St. Joe's Carr to sit out

Saint Joseph’s senior guard Tasheed Carr won’t play in tonight's game against Atlantic 10 leader Xavier at the Palestra. Carr, averaging 13.0 points and shooting a team-best 40.2 percent from the arc, suffered what the school is terming a ``mild concussion’’ at practice on Tuesday.

The team doctor examined Carr this morning when the decision was made to keep him out the game. He will be re-evaluated to determine his status for Sunday’s final home game against St. Bonaventure. That is senior day when the Hawks seniors, Carr and Ahmad Nivins, will be honored.

Not having Carr tonight shortens an already very short bench. Hawks coach Phil Martelli said sophomore Charoy Bentley, who has played just 35 minutes and scored two points in the calendar year, will start in Carr’s place. The only regular bench players, guard Chris Prescott and forward Bryant Irwin, figure to get much more time than their typical 10 minutes or so per game.