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Saint Joseph's (9-5) at George Mason (7-8)



The Sports Network

DATE & TIME: Saturday, January 11, 8 p.m. (et)

FACTS & STATS: Site: Patriot Center (10,000) -- Fairfax, Virginia. Television: CBSSN. Home Record: SJU 5-2, GMU 5-1. Away Record: SJU 2-2, GMU 1-4. Neutral Record: SJU 2-1, GMU 1-3. Conference Record: SJU 0-1, GMU 0-1. Series Record: Saint Joseph's leads, 1-0.

GAME NOTES: After having their recent five-game win streak broken, the Saint Joseph's Hawks try to get back on track tonight when they face George Mason at the Patriot Center.

On Wednesday, the Hawks fell at nationally-ranked UMass, 66-62, in their Atlantic 10 opener. The Hawks squandered a late four-point lead, but Halil Kanacevic poured in 19 points and tallied 13 boards and six assists in the loss. Langston Galloway scored 18 and DeAndre' Bembry added 16 for St. Joe's.

The Hawks are also dealing with injuries. Senior forward Ronald Roberts Jr. sat out most of the second half of the UMass contest due to back spasms, leaving his playing status in doubt for tonight's tilt. If Roberts can't play, then junior Papa Ndao will likely step in his place. Sophomore forward Isaiah Miles, who missed the UMass game due to a concussion, is slated to miss tonight's contest. SJU head coach Phil Martelli used only seven players in the rotation due to the injuries.

The Hawks have three players averaging double figures, led by Galloway (17.0 ppg). He is 17 3-pointers shy of tying the team's all-time leader, Pat Carroll (2001-05), who made 294 from beyond the arc. If Roberts (14.6 ppg, 7.4 rpg) can't play, it will be a huge loss for the Hawks as he's shooting a team-best 56.4 percent from the field. That's among the top-10 in the conference. Bembry (10.9 ppg), Kanacevic (9.8 ppg, 8.2 rpg), and Chris Wilson (9.4 ppg) are also part of the starting lineup on a team that has the second-worst free-throw percentage (.653) in the A-10, this despite Galloway converting a team-high 82.4 percent of his foul shots.

The Patriots have lost back-to-back games, including Thursday's 71-57 setback at VCU. Bryon Allen netted 13 points but had four turnovers. Patrick Holloway added 11 points off the bench and Jalen Jenkins finished with a double-double (10 points, 12 rebounds). It was the first career start for Jenkins, a redshirt freshman forward.

Allen (14.0 ppg) and Sherrod Wright (13.4 ppg) pace the offense for the Patriots, who at 65.7 ppg are the lowest-scoring team in the A-10. On the positive side, they're limiting teams to 28.6 percent from 3-point range. Wright matched his career-high in free throws made by going 14-for-18 at VCU. Holloway is making 43.1 percent from beyond the arc, which is sixth-best in the conference.

This will be the first home A-10 game for the Patriots, who departed the Colonial Athletic Association last year. The Patriots could take advantage of a shorthanded Hawks squad by controlling the boards in Roberts' absence. If Holloway can knock down some long-distance shots, George Mason may get its maiden A-10 win.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: George Mason 69, Saint Joseph's 63

01/11 10:31:43 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 104
LAL 103
Final
GT 49
UNC 81
Final
CLEM 61
NCSU 66
 
Final
DET 15
BAL 2
 
Final
MIA 7
MIAFLA 1
 
Final
PHI 5
NYY 5
 
Final
BOS 2
NEASTERN 1
 
Final
TOR 7
PIT 8
 
Final
CIN 10
CLE 0
 
Final
OAK 9
SFG 4
 
Final
BOS 1
BOSTONCOLL 0
 
Final
ARI 4
ASU 0
 
Final
CLE 110
BOS 79
Final
CHA 104
LAL 103
Final
NYK 86
SAC 124
Final
ATL 104
HOU 96
Final
MEM 82
UTA 93
Final
CHI 97
WAS 92
4th
DEN 103
MIL 93
 
Final
UMO 70
AKR 63
 
Final
NAVY 56
ARMY 52
 
Final
BST 60
EMICH 67
 
Final
BUT 54
GEOR 60
Final
IND 63
IOWA 77
Final
FLGC 81
JVU 63
 
Final
USCU 90
KNST 54
 
Final
BGU 80
KSU 81
 
Final
NKENTUCKY 73
LIP 76
 
Final
HC 62
GHND 45
 
Final
RUTG 50
MD 60
Final
GT 49
UNC 81
Final
BUF 93
OHIO 66
 
Final
ALA 74
MISS 82
Final
DAY 75
RIU 59
Final
CMICH 85
TOL 77
 
Final
DET 77
YOUNG 67
Final
UNF 81
STET 67
 
Final
ABCHRIST 83
HOUB 71
 
Final
NDAK 78
NEOM 80
 
Final
NILL 65
WMICH 63
 
Final
ILLCH 60
WRST 57
Final
MIZZ 63
AUB 61
 
2nd
UGA 64
KENT 70
 
2nd OT
NW 74
MICH 71
 
Final
CLEM 61
NCSU 66
 
2nd
UF 66
TEXAM 62
 
2nd
KU 55
WVU 57
 
2nd
CREI 62
VILL 65
 
Final
PHI 2
CAL 3
Final
NJD 3
NAS 1
Final
CLB 3
WAS 5
Final
TAM 3
BUF 0
Final
FLA 2
TOR 3
Final
MIN 3
OTT 2
Final
DAL 3
NYI 2
 
3rd
ARI 1
ANA 3
 
2nd
VAN 1
SJS 3