After starting the season 3-0, the Hawks have now lost four games in a row. Looking ahead at the schedule, it appears that things could get worse before they get better as well. Saint Joseph's next two games are against Villanova and at Minnesota.
The Hawks fell to Cornell 78-66 earlier today in Ithaca, New York. Ending the first half on a 7-0 run, the Hawks were tied with Cornell and appeared to be set for a battle against the Big Red. A few minutes into the second half, that appeared a lost cause. The Big Red stormed out of the gate in the second half and turned a close contest into what amounted to a blowout.
Seniors Darrin Govens and Garrett Williamson both struggled from the field in the loss, going a combined 5 of 18. The Hawk frontcourt of Todd O'Brien, Idris Hilliard, and Bryant Irwin combined for only 12 rebounds, as the Hawks were once again badly outrebounded. Today's rebounding margin of 10 is identical to the margin on Monday night against Rider.
The Big Red shot 46% from 3-point land today as well, going 11-24.
The Hawks play Wednesday night against Villanova at 9 pm on ESPN2. The Wildcats currently lead Maryland by 9 at the half.