After seeing their bubble burst on Selection Sunday, the St. Joe's Hawks are ready to take on the Northern Iowa Panthers in the first round of the NIT Tournament Wednesday night.
Phil Martelli's group is a second seed after having had a nice year in the Atlantic 10. St. Joe's (20-13, 9-7) is led by Carl Jones and Langston Galloway, one of the best guard duos in the land. Between them they average 32. 6 points per game with the sophomore Galloway shooting over 49 percent from the field and 47 percent from 3-point land.
Northern Iowa comes in (19-13, 9-9) from the Missouri Valley Conference playing very inconsistently. The Panthers haven't had a streak of three consecutive wins since all the way back in early December.
UNI is a very offensively challenged team, but one player to look for is Anthony James who leads the Panthers with 12.9 points per game.
The winner will advance to face either Drexel or UCF in the second round.
Time: 7:15 p.m. ET