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2017–18 Saint Joseph's Hawks men's basketball team

The 2017–18 Saint Joseph's Hawks basketball team represented Saint Joseph's University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Hawks, led by 23rd-year head coach Phil Martelli, played their home games at Hagan Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as members of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The Hawks finished the season 16–16, 10–8 in A-10 play to finish in fourth place. The defeated George Mason in the quarterfinals of the A-10 Tournament before losing to Rhode Island in the semifinals.

2017–18 Saint Joseph's Hawks men's basketball
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ConferenceAtlantic 10 Conference
2017–18 record16–16 (10–8 A-10)
Head coachPhil Martelli (23rd season)
Assistant coaches
  • Mark Bass
  • David Duda
  • Geoff Arnold
Home arenaHagan Arena
Seasons
2017–18 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Rhode Island 15 3   .833     26 8   .765
St. Bonaventure 14 4   .778     26 8   .765
Davidson 13 5   .722     21 12   .636
Saint Joseph's 10 8   .556     16 16   .500
VCU 9 9   .500     18 15   .545
Saint Louis 9 9   .500     17 16   .515
George Mason 9 9   .500     16 17   .485
Richmond 9 9   .500     12 20   .375
Dayton 8 10   .444     14 17   .452
Duquesne 7 11   .389     16 16   .500
George Washington 7 11   .389     15 18   .455
La Salle 7 11   .389     13 19   .406
Massachusetts 5 13   .278     13 20   .394
Fordham 4 14   .222     9 22   .290
2018 A10 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

The Hawks finished the 2016–17 season 11–20, 4–14 A-10 play to finish in a tie for 12th place. As the No. 13 seed in the A-10 Tournament, they lost to Massachusetts in the first round.[1][2]

OffseasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for departure
Brendan Casper 20 F 6'6" 213 Senior Audubon, PA Walk-on; graduated
Javon Baumann 34 F 6'8" 255 RS Senior Solms-Oberbiel, Germany Graduated

2017 recruiting classEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Taylor Funk
#58 PF
Manheim Central High School Manheim, PA 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) N/A May 12, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 76
Anthony Longpre
C
Ellicott City, MD Glenelg Country School 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) N/A Sep 27, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A   ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Saint Joseph's Hawks". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  • "2017 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved October 26, 2017.

2018 recruiting classEdit

PreseasonEdit

In a poll of the league’s head coaches and select media members at the conference's media day, the Hawks were picked to finish in third place in the A-10.[3] Senior guard Shavar Newkirk was named to the conference's preseason second team.[3]

