Dec. 20, 2011
PHILADELPHIA – Saint Joseph’s (8-3) will look to make it four straight when the Hawks host Coppin State (4-6) on Wednesday evening at Hagan Arena. Game time is 7 p.m.
GAME NOTES: • With SJU’s next win, Phil Martelli will tie the school record for career victories. He now has 308 wins while current record-holder Bill Ferguson registered 309 in 25 seasons (1928-53). • The Hawks received three votes in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll for this week after earning five last season. It is the first time since 2007-08 that SJU has received votes in one of the weekly rankings. • SJU has won three in a row and five of the last six. • C.J. Aiken is the nation’s leader in blocked shots with his 4.7 average, while the Hawks rank third (8.1) as a team in the NCAA Statistics of Dec. 19. • Langston Galloway was the Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Week and the Big 5 Player of the Week. • Saint Joseph’s is in the midst of a string of five consecutive home games on campus. The only other time this occurred in school history was February 1990. • Saint Joseph’s is again sporting one of the youngest teams in the nation, with no seniors, two juniors, five sophomores and three freshmen.