2014 NCAA Tournament Profile: Atlantic 10 Champion Saint Joseph’s Hawks

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Record: 24-9

RPI: 38

BPI: 56

Conference: Atlantic 10 Conference

How They Qualified: A 10 Conference Tournament Champions

Region: No. 10 seed in the East

 

The Saint Joseph’s Hawks lost two games early on in the season, but it has definitely bounced back in a big way since.

The Hawks have done work in the Atlantic 10 this season and are actually considered one of the conference’s best teams. That tends to happen when a team finishes third in the conference standings. This team is arguably on the same level as Saint Louis and it is a mid-major to watch out for in the 2014 NCAA tournament.

 

What You Need to Know:

Leading Scorer: Langston Galloway (17.4 ppg)

Leading Rebounder: Halil Kanacevic (8.7 rpg)

Leading Passer: Halil Kanacevic (4.4 apg)

Bad Losses: Temple, La Salle

Good Wins: VCU (twice)

 

Saint Joseph’s has four players averaging 10 or more points per game and two players who are averaging 14 or more per game. However, it is Langston Galloway who can really make opposing teams pay. Not only is he the leading scorer, but he is lethal from behind the arc.

Galloway has made 99 threes on the year and is shooting 43.2 percent from the three.

The Hawks do not rotate a lot of payers and each player in the starting five is averaging 30+ minutes per game. There is a lot of experience in that starting five. Three players are seniors and another one is a junior.

Talent and experience. That is what Saint Joseph’s has going for it. Those are two great things to have in the NCAA tournament, but you probably didn’t need me to tell you that.

The Saint Joseph’s Hawks are dancing!

 

Trevor Lowry is a Senior Writer and Copy Editor at RantSports.com. If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry or add him to your network on Google.

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