Saint Joseph’s 76, Fordham 70

Langston Galloway tied his career high with 25 points and Saint

Joseph’s overcame a 16-point second-half deficit to defeat Fordham

76-70 on Sunday and win the 1,500th game in the program’s 102-year


The Hawks (7-17, 2-8 Atlantic 10 Conference) have won two

straight after a nine-game skid while the Rams (6-17, 0-11) have

dropped 13 in a row and 37 consecutive A-10 games.

Carl Jones added 15 points for Saint Joseph’s, which trailed

47-31 with 18:45 to play.

A 21-6 Hawks run closed the gap to 53-52, with 11:01 left.

After the Rams’ Chris Gaston hit a jumper, Saint Joseph’s used a

15-3 spurt, including three 3-pointers by Jones, to lead 67-58 with

4:14 to go.

Branden Frazier and Brenton Butler scored 17 apiece for


The Hawks had not played in the arena, now called the Izod

Center, since losing to Oklahoma State 64-62 in the 2004 NCAA Elite