In just under three hours, Saint Joseph's will tip off in their first road game of the young season, hoping for a better result than their home opener. On Friday, the Hawks were hammered 98-70 at home by Western Kentucky. In the loss, the Hawks started three freshmen, in Langston Galloway, CJ Aiken, and Daryus Quarles. According to SJUHawks.com. there will be a slight change in the starting lineup this evening. In the place of the 6'6 Quarles, the Hawks will start 5'11 guard Justin Crosgile.
With Crosgile in the lineup, the Hawks will be very small around the perimeter. The starting lineup includes the 5'11 Tay Jones, 5'11 Justin Crosgile, 6'2 Langston Galloway, 6'7 Idris Hilliard, and 6'9 CJ Aiken.
Penn State is led by 6-foot senior guard Talor Battle, who is one of the better guards in the Big 10. He will be a handful for the Hawks to contain. The Nittany Lions are looking to improve to 2-0, after beginning the season with a 14-point home win over Lehigh.
The game airs at 7:30 tonight on ESPN3.com.