Out of the frying pan, into the fire for Holy Cross, which comes off a home loss to Dayton to travel to Hawk Hill for a meeting with Saint Hoseph's that ought to be the Crusaders' toughest challenge to date. Elswhere, Howard is at American.
SCOUTING SAINT JOE'S: The Hawks are the second straight top notch Atlantic 10 side on HC's schedule. Saint Joe's comes in 4-2, the two losses coming to Gonzaga in overtime and to Syracuse, by three, in the Carrier Dome.
Center Ahmad Nivins is an athletic 6-9 specimin who could might give Tim Clifford fits. Nivins, a first team All-A-10 and All Big Five pick as a sophomore, the junior is averaging 15.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.
Pat Calathes is a matchup nightmare, a 6-10 senior swingman with three-point range. Calathes is not afraid to shoot the three-ball, he is averaging almost two treys per game. A third-team All A-10 pick as a sophomore, Calathes also earned second team All Big Five accolades. Calathes has been good for 17.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game thus far.
Darrin Govens (6-1 soph.), the latest Saint Joe's point guard from Chester, is hitting 41.7 percent from the arc, scoring 13.8 ppg.
Saint Joe's stats
Saint Joe's game notes
SCOUTING HOWARD: The Bison (3-5) are coming off a loss to Hampton in a game in which Howard managed just 31 points. Howard's record includes a win over Navy. As a team, teh Bison are shooting 40.7 percent from the field, 25.4 percent from three-point range. Opponents are hitting at a 45.4 percent rate overall, 34.3 percent on three-pointers. Howard turns the ball over 18.6 times per game and is being out rebounded by 10 per game and outscored by 18.2 points per game.
Eugene Myatt is the only Bison in double figures. Myatt avrages 17.8 ppg, shooting 50.9 percent from the field, 41.7 percent from the arc.
Howard game notes
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