RosterEdit

2017–18 Saint Joseph's Hawks men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Lamarr Kimble 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Neumann-Goretti Philadelphia, PA
G 1 Shavar Newkirk 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Cardinal Hayes Bronx, NY
F 2 Charlie Brown 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 192 lb (87 kg) So St. Thomas More School Philadelphia, PA
G 3 Michael Booth (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Bishop Shanahan Thornton, PA
G 5 Nick Robinson 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Kenwood Academy Chicago, IL
F 10 Gerald Blount 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Pomfret School Bayonne, NJ
G 11 Toliver Freeman (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 212 lb (96 kg) So Catholic Baton Rouge, LA
F 12 Anthony Longpré 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Fr Glenelg Country (MD) L'Assomption, QE
G 13 Christian Vega (W) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 188 lb (85 kg) Sr Colegio San José Guaynabo, PR
G 15 Chris Clover 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr St. Joseph's Prep Philadelphia, PA
G 20 Mike Muggeo (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Bergen Catholic River Vale, NJ
G 21 Kyle Thompson (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr St. Joseph's Prep Mt. Laurel, NJ
F 22 Lorenzo Edwards 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Lake Forest Lake Forest, IL
F 23 Markell Lodge 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Jr Christian Faith Center Academy Creedmoor, NC
F 24 Pierfrancesco Oliva 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS So Bergen Catholic Taranto, Italy
F 25 James Demery 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Northside Christian Greenville, NC
F 32 Jai Williams 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) RS Sr Philadelphia Electrical & Technical Charter Philadelphia, PA
F 33 Taylor Funk 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Manheim Central Lancaster, PA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
Nov 11, 2017*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Toledo L 87–98  0–1
 21  Newkirk   6  Tied   4  Robinson  Savage Arena (3,609)
Toledo, OH
Nov 13, 2017*
8:00 pm, NBCSP+
at UIC W 86–82 OT 1–1
 25  Demery   9  Funk   5  Tied  UIC Pavilion (3,175)
Chicago, IL
Nov 17, 2017*
7:00 pm
Princeton W 71–58  2–1
 23  Funk   8  Oliva   3  Oliva  Hagan Arena (4,121)
Philadelphia, PA
Nov 23, 2017*
6:30 pm, ESPN3
vs. Washington State
Wooden Legacy quarterfinals
L 71–75  2–2
 24  Newkirk   10  Oliva   6  Oliva  Titan Gym (2,131)
Fullerton, CA
Nov 24, 2017*
4:00 pm, ESPNews
vs. Harvard
Wooden Legacy consolation 2nd round
L 71–77  2–3
 18  Demery   10  Demery   3  Tied  Titan Gym (2,513)
Fullerton, CA
Nov 26, 2017*
2:30 pm, ESPN3
vs. Sacramento State
Wooden Legacy 7th place game
W 74–69  3–3
 22  Newkirk   9  Edwards   4  Newkirk  Honda Center (1,733)
Anaheim, CA
Nov 29, 2017*
7:00 pm
Bucknell W 83–70  4–3
 20  Demery   10  Tied   6  Newkirk  Hagan Arena (3,783)
Philadelphia, PA
Dec 2, 2017*
5:30 pm, ESPN2
No. 4 Villanova
Big 5/Holy War
L 53–94  4–4
 14  Demery   6  Robinson   3  Robinson  Hagan Arena (4,200)
Philadelphia, PA
Dec 9, 2017*
2:30 pm, CBSSN
at Temple
Big 5/Rivalry
L 78–81  4–5
 18  Newkirk   11  Oliva   6  Newkirk  Liacouras Center (7,288)
Philadelphia, PA
Dec 17, 2017*
4:30 pm
Maine W 72–59  5–5
 19  Tied   10  Demery   4  Newkirk  Hagan Arena (3,551)
Philadelphia, PA
Dec 20, 2017*
4:30 pm, ESPNU
vs. St. John's
Basketball Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase
L 73–77  5–6
 26  Newkirk   18  Oliva   4  Oliva  Mohegan Sun Arena (5,518)
Uncasville, CT
Dec 30, 2017
4:00 pm
at George Washington L 64–70  5–7
(0–1)
 24  Demery   8  Demery   2  Oliva  Charles E. Smith Center (2,225)
Washington, DC
Jan 3, 2018
7:00 pm
VCU W 87–81 OT 6–7
(1–1)
 19  Funk   8  Tied   5  Newkirk  Hagan Arena (3,518)
Philadelphia, PA
Jan 6, 2018
8:00 pm, ESPNU
St. Bonaventure W 85–78  7–7
(2–1)
 24  Demery   10  Newkirk   8  Oliva  Hagan Arena (4,061)
Philadelphia, PA
Jan 10, 2018
7:00 pm
at George Mason L 79–81  7–8
(2–2)
 24  Newkirk   7  Newkirk   5  Newkirk  EagleBank Arena (2,783)
Fairfax, VA
Jan 14, 2018
5:00 pm, NBCSN
at Massachusetts L 69–72  7–9
(2–3)
 22  Tied   7  Tied   7  Longpre'  Mullins Center (2,476)
Amherst, MA
Jan 17, 2018
6:30 pm, CBSSN
Dayton W 81–65  8–9
(3–3)
 19  Demery   15  Oliva   3  Oliva  Hagan Arena (3,251)
Philadelphia, PA
Jan 20, 2018
1:00 pm
Fordham W 68–46  9–9
(4–3)
 25  Demery   8  Tied   4  Tied  Hagan Arena (3,634)
Philadelphia, PA
Jan 24, 2018
7:00 pm, CBSSN
at St. Bonaventure L 67–70  9–10
(4–4)
 13  Tied   7  Tied   5  Robinson  Reilly Center (3,548)
Olean, NY
Jan 27, 2018*
7:00 pm, NBCSP
at Penn
Big 5
L 56–67  9–11
 19  Newkirk   7  Oliva   3  Oliva  Palestra (7,682)
Philadelphia, PA
Jan 31, 2018
7:00 pm
Saint Louis L 59–60  9–12
(4–5)
 21  Funk   6  Newkirk   6  Robinson  Hagan Arena (3,143)
Philadelphia, PA
Feb 3, 2018
4:00 pm, CBSSN
at La Salle
Big 5
L 78–81  9–13
(4–6)
 30  Newkirk   11  Demery   4  Newkirk  Tom Gola Arena (3,045)
Philadelphia, PA
Feb 6, 2018
7:00 pm, Stadium
at Davidson L 62–91  9–14
(4–7)
 16  Newkirk   6  Robinson   4  Robinson  John M. Belk Arena (3,134)
Davidson, NC
Feb 10, 2018
4:00 pm
Massachusetts W 85–73  10–14
(5–7)
 22  Funk   9  Newkirk   7  Newkirk  Hagan Arena (3,751)
Philadelphia, PA
Feb 14, 2018
7:00 pm
at Fordham W 71–55  11–14
(6–7)
 20  Demery   6  Tied   7  Newkirk  Rose Hill Gymnasium (1,032)
Bronx, NY
Feb 17, 2018
6:00 pm
Duquesne W 82–75  12–14
(7–7)
 26  Newkirk   11  Robinson   10  Newkirk  Hagan Arena (3,651)
Philadelphia, PA
Feb 21, 2018
7:00 pm
George Mason L 76–79  12–15
(7–8)
 23  Newkirk   13  Funk   3  Tied  Hagan Arena (3,082)
Philadelphia, PA
Feb 24, 2018
7:00 pm, NBCSP+
at Richmond W 72–70  13–15
(8–8)
 20  Robinson   8  Robinson   5  Robinson  Robins Center (7,201)
Richmond, VA
Feb 27, 2018
7:00 pm, CBSSN
at No. 17 Rhode Island W 78–48  14–15
(9–8)
 21  Demery   7  Demery   7  Newkirk  Ryan Center (7,186)
Kingston, RI
Mar 3, 2018
2:00 pm, Stadium
La Salle W 78–70  15–15
(10–8)
 18  Demery   7  Oliva   4  Newkirk  Hagan Arena (4,200)
Philadelphia, PA
Atlantic 10 Tournament
Mar 9, 2018
2:30 pm, NBCSN
(4) vs. (5) George Mason
Quarterfinals
W 68–49  16–15
 14  Robinson   10  Funk   5  Newkirk  Capital One Arena (7,321)
Washington, D.C.
Mar 10, 2018
1:00 pm, CBSSN
(4) vs. (1) Rhode Island
Semifinals
L 87–90  16–16
 18  Newkirk   8  Newkirk   6  Newkirk  Capital One Arena (8,756)
Washington, D.C.
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Source[4][5]

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