Opponent Preview: Saint Joseph's & Notre Dame

Oct 11, 2012 - Posted by Whitney Craft Jordan on October 11, 2012 at 11:59 am | Updated: October 11, 2012 12:02 pm

Saint Joseph's
Coach: Phil Martelli
2011-12 record: 20-14
Atlantic 10 conference record: 9-7, T-5th
Postseason: NIT second round, lost to Northern Iowa
NCAA tournament appearances (last): 19 (2008)
Notables: The Hawks return all five starters from 2011-12; just one nine teams in Division I to record 20 wins after losing 20 games the season before. 

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Top Returners
Carl Jones
*All-Atlantic 10 Honorable Mention
G 5-11 SR 17.0 ppg 3.3 apg
Langston Galloway
*All-Atlantic 10 2nd Team
*All-Big 5 1st Team
G 6-2 JR 15.5 ppg 4.5 rpg
CJ Aiken
*Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year
F 6-9 JR 10.9 ppg 5.1 rpg

 

Notre Dame
Coach: Mike Brey, 2012 NABC District V Coach of the Year
2011-12 record: 22-12
Big East record: 13-5, 3rd
Postseason: NCAA second round, lost to Xavier
NCAA tournament appearances (last): 32 (2012)
Notables: The 2011-12 season saw the the Fighting Irish reach their third straight 20-win campaign and third consecutive NCAA tournament appearance. 

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Top Returners
Eric Atkins
*Notre Dame Oustanding Playmaker Award
G 6-2 JR 12.1 ppg 4.1 apg
Pat Connaughton G 6-5 SO 7.0 ppg 4.4 rpg
Jack Cooley F 6-9 SR 12.5 ppg 8.9 rpg
Jerian Grant G 6-5 JR 12.3 ppg 5.0 apg