Saint Joseph’s keeps nation’s best road record alive at George Washington

Saint Joseph’s entered Wednesday night’s game at George Washington with much more on the line than the nation’s best road record, but extending that streak to 9-0 keeps the Hawks firmly in the tournament picture as this team continues what has become a potentially special season.

After the 84-68 victory, the Hawks’ only loss away from home this season came on a neutral court, against Florida in the Hall of Fame tipoff in November. But the win also maintains the program’s best start to a season, at 20-4, since the 2003-04 team went undefeated in the regular season.

Walking into Foggy Bottom as a four-point underdog and walking out with an 18-point win doesn’t happen if not for a tremendous performance from Isaiah Miles (21 points, nine rebounds) and another do-it-all game from DeAndre Bembry in his seventh 40-minute effort of the season.

George Washington cut the lead to six in the second half but Miles pushed the Hawks forward and now Saint Joseph’s, a team that started the day as one of Jerry Palm’s “first four out,” is looking more and more like a team that will end up on the right side of the bubble on Selection Sunday.

Isaiah Miles dunks home two of his 21 points at George Washington. (USATSI)


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