In an Atlantic 10 showdown the St. Joe's Hawks trail the UMass Minutemen by a point at halftime. The Hawks are 12-5 on the season and 2-1 in conference play, while the Minutemen are 13-4 overall and also 2-1 in conference play. Today's game is being played at the William D. Mullins Center, where the Minutemen are 9-0 this season.
Both teams are shooting under 40 percent thus far, but each team has been able to convert on three point attempts – four for St. Joe's and seven for UMass – to keep the scoring relatively high. The Hawks have seven turnovers, while the Minutemen have six.
The leading scorer for the game is UMass forward, Raphiael Putney, who has 13 points on six shots, including three three pointers. Putney also has four rebounds, three steals and two blocks. The Hawks already have four players who have scored at least six points.
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