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2003–04 Saint Joseph's Hawks men's basketball team

The 2003–04 Saint Joseph's Hawks men's basketball team represented Saint Joseph's University during the 2003–04 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The group is one of 25 teams to finish the regular season undefeated in men's division I basketball. They were the last to do so until Wichita State did it in 2014. Under 9th year head coach Phil Martelli, the Hawks held an overall record of 27-0 and a conference record of 16-0 in the regular season before losing to Xavier in the A-10 tournament and eventually Oklahoma State in the East Regional Final of the NCAA Tournament.[2]

2003–04 Saint Joseph's Hawks men's basketball
Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena.jpg
NCAA Tournament, Elite Eight
Atlantic 10 Regular Season Champions
ConferenceAtlantic 10
Ranking
CoachesNo. 5
APNo. 5
2003–04 record30-2 (16–0 Atlantic 10)
Head coachPhil Martelli (9th season)
Assistant coachMark Bass (5th season)
Assistant coachMatt Brady (11th season)
Assistant coachMonté Ross (8th season)
Home arenaAlumni Memorial Fieldhouse
Seasons
2003–04 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
No. 5 Saint Joseph's 16 0   1.000     30 2   .938
Temple 9 7   .563     15 14   .517
Rhode Island 7 9   .438     20 14   .588
UMass 4 12   .250     10 19   .345
St. Bonaventure 3 13   .188     7 21   .250
Fordham 3 13   .188     6 22   .214
West
Dayton 12 4   .750     24 9   .727
George Washington 11 5   .688     18 12   .600
Xavier 10 6   .625     26 11   .703
Richmond 10 6   .625     20 13   .606
Duquesne 6 10   .375     12 17   .414
La Salle 5 11   .313     10 20   .333
2004 Atlantic 10 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

Contents

RosterEdit

2003–04 Saint Joseph's Hawks men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 5 Dwayne Lee 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Jersey City, NJ
G 12 Tyrone Barley 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Newark, NJ
G 13 Chet Stachitas 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
G 14 Jameer Nelson 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Chester HS Chester, PA
G 15 Delonte West 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Eleanor Roosevelt HS Washington, D.C.
F/C 21 Dwayne Jones 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) So American Christian School Morgantown, WV
G 33 Pat Carroll 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Hatboro-Horsham HS Pittsburgh, PA
F 34 John Bryant 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Woodbridge, VA
F 40 Dave Mallon 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) So East Aurora, NY
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on
  • Jameer Nelson, (20.6 ppg/4.7 rpg)
  • Delonte West, (18.9 ppg/5.4 rpg)
  • Dwayne Jones, (6.4 ppg/7.0 rpg)
  • Pat Carroll, (10.1 ppg/3.6 rpg)
  • Tyrone Barley, (7.2 pgg/1.0 rpg)
  • Chet Stachitas
  • John Bryant
  • Dwayne Lee
  • Dave Mallon
  • Arvydas Lidzius
  • Artur Surov
  • Robert Hartshorn
  • Brian Jesiolowski
  • Rob Sullivan
  • Andrew Koefer

Schedule and resultsEdit

 
Jameer Nelson led the Hawks during the season, averaging over 20 points per game, and receiving numerous accolades, including the John Wooden Award.
 
Delonte West, averaged over 18 points per game as a junior.

Asterisk designates NCAA D-1 Tournament game.

Date Opponent Site Score, W/L
11/14 #10 Gonzaga H 73–66 W
11/25 Boston A 71–56 W
11/29 Old Dominion A 75–72 W
12/2 San Francisco H 84–52 W
12/6 Penn A 67–59 W
12/9 Boston College H 67–57 W
12/14 Drexel A 92–70 W
12/20 California A 59–57 W
12/27 Pacific H 73–55 W
12/30 Delaware A 75–54 W
1/3 George Washington H 90–81 W
1/6 Richmond A 71–60 W
1/10 Duquesne A 78-61 W
1/13 Fordham H 79–35 W
1/17 Xavier A 81–73 W
1/21 Massachusetts H 92–67 W
1/24 St. Bonaventure A 114–63 W
1/31 Temple A 83–71 W
2/2 Villanova A 74–67 W
2/7 La Salle H 89-63 W
2/11 Dayton H 81-67 W
2/14 Rhode Island H 73–59 W
2/18 Fordham A 72-54 W
2/21 Temple H 76–53 W
2/25 Massachusetts A 83–58 W
2/28 Rhode Island A 57–55 W
3/2 St. Bonaventure H 82–50 W
3/11 Xavier H 87–67 L
3/18 Liberty* N 82–63 W
3/20 Texas Tech* N 70–65 W
3/25 Wake Forest* N 84-80 W
3/27 Oklahoma State* N 64-62 L

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RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Final 
AP 17 13 12 12 11 10 10 9 6 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 5 Not released 
Coaches 18 14 14 15 12 10 10 9 6 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 5 5

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Regular seasonEdit

The Hawks dominated the regular season, going 27-0 for the season. In the Atlantic 10 Tournament, the Hawks received a #1 seed, which included a first-round bye. However, they lost badly to the Xavier Musketeers 87-67. Despite their early exit, the Hawks still received a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Hawks also won the Philadelphia Big 5, going 4-0 in the process.

NCAA tournamentEdit

The Hawks received a #1 seed, and defeated Liberty, Texas Tech, and Wake Forest in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd rounds, respectively. In the Elite 8 match-up against Oklahoma State, the Hawks lost by 2 points. John Lucas III of Oklahoma State hit a go-ahead three with only a few seconds left. On the ensuing possession, Jameer Nelson attempted to tie the game, but his 15 ft. shot fell short.

AccoladesEdit

NotesEdit

  • The Hawks progressed to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1981.[5]
  • Sports Illustrated named shouting Saint Joseph's staple chant, "The Hawk Will Never Die," as the number 12 thing "you gotta do before you graduate."[6]
  • The Hawks earned a spot in the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame after receiving the Pride of Philadelphia award in 2004.[7]

Draft listEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ sports-reference.com 2003-04 Atlantic 10 Conference Season Summary
  2. ^ Stat Sheet-St. Josephs (PA) Hawks-Retrieved 2012-24-2
  3. ^ Saint Joseph's Hawks Schedule - 2003-04
  4. ^ *ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. Random House. 2009. p. 1130-1131. ISBN 0-345-51392-4.
  5. ^ St. Joseph's, Pennsylvania NCAA Tournament Result s
  6. ^ The 100 Things You Gotta Do Before You Graduate (Whatever the Cost))
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-17. Retrieved 2011-09-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ NBA Draft History: 2004 Draft
  9. ^ NBA Draft History: 2004 Draft
  10. ^ Philly Hoops Insider
  11. ^ Minnesota Timberwolves Sign Free-Agent Forward/Center Dwayne Jones