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Hawks to face 'fierce' St. Louis team

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 3:25 PM
Ever since Saturday’s 71-59 win over visiting George Washington, St. Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli has been giving the highest praise to Wednesday’s opponent St. Louis. In addition to having to play on the road, Martelli says St. Louis is playing as well as any he has seen during... Read more

Not all reading is good for Hawks, says Martelli

Sunday, February 24, 2013, 1:37 AM
Here is some free advice to any St. Joseph’s basketball players – don’t read beyond this sentence. At least that is what coach Phil Martelli would like to see and to be honest, he may have a good point. Martelli was truly introspective following Saturday’s 71-59 win over George... Read more

Hawks should consider lineup change

Monday, February 18, 2013, 2:22 PM
St. Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli isn’t going to make change just for the sake of trying something different, but that doesn’t mean things will stay the same, at least concerning the starters. When asked if he would look to shake things up by making a starting lineup change in the... Read more

Martelli on La Salle loss: "We didn't stand toe to toe."

Saturday, February 16, 2013, 7:10 PM
For the most part, St. Joseph’s has been competitive in Atlantic-10 games this season. And while the Hawks were sort of competitive in Saturday’s 76-64 loss to La Salle at the Palestra, it was only the second A-10 game that they lost by double digits. The fact that the first one was in... Read more

Video: Change in philosophy sparks St. Joe's

Thursday, February 14, 2013, 2:02 AM
Video: The Inquirer's Marc Narducci reports from Hagan Arena where Saint Joseph's used some schematic changes to defeat Richmond, 61-55. Read more

Hawks game moved to 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 9, 2013, 8:13 AM
The time for today’s Atlantic-10 basketball game between St. Joseph’s and host Massachusetts has been changed from 2 pm until 7 pm due to the snow storm that has blanketed the Northeast. The game was supposed to be televised on ESPN2. A St. Joseph’s spokesperson said no determination... Read more

Jones named Big Five Player of the Week

Monday, February 4, 2013, 4:38 PM
St. Joseph’s senior guard Carl Jones has been named Big Five Player of the Week for the second time this season. Jones scored a team-high 19 points in the Hawks 66-62 win at Fordham on Wednesday and added 16 points in Saturday’s 70-69 victory over Temple. During the Fordham win, he went... Read more

Kanacevic continues stellar play

Saturday, February 2, 2013, 10:49 PM
There were many key factors in St. Joseph’s classic 70-69 win over Temple on Saturday at Hagan Arena. Fighting back from a nine-point deficit with under six minutes left showed plenty of character for the Hawks. They had to survive one of the great offensive efforts the team will see afer surviving... 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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