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Fast facts about Saint Joseph’s
Coach Phil Martelli can relate to Wichita State’s unbeaten regular season. His 2003-04 Hawks were 27-0 before falling to Xavier in the A-10 quarterfinals. Saint Joseph’s fell to Oklahoma State in the East Regional final after opening with two wins in Buffalo.
Senior forward Halil Kanacevic once blocked 19 shots in a game while leading Curtis High School of Staten Island to the 2009 PSAL title. No team from Staten Island had ever won the league.
It’s all in the family for senior guard Langston Galloway, SJU’s leading scorer at 17 a game. His mother, Jeralyn, is the sister of Hawks assistant coach and former player Geoff Arnold.
Ronald Robert Jr., a 6-8 senior, was nominated for national Dunk of the Year as a sophomore and remains one of the more electrifying leapers in the land.
All five starters average at least 31.8 minutes a game and none played fewer than 37 when the Hawks beat VCU in the A-10 final.
The Hawks shoot just 64.1 percent from the foul line, which ranks 329th in the country. But Saint Joseph’s is 49th nationally in field goal percentage at 46.9.