79 Atlantic Ten quarterfinal loss to VCU, it’s been suggested by Hawks fans that the technical foul on Halil Kanacevic was a major turning point. Yes, the Hawks lost by just three, a deceptive margin, since they hit a three at the buzzer and VCU did let down in the... Read more

Video: Hawks show effort in loss

Saturday, March 16, 2013, 3:20 AM
Marc Narducci of the Inquirer reports from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. where St. Joe's lost to VCU in the A-10 tournament, 82-79. Read more

A-10 Quarterfinal Preview

Friday, March 15, 2013, 9:36 AM
ATLANTIC 10 QUARTERFINAL No. 10 St. Joseph’s (18-12) vs. No. 2 VCU (24-7) Tonight, 6:30 p.m. at the Barclays Center Storyline: VCU has long ago secured a berth in the NCAA Tournament. It’s believed that St. Joseph’s has to win the A-10 tourney to secure a bid. Coaches: St. Joseph’s... Read more

Video: Preview of the Hawks in the A-10 tournament

Monday, March 11, 2013, 10:40 PM
Marc Narducci discusses Saint Joseph's first round of the A-10 tournament against Xavier on Thursday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Hawks beat Xavier earlier this season at Hagan Arena 59-49 on January 26. Read more

Underdog Hawks own win over first-round A-10 opponent

Sunday, March 10, 2013, 7:13 PM
St. Joseph’s won’t be favored in its opening Atlantic-10 tournament game with Xavier, but winning won’t be impossible, especially since it already occurred once. Too bad for the Hawks sake, the A-10 tourney isn’t being played at Hagan Arena. No. 10 seeded St. Joseph’s... Read more

Rhode Island should provide challenge to Hawks

Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 1:25 PM
Almost every coach praises the upcoming opponent regardless of its record. Yet when St. Joseph’s plays host to Rhode Island in the final regular season home game on Wednesday, the Rams should draw praise despite being just 3-11 in the Atlantic-10. Whether C.J. Aiken (back, wrist) plays or not... Read more

Hawks among many still looking for A-10 berth

Sunday, March 3, 2013, 1:17 AM
St. Joseph’s basketball coach Phil Martelli has been miffed about all the talk (or actually the writing) about the Hawks chances to qualify for the Atlantic-10 Tournament. Twelve of the 16 teams will qualify. There is one week left in the regular season. And with two games remaining, the Hawks... 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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