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La Salle beats Ole Miss

Big 5 Awards for the 2012-2013 Season

The Big 5 managed to get Villanova, Temple, and La Salle into the NCAA Tournament this season. These 3 teams combined for 4 wins, 3 coming from La Salle. After a super successful year of basketball in Philadelphia, it is time to give out awards. Player of the Year: Khalif Wyatt, SG (Temple) Any old […]

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The Palestra

The Palestra: Home of Philly Basketball

The Palestra, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is my favorite places to watch college basketball games. As a diehard Big 5 basketball fan, the Palestra is held near and dear to my heart. Originally the home to all Big 5 games, the Palestra is the home arena of the Penn Quakers and a good amount of Big […]

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Saint Joe's Dayton

Hawks Fall to Dayton, Tournament Hopes Dashed: Recap and Analysis

In Dayton, Ohio on Wednesday night the St. Joseph’s Hawks (13-8, 4-4 A10) took on the Dayton Flyers (13-9,3-5 A10). The Hawks have always struggled to win games at Dayton, and last night was no exception. St. Joes fell just short of getting its first win against Dayton at Dayton since 2001, they fell 60-54. […]

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Carl Jones

Carl Jones Named Big 5 Player of the Week

St. Joseph’s Hawks (13-7, 4-3 A-10) senior guard, Carl Jones, has been putting on a show this past week in tough games. Jones has slowly returned to his true form after being hampered by a suspension and an injury throughout the year. The Hawks have played well without him, but his presence as a leader […]

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HawksButler

Hawks Suffer Tough Loss to No. 14 Butler: Recap and Analysis

In a sold out crowd at Hagan Arena a classic A-10 conference matchup was played between the (8-5) St. Josephs Hawks and the (13-2) Butler Bulldogs. The crowd was pumped and ready to see the Hawks live up to their preseason potential and upset a talented Butler team. This was not the case as the […]

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Chris Wilson Saint Joseph's Hawks

Saint Joseph’s Hawks Midseason MVP: Chris Wilson

The St. Joseph’s Hawks were predicted to be one of the nation’s best teams, ranked No. 22 in the AP Preseason Poll. They have showed flashes of excellence, but have also regressed back to the dark times of last year’s dreadful beginning to the season. The success that they have had this season has all […]

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Hawks lose to Fairfield

Saint Joseph’s Hawks Upset By Fairfield: Recap and Analysis

In Hagan Arena, on saturday afternoon, a crowd filled with excited fans expecting the Saint Joseph’s Hawks (5-4) to squash a vast underdog, the Fairfield Stags (8-5). This was not the case, as the Hawks were stunned at home, falling 60-57. The Stags jumped out to an early 8-4 advantage, but when Ronald Roberts scored […]

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Image: Maalik Wayns, Khalif Wyatt

Starting Five: Undefeated Temple Tops City 6 Rankings

Starting Five will be a weekly update on the Philadelphia basketball schools, ranking the teams from 1-5 and one team “on the bench”.  It will come out every Friday afternoon. 1.  Temple Owls: Temple posted solid wins over Wagner and Villanova this week, although they struggled in the first half against the Wildcats.  The 6-0 […]

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Big 5 Conference Basketball

2012 Big 5 Predictions: Rankings and Analysis

A year after getting one team into the NCAA tournament, Philadelphia’s historic collection of basketball schools will go at it once again in 2012-13.  The Big 5, which is what it will be referred to as because Drexel does not play all of their neighbors every year, lost some great players last season when Zack Rosen, Rudy […]

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Ronald Roberts Jr.

Hawks Upset in NIT First Round Action

The Saint Joseph’s Hawks (20-14) lost, 67-65, against Northern Iowa in the first round of the NIT. The Hawks shot an ugly 13/22 (59%) from the line. Carl Jones carried the team with 24 points, 4 assists and 2 steals. Langston Galloway went cold and only scored 5 points with 2 turnovers, which really hurt […]

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City 6

City 6 Selection Sunday Preview

It was, overall, an excellent season for the City 6 and its basketball teams. The six teams’ combined win total exceeded last year’s by 18, and every single team, except for Villanova, had at least 19 wins. In addition, Drexel and Temple won their conferences’ regular-season titles, but none of the teams were able to […]

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Saint Joseph's Falls to Bonnies

Hawks Lose Quarterfinal, NCAA Hopes Crushed

At Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ, the St. Joseph’s Hawks (20-13) faced the St. Bonaventure Bonnies in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament, only 10 days after losing a double-overtime heartbreaker in their regular season finale to these same Bonnies. The Hawks knew they needed to shut down forward Andrew Nicholson, the Atlantic […]

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