The St. Joesph's Hawks look to continue their current string of strong play Wednesday, as they host Morgan State Bears in a non-conference contest at Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena (7 p.m.). The Hawks (9-3) are currently on a four-game winning streak, including a 81-72 victory over Coppin State that came last Wednesday just before the holiday break, while the Bears (2-7) are in the middle of a small two-game winning streak. Before that, Morgan State had lost seven in a row.
St. Joe's junior guard Carl Jones enters the contest leading the Hawks and the A10 in scoring with 18.8 point per game, while sophomore guard Langston Galloway is the squad's second-best scorer (16.2 ppg.). Sophomore forward C.J. Aiken leads St. Joe's and the A10 with 4.5 blocks per game.
Meanwhile, senior forward Kevin Thompson is pacing the Bears with 14.9 ppg and 8.3 rpg. Surprisingly, Morgan State has played only two games in a 14-day span and each of those were victories -- 73-60 at UMBC, Dec. 14, and 69-45 versus visiting Loyola Marymount, Dec. 21